Mysterious Tunnel Stumps Toronto Police

An underground tunnel discovered in a Toronto park. Photo courtesy of Toronto Police.

Toronto Police are scrambling for clues as to who dug an underground tunnel near York University and what it was used for.

On January 14, a Conservation Officer found a large pile of dirt near the fence line of the Rexall Centre Sports and Entertainment Complex in Toronto’s Black Creek Park.

When police were called, a tunnel spanning 33′ was discovered. It was over 6′ high and 3′ wide. The walls and roof were supported by lumber.

Inside the tunnel investigators found a generator, gas cans, food and drink containers, work gloves, a wheel barrow, lightbulbs, and a sump pump. There was a rosary and poppy pinned to the wall. The entrance was covered by dirt and a wooden lid.

Police say the tunnel has not been linked to any criminal activity or terrorist groups.

“I don’t have a working theory. We’re open. We go with the evidence,” says Deputy Chief Mark Saunders at a news conference. “This was built with a considerable amount of sophistication.”

Since the discovery the tunnel has been filled in. There is no threat to public safety.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police or CrimeStoppers.