Police are investigating over a dozen people after glass bottles were thrown off the balcony of a downtown Toronto highrise on February 21.
The Toronto Police Service (TPS) said officers were called to the area of York Street and Lakeshore Boulevard around 2:30 pm for reports of a large gathering in a condo, and bottles being thrown from the balcony of a high floor.
When police arrived, they saw bottles smash onto the road. They subsequently closed York Street due to the “significant danger” the projectiles posed to pedestrians.
York St + Lake Shore Bl
– Confirmed bottles being thrown
– Landing on York St
– Significant danger to pedestrians underneath
– Officers have closed York St
– Use alternate routes
— Toronto Police Operations (@TPSOperations) February 21, 2021
Fourteen people are now being investigated, according to police.
“This could really have killed someone or done some serious damage,” a TPS media relations officer told Daily Hive.
York Street has since reopened to pedestrians and police have not received any reports of injuries. As of 3 pm, the road remained closed to vehicles as debris was cleaned up.
Toronto is under Stay at Home orders until at least March 8.
The orders, which have been in place since January 14, prohibit indoor gatherings with anyone outside of your immediate household, among other restrictions.
Those who do not abide by the measures may be subject to fines or jail time.