'Roof-topping' leads to charges for 3 Toronto men

Three Toronto men have been charged after police said they broke into the observation deck of a downtown highrise to take photos of themselves.

Suspects allegedly broke into observation deck atop downtown highrise

Three Toronto men have been charged after police said they broke into the observation deck of a downtown highrise to take photos of themselves.

Police allege the men broke the lock to gain access to the rooftop observation deck of a building at 18 Wellington St. W. at about 5 p.m. on Monday.

Det. Ryan Vannest says the three men face eight charges related to what he called "roof-topping" — the practice of taking photographs from the roof of a building, particularly one accessed illegally, whether for profit or fun.

Jaswinder Brar, 34, Eric Do, 27, and 34-year-old Tomer Ryaboi all face break and enter and mischief charges. Do and Brar also face a charge each of possession of break-in instruments.

All three are scheduled to appear in court in Toronto on March 16.

Vannest says "roof-topping" poses danger to the individuals involved and to the public.

"That's mainly the reason they are being prosecuted — because if they do fall, who are they going to fall on?" he said. 

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