Toronto Police are searching for a suspect after responding to reports of broken windows and smashed windshields Tuesday at the Etobicoke Civic Centre.
The call came just after 4 a.m. after a security guard found broken windows at 2 Civic Centre Court.
Scattered glass can be seen around the building, as well as chairs sitting outside broken windows. All four floors of the building are damaged, and at least five City of Toronto vehicles also have broken windshields.
More than 100 city employees work at the office, which is used by the city's building, construction and planning departments.
"It's astonishing," said one woman trying to drop off an application. "It's sad, very sad."
Ward 5 Councillor Justin DiCiano was able to look inside the building.
"The computers have been thrown through windows, desks. Filing cabinets have been taken apart," he said. "The floor's a mess. Fire extinguishers have been extinguished throughout the building, so it's been completely ransacked."
Victor Kwong, media relations officer for Toronto police, said they're investigating the incident as a break-and-enter.
"Our units have been on scene all day," he said. "We have collected evidence, we have categorized and done a forensic examination of the place."
"Right now the scene is still being held, as it is a crime scene."
Coun. DiCiano says the building is equipped with cameras, alarms and pass codes.
Security cameras did get clear images of one suspect, but investigators are still don't know the motive behind the vandalism.
There are no reports yet on the cost of the damage.