UPDATE (23/11/18 12:14 PM ET): Roads and buildings near Ryerson University are reopening and investigations have concluded. Police allege that the package turned out to be a "discarded small alarm."
At 9:12 AM ET on Friday, Toronto Police released a statement about a suspicious package investigation. The package was reportedly found by Ryerson University security in the area of Bond Street and Gould Street, right at the entrance to the campus. The intersection is also a couple short blocks away from Yonge and Dundas Square.
Police are currently on scene investigating and road closures are in effect. These are the streets that are currently closed off: N- Gould St, E- Church St, S- Dundas St E, W- Victoria St.
Several campus buildings have been evacuated since the package was discovered as an "abundance of caution" during the investigation. Toronto's chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear investigation team is also on scene.
"The school has not received any threats nor has the Toronto Police Service and at this point we are just taking precautionary measures to ensure the safety of the public in the surrounding area," a Toronto Police Inspector told CP24.
The university tweeted at 11:20 AM that "Bond Street is closed from Dundas to Gould. Gould Street is closed from Victoria to Bond." The following buildings are also currently closed:
- South Bond Building
Police also warn the public to avoid the area as investigations continue.