Blue Jays will close roof Wednesday due to 'poor air quality'
The Toronto Blue Jays will close the Rogers Centre's roof for Wednesday's game against the visiting Houston Astros due to poor air quality caused by smoke from forest fires in Ontario and Quebec.
"Due to poor air quality, the roof will remain closed for tonight's Blue Jays game," the team said in a statement. "Should Environment Canada indicate the air quality has vastly improved ahead of game-time, we will re-evaluate and update fans."
The sight of haze and smell of smoke has been prevalent in Toronto since Monday.
Environment Canada says the risk level could reach nine by Thursday afternoon.
The Canadian forest fires are also causing significant air pollution problems in the United States, especially in New York with the Yankees set to host the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday.