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CAFE dispensary in CityPlace raided again, witnesses say

Last Updated Jul 18, 2019 at 9:45 am EDT

The CAFE dispensary on Fort York Boulevard — one of four locations of the illegal chain — appears to have been raided again.

Witnesses say the CityPlace building, located at 66 Fort York Blvd., was raided on Wednesday morning.

Police have not yet confirmed if a raid took place. However, a TTC tweet just after 6:45 a.m. indicated that the 121 Fort York route was diverted due to police activity.

Photos from the scene show large cement blocks at the entrance of the shop.

According to Toronto Fire, someone called 911 to report that a man was in the building on the second floor.

The door to the space he was in was screwed shut to the frame, but fire officials were eventually able to get the door open and get the man out.

The man had taken a substance and fell asleep in the attic, fire officials said, adding that they couldn’t confirm he was a tenant. The man is known to police.

Employees were standing outside offering shuttle services to customers, so that they can go to the CAFE’s other locations.

Last week, police and bylaw officers attempted to shut down the dispensary, which was previously raided in April — twice in 48 hours.

During the April raid, Toronto bylaw officers installed a large metal door in an effort to keep the illegal pot shop closed.

However, officials told CityNews that the operators of the dispensary bypassed new locks that were installed in another raid by the city on April 15. The shop was able to reopen overnight but was then raided on April 16.