Student claims responsibility for heart found outside Ryerson campus

Toronto police are investigating after a groundskeeper found what appears to be an organ outside the Chang School at Ryerson University.

Police say heart is too big to be human

Officers at the scene say that it appears to be larger than a human heart. (Andrew Lupton/CBC)

Toronto police say a student has claimed responsibility for the heart found outside a building at Ryerson University.

Police say an arts student was taking pictures of it for school, and no criminality is involved. 

Police don't believe it's a human heart due to its large size. 

A groundskeeper found the organ outside the Chang School building on Victoria Street near Yonge Street this morning.

Police were called to the building just before 9 a.m. Investigators say the organ might have fallen out of a garbage can when it was being emptied outside the building.

Investigators are now calling in a doctor to confirm the type of organ, and what species it came from. 

The Twitter account for the university says that the organ is believed to be a cow heart.


To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.