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Update: Man Charged after Toddler left Unattended in Freezing Car
The 2-year old's father has been charged by York Regional Police
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(The Canadian Press)

York Regional Police have charged a man after a toddler was left unattended inside a parked car Tuesday night during frigid temperatures.

The 2-year old girl was left unattended in the car which was parked outside at Costco store at Highway 7 and Woodbine for about 40 minutes.

Police say a passerby noticed her and called for help around 7pm.  The girl was dressed for the weather and was not hurt.

With windchill, the temperature in Markham felt like -29.

The tot's father, a 39-year old man from Toronto, faces charges of abandoning a child.

Under the Criminal Code, the maximum sentence for anyone who abandons or exposes a child under the age of 10 so that the child's life is endangered or could be permanently injured is 5 years.

The Children's Aid Society is investigating and police say it is possible that case workers will pay a visit to the family home.

The father's court appearance is scheduled for February 26th.

Authorities have not released his name.

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(The Canadian Press)

York Regional Police have charged a man after a toddler was left unattended inside a parked car Tuesday night during frigid temperatures.

The 2-year old girl was left unattended in the car which was parked outside at Costco store at Highway 7 and Woodbine for about 40 minutes.

Police say a passerby noticed her and called for help around 7pm.  The girl was dressed for the weather and was not hurt.

With windchill, the temperature in Markham felt like -29.

The tot's father, a 39-year old man from Toronto, faces charges of abandoning a child.

Under the Criminal Code, the maximum sentence for anyone who abandons or exposes a child under the age of 10 so that the child's life is endangered or could be permanently injured is 5 years.

The Children's Aid Society is investigating and police say it is possible that case workers will pay a visit to the family home.

The father's court appearance is scheduled for February 26th.

Authorities have not released his name.

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No injuries but roads closed