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News Release

SIU Investigating Death of Man in Toronto

Case Number: 15-TCD-257

Mississauga (18 November, 2015) ---
Ontario's Special Investigations Unit is probing the circumstances surrounding the death of a 43-year-old man in Toronto. 

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • On November 6, 2015, a few minutes after midnight, a 911 call was made;
  • Toronto Police attended an apartment at 10 Dora Avenue, in the Bloor Street West and Lansdowne Avenue area;
  • Inside the apartment, officers encountered a man;
  • Emergency Task Force officers were called for assistance;
  • During the interaction with the man, two conducted energy weapons (CEWs) were deployed; 
  • The man was transported to St. Joseph's Health Centre;  
  • On November 7, 2015, the man was pronounced dead.

The SIU has assigned three investigators and one forensic investigator to probe the circumstances of this incident. 

Anyone who may have information regarding this case is asked to contact the lead investigator at 416-622-2314 or 1-800-787-8529 ext. 2314.


The SIU is an arm’s length agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault. Under the Police Services Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether an officer has committed a criminal offence  in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, lay a criminal charge against the officer if appropriate or close the file without any charges being laid
  • report the results of any investigations to the Attorney General. 

Jason Gennaro, jason.gennaro@ontario.ca
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-641-1897 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 1897