A daycare attended by about 40 Scarborough preschoolers was shut down after 60 drums of liquid chemicals were found in an adjoining unit of a mall complex yesterday morning.

Toronto police say none of the children who attend Danforth College on Midland and Finch Avenues were ever endanger­ed by the chemicals, which include sulphuric acid, benzine and potassium hydroxide.

“The children were never at risk,” Corp. Wendy Drummond said, noting that the air quality of the daycare and nearby units was tested by a hazardous materials unit.

The barrels were found by the landlord of the business mall, who was evicting the tenant at a dry food importing business next to the day care.