By Artemis Moshtaghian and Alaa Elassar, CNN

Part of a crane collapsed on a building in downtown Toronto, Canada Saturday afternoon, damaging the roof.

The counterweight, part of the crane designed to prevent tipping, was on top of the 8 The Esplanade apartment building after it fell about 6 meters, Toronto Chief Fire District Stephan Powell told CNN.

Authorities were made aware of the incident at the intersection of Esplanade and Yonge Streets shortly after 2 p.m., he added.

The top six floors of the condominium are machine rooms used for building maintenance so no residential units have been damaged, Powell said.

The crane was carrying about 20,000 pounds of counterweight, which shifted causing the crane to tip over, Toronto Fire train chief Kevin Shaw told CNN news partner CTV News.

“This crane collapses [caused] a small structural damage to the roof area but no harm to the floors below, tenants or anything and never got into an apartment, ”Shaw told CTV.

The Meridian Hall performing arts center connected to the building was not damaged, Toronto police said on Twitter

City structural engineers are currently on site to assess the damage caused by the crane, Powell said, adding that no casualties were reported in the incident.

CNN reached out to Del Property Management, which owns 8 The Esplanade, for a comment.

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