Toronto Universities Evacuated Following Bomb Threats
Two Toronto universities have been evacuated after police confirmed that several post-secondary institutions have received bomb threats.
Shortly after 10:00 a.m., Toronto police said that officers are responding to numerous bomb threats to post-secondary campuses throughout the city.
Police said they’re investigating and working with schools to evacuate where necessary.
The @TorontoPolice Service is responding to numerous bomb threats to post-secondary campuses throughout the city. We're investigating & working w/ schools to evacuate where necessary. Anyone who has received a threat or has info on the investigation is asked to call police. ^CdK— Toronto Police OPS (@TPSOperations) June 18, 2019
OCAD University says that all buildings on campus will be closed until further notice and that all buildings are being evacuated.
OCAD also says that 100 McCaul Street is closed until further notice.
All buildings on OCAD U's campus are closed until until further notice. All buildings are being evacuated. Please follow directions of Safety and Security staff on site. Please your check student/staff/faculty emails and this space for updates.— OCAD University (@OCAD) June 18, 2019
Ryerson University also announced that the Chang School is closed for a police investigation.
Ryerson says that anyone in the Chang School area is encouraged to go to the Podium building.
IMPORTANT: The Chang School is closed for a police investigation. Community members are encouraged to go to the Podium building. Further details to come as they are available.— Ryerson University (@RyersonU) June 18, 2019
There have been no evacuation notices posted by the University of Toronto at this time (and no notices posted by UTM in particular).
There is also no indication that Sheridan College campuses in Mississauga, Brampton or Oakville are affected at this time.
Anyone who has received a threat or has information relating to the investigation is asked to call police.
Toronto police say that George Brown College and Humber College were also affected by threats.
OPS (@TPSOperations) June 18, 2019
While police say the threats are being taken very seriously, some schools have been given the all-clear to re-open, including the Chang School.
Toronto Police Service has completed their investigation and given the all clear. The Chang School has re-opened.— Ryerson University (@RyersonU) June 18, 2019
OCAD, however, will remain closed for the rest of the day.
OCAD University will remain closed for the entire day and evening, today, June 18, 2019, due to a police investigation. https://t.co/Y5dmz5M1TS— OCAD University (@OCAD) June 18, 2019
George Brown College says it’s continuing to work with police following a “threatening email.”
Due to the receipt of a threatening email, we are working with police to investigate the situation. You will notice a heightened amount of police around campus. Please report any suspicious activity by dialling 0 on any college phone. More information as it becomes available.— George Brown College (@GBCollege) June 18, 2019