March 26, 2015 1:26 pm
Updated: March 26, 2015 2:03 pm

White powder found inside two envelopes in Toronto

Toronto firefighters stand outside of 21 Sussex Ave. where white powder was found inside an envelope.

Tyler Thornley / Global News
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TORONTO – Emergency officials are investigating after a white powder has been found inside envelopes at two locations in Toronto.

The first happened shortly before noon Thursday, when a Canada Post employee, believed to be inside the Canada Post building near Midland Avenue and Progress Avenue, close to the Scarborough Town Centre, was exposed to a white powder when opening an envelope.

He was taken to hospital as a precaution and Tornoto Fire Services quarantined 14 people inside the building while they figured out what the powder was. Officials tell Global News the powder was determined to be a “food substance.”

White powder was also found inside an envelope at 21 Sussex Avenue inside the University of Toronto’s downtown campus.  There are no injuries and Toronto Fire Services CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radioactive, Nuclear) team is trying to identify the powder.

More to come.

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