Mystery boxes thought to contain ballots from a past election that were found in a downtown community centre have turned out to be unrelated to any election.
Three locked ballot boxes were discovered in a crawl space at Alexander Park Community Centre on Tuesday and were opened on Wednesday. Police believed they were from an election in pre-amalgamation Etobicoke.
But when the boxes were opened at 14 division, police discovered the boxes were Elections Canada Ballot Boxes that were reused in citizen-led voting on issues with the Alexander Park Co-Op in 1982.
The local community group likely used the old boxes because they could be secured. The only thing in the boxes were pamphlets about some of the issues at the co-op at the time.