A two-year-old boy has died after he fell into a pond behind a home in Scarborough late Tuesday morning. Toronto police said the toddler was not breathing when he was found in a small backyard pond on Carrying Place at about 10:30 a.m.
The family launched a frantic search after the child went missing and eventually found him lying in a small koi pond behind the house next door.
That yard was fenced but had no gate, neighbours said.
Police said the homeowner at 21 Carrying Place is facing a charge of criminal negligence causing death.
This is the second tragedy in regards to children and backyard ponds in a month in the GTA.