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Police request assistance with fire investigation,
Cherry Street and Lake Shore Boulevard East area

Broadcast time: 13:32
Friday, June 2, 2017

55 Division

Case #: 2017-919126

The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of a fire investigation in the Cherry Street and Lake Shore Boulevard East area.

It is reported that:

- on Thursday, May 25, 2017, at 12:57 a.m., a large fire engulfed a business premises at 242 Cherry Street

- just prior to the fire starting, fireworks were observed being launched from an area adjacent to the building

- they landed on the property

- a black pickup truck and a white sedan were observed fleeing the area

Security camera video of the fireworks has been released. To view video, click here.

Damage is estimated to be as high as $20 million.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5500, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

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Constable Allyson Douglas-Cook, Corporate Communications, for Detective Robert Whalen, 55 Division