Jan 08, 2024
By Jeremy Logan
According to the City of Toronto, one of its construction crews found ‘ancient’ human remains from an Indigenous burial ground on Friday.
The crew contacted Toronto Police after finding the remains while working on a water service line on Withrow Avenue in the city’s east end.
Police say an anthropologist assessed the scene and determined the remains are from an Indigenous burial ground that is marked in the area.
Officials say police remained on scene to preserve the area and the remains, pending further direction from the anthropologist.
The City of Toronto says construction is halted while the investigation is ongoing.
Toronto sits on the traditional territory of many nations including the Chippewa, the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples.