Seven people are facing drug and firearms charges after a police raid at George Brown College’s Casa Loma campus on Oct. 10.
An ongoing investigation led Toronto Police to the college’s Casa Loma campus where they uncovered the perpetrators in an undercover operation.
The incident occurred just west of the Dolce Vita patio on Bridgman Avenue, at around 1 pm.
This is a spot known for the smoking of cannabis.
One eyewitness said that he had just exited the building and while standing at the corner of Bridgman and Kendal, he saw a man bursting from the patio in an attempt to flee the scene.
The man made his way up Kendal Avenue where he was chased by police and arrested.
Following the arrest, police were seen rummaging through a seized backpack which contained a bottle of alcohol, what appeared to be substantial amount of cannabis and a pair of dice.
“The college is taking this matter very seriously and we are exercising the options available to us under the Code of Conduct,” says Chris Mcgrath, vice president of student success.
The implicated individuals will not be allowed on campus, pending further investigation.
This incident comes just days before recreational cannabis is legalized in Canada.
However, GBC has implemented a no-smoking policy on campus which applies to cannabis as well.
In April, a GBC student who was gambling, was suspended after a fight broke out in the Casa Loma Student Centre.