Toronto Police Got Slammed With Calls About Fireworks Last Night & They Issued A PSA

Police issued yet another reminder that 911 is for emergencies only.

Toronto Associate Editor

Toronto Police Got Slammed With Calls About Fireworks Last Night & They ...

Fireworks are typical on Victoria Day weekend, but Toronto residents still tied up Toronto Police phone lines to report them on Monday night.

Toronto Police issued a public service announcement on Twitter at just after 11 p.m. on Monday, saying that their Communications Centre was experiencing a "high volume of calls," which Narcity has learned were related to "shots fired" or fireworks.

"The influx of calls was due to people calling in regards to put in calls for shots fired or for fireworks," said Const. Ed Parks to Narcity over the phone. In an email, Parks clarified that "911 is for emergencies only, 311 receives non-emergency calls and complaints," and that the PSA was just to remind the public "how services work."

Parks did not disclose the number of calls that were made, but police tweeted an update just 20 minutes after their PSA, saying that the issue was resolved and normal service had resumed.

The City's Victoria Day fireworks shows were cancelled this year, but that didn't stop people from putting on their own light shows at Woodbine Beach.

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