CP24: Baby boy dies at unlicensed home daycare: report

Feb 27, 2014

CP24: Feb 27, 2014

“Toronto police and provincial officials are investigating the death of a four-month-old boy who died at an unlicensed home daycare earlier this month.” The Toronto Star has reported that this is the fourth child to die in unlicensed child care in the GTA over the past seven months.

The four month old baby was found without vital signs at an apartment near Keele Street and Finch Avenue West. The boy was pronounced dead at the hospital. The cause of death is unknown but police are investigating and have classified the death as suspicious “which is standard for all deaths of children under five”.

The baby boy was found without vital signs at an apartment building at 20 Broadoaks Dr., near Keele Street and Finch Avenue West, in north Toronto on Feb. 14.

“In a written statement, Education Minister Liz Sandals said a “preliminary review” of her ministry’s records found no previous complaints about the informal (unlicensed) home daycare where the boy died.” She has also mentioned that the ministry has launched an investigation after the learned of the infant’s death on February 18th.

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