2-year-old found outside by Uber driver, police believe parents found

Const. David Hopkinson said police are now in contact with the parents of a 2-year-old boy who was found alone outside around 3 a.m. last night in Scarborough.

Boy was found outside in Scarborough high-rise area as temperatures dropped to single digits

Toronto police say they believe they've found the parents of a two-year-old boy found outside wearing just a t-shirt and diaper last night. (Evan Mitsui/CBC)

Toronto police say they believe they've located the parents of a baby boy who was found alone outside last night in Scarborough by an Uber driver.

The concerned driver found the boy wearing a blue t-shirt and diaper in the area of Markham Road and Cougar Court around 3 a.m., as temperatures dipped into the single digits.

Const. David Hopkinson said paramedics checked the boy over and he's doing fine. Officers at the local division, where he's being taken care of for now, said the boy's "very cheerful," Hopkinson said.

It's unclear how long the boy was outside or how he wound up outside in the area, which features a number of high-rise apartment buildings and businesses.

With files from Nathan Crocker