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Mystery tunnel found in Toronto and no one has a clue why it was built

The tunnel is 33 feet long and was hidden in a densely wooded area.

(File photo) Tunnel
(File photo) Tunnel
Image: Shutterstock/benlat

TORONTO DEPUTY POLICE chief today asked for the public’s help in determining who built a mysterious tunnel near a major sporting venue and a university in Toronto.

Police also want to know why it was built.

A wildlife official was walking through woods near York University and the Rexall Center last month when he spotted a piece of corrugated metal on the ground, lifted it up and found a passageway.

Deputy police chief Mark Saunders said the tunnel was more than six feet high, almost three feet wide and about 33 feet long, and was hidden in a densely wooded area of the city, “well off the beaten path.”

Had it continued, the tunnel would have exited on the other side of a hill overlooking nearby tennis courts and a sports facility that will host the Pan American Games in July.

But it would not have posed a threat to the Games, Saunders insisted, explaining that the tunnel would not have “come up covertly anywhere.”

© AFP, 2015.

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