Police seek public’s help in ID’ing woman in video showing her tossing chair off condo balcony


A video that shows a young woman hurling a chair off of a downtown condo balcony is sparking anger and prompting a police investigation. 


The video, which was posted on the weekend on Facebook with the caption “good morning,” shows the woman taking a peek over the balcony, and then throwing a folding chair onto the fast-moving Gardiner Expressway and Lakeshore Boulevard below.

Since the video cuts out before the chair lands on the highway, it’s not possible to see whether it hits a car or causes an accident.

The woman hurls the chair from an upper floor of a condo. Although it’s unclear what exact building it is, it’s likely a tower on York Street, not far from Scotiabank Arena in one of the densest areas of Toronto’s downtown core.

The Toronto Police Service says it received the video on Sunday and is now working backwards, combing through incidents that could correspond to the thrown chair.

To make things more complicated, it’s impossible to tell when the video was filmed, though it appears to be at least a few months old, since no snow is visible.

The chair is seen spinning in the wind as it falls down towards the highway. (Lisa Calderon/Facebook )

Const. David Hopkinson wrote on Twitter that an update could come later on Monday.

Last week, the CBC reported on residents of a downtown condo tower who were infuriating their neighbours in a nearby building by throwing trash and liquor bottles, and vomiting from their balconies.