Two-year-old boy found outside in Scarborough by Uber driver to be reunited with parents

A Toronto Police Service cruiser.
A Toronto Police Service cruiser. Nick Westoll / File / Global News

Toronto police say a two-year-old boy who was found in Scarborough will be reunited with his parents.

Police said he was found by an Uber driver at around 3 a.m. Thursday near Markham Road and Cougar Court, just north of Eglinton Avenue East.

The boy was in a t-shirt and diaper outside when he was spotted by the Uber driver who called police. The boy was then taken to 43 Division, police said.

He was in good health and was being attended by officers, police said.

“He is a pleasure to be with,” Toronto police told Global News.

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Shortly after 8:30 a.m., police said officers got in contact with the boy’s mother and arrangements are being made to reunite them.

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It is unclear how long the child was outside before he was found but police said they don’t believe he was out too long.

Police originally said the boy was one years old but later corrected that he was two years old.

“Kudos to the Uber driver,” David Ridzik, Superintendent with Toronto police, told reporters. “Thank goodness this Uber driver was switched on, saw the child and did the right thing contacted us. The child is safe and will shortly be reunited with his parents.”