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Party-goers busted for throwing bottles off Toronto condo balcony

Several young people were criminally charged this weekend after throwing glass booze bottles off the balcony of a high-rise Toronto condo, as if they had learned nothing from the infamous Chair Girl saga.

Police reported a hazard in the area of Lake Shore Boulevard and York Street shortly before 3 p.m. on Sunday, tweeting that not only were there reports of people having a condo party in contravention of regional gathering limits and a stay-at-home order, but that they were also idiotically throwing glass bottles from the 35th-floor balcony.

Upon arriving on the scene, law enforcement witnessed the bottles crashing into the roadway firsthand, and closed York as a result due to the obvious danger to the public — and to the officers themselves, who told CP24 that "they themselves became targets of the bottles that were being thrown from this building."

Police ended up busting a 14-person party that had been going on in a short-term rental unit since Saturday night, and charged four attendees.

The perpetrators — 22-year-old Giraldo Angel, 22-year-old Santiago Marquez, 23-year-old Diego Caro Osorio and 37-year-old Jeison Torres — will be going to court Monday to face four charges each, including mischief endangering life.

Another seven people were charged with noncompliance with lockdown orders under the Reopening Ontario Act.

Baffled residents are drawing obvious comparisons between these reckless yahoos, as Premier Doug Ford would call them, and the notorious Chair Girl incident, especially given the fact that both took place at the same intersection, and potentially even the same condo tower.

The corner is known for its high number of short-term rentals and the violent incidents that take place within them, particularly in Ice Condos at 12 and 14 York Street, popular for its proximity to the Scotiabank Arena, Union Station and the Waterfront.

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