News Release

SIU Investigating After Man Dies Following Fall from Toronto Overpass

Case Number: 20-TCD-293   

Mississauga, ON (2 November, 2020) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 45-year-old man today in Toronto.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 4:15 p.m. on November 2, 2020, the Toronto Police Service received a call regarding a man in distress in the area of Dundas Street East and Bayview Avenue. 
  • Officers located the man on the Dundas Street East overpass, above the Don River and Don Valley Parkway.  
  • Attempts were made to negotiate with the man, but at approximately 7:30 p.m., the man fell from the overpass to the ground below.
  • The man was transported to hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

Three investigators and one forensic investigator have been assigned to the case. The post-mortem is scheduled for Wednesday in Toronto.

The SIU is urging anyone who may have information about this investigation to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529. The Unit is also urging anyone who may have any video evidence related to this incident to upload that video through the SIU website.

If you or someone you know is an affected person in need of support, please call the Affected Persons Program General Referral Line at 1-877-641-1897 or click here for more information:

The SIU is an independent government agency that investigates the conduct of officials (police officers as well as special constables with the Niagara Parks Commission and peace officers with the Legislative Protective Service) that may have resulted in death, serious injury, sexual assault and/or the discharge of a firearm at a person. All investigations are conducted by SIU investigators who are civilians. Under the Special Investigations Unit Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether the official has committed a criminal offence in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, cause a criminal charge to be laid against the official where grounds exist for doing so, or close the file without any charges being laid
  • publicly report the results of its investigations

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