Police investigating after tunnel found near Pan Am Games site

It was sophisticated, outfitted with lights powered by a generator.

It was large, its reinforced ceilings tall enough for a person to comfortably stand.

It was dug near the Rexall Centre — the future tennis venue for Toronto’s Pan Am and Parapan Am Games this summer.

And it is not known why a mysterious, bunker-like tunnel was there at all.

Toronto police are expected to release more information Tuesday about the strange discovery last month of an underground tunnel located in a wooded area south of York University.

Monday night Toronto police confirmed the finding was made by a Toronto and Region Conservation Authority employee, who happened upon the tunnel while walking near the TRCA headquarters and York’s Keele campus.

The Star has learned that Canadian security officials have been informed of the discovery. Toronto police have scheduled a news conference Tuesday morning with Deputy Chief Mark Saunders, who heads the force’s Specialized Operations Command unit.

Two possibilities police are probing include that the tunnel may have been used to bypass Pan Am Games security, or to store explosive materials.

Full article: Police investigating after tunnel found near Pan Am Games site (The Star)

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