Toronto police officers investigating a break-in found a “significant” cache of weapons, explosives and drugs yesterday in a storage rental unit in the city’s east end.
Police were called to Access Storage on Kennedy Road near Steeles Avenue East yesterday morning after employees reported several lockers had been broken into overnight.
When officers arrived to investigate the break-ins, they discovered the weapons, explosives and drugs inside one of the approximately 150-square-foot storage units (there are approximately 600 units in the facility).
A bomb squad arrived after lunch, evacuated the building and entered the storage area around 1 p.m.
After clearing the building, they evacuated and checked the other two buildings on the block before departing shortly before two, witnesses said.
Toronto city councillor Mike Del Grande, of Ward 39 Scarborough-Agincourt, came out of the storage facility office after speaking with police and said, “This is not hunting rifles — this is pretty significant, this is big.”
It is not yet clear how many weapons, drugs and explosives were found, and police have not said whether or not they have any suspects.
Investigators were interviewing the storage company’s management and reviewing surveillance video, while a warrant to remove the drugs, weapons and explosives was being executed.