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A dozen Toronto homes evacuated after rusty munitions found in backyard

Some residents on a Toronto street got a scary wake-up call this morning when one of their neighbours found an old 7.6-centimetre military type shell in their backyard.

About 15 homes were evacuated on Borden Street and the emergency task force was called in after a perimeter was setup as a precaution.

The emergency crew took the shell for disposal and the residents were let back into their homes near College and Bathurst Streets.

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It's not known if the device was active.

It was said to look old and rusty.

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