An early morning water main break is dampening the Family Day spirit.
Part of the north downtown core was shut down as the break is wreaking havoc on the holiday Monday, with businesses and roads closed.
A city official in the infrastructure department said the break occurred at approximately 7:30 a.m. and sent water flowing down Park Avenue.
He added that the entire area from Park to Red River Road and Court Street to Cumberland Street was affected.
The OLG Casino was among those businesses temporarily closed, and has since reopened. The apartment complex on the corner of Park and Cumberland is said to have sustained significant water damage.
The official said at noon that crews had almost completed their work.