Baby critical, mom found

UPDATE: 2:30 p.m.

Toronto police say they've found the mother of a newborn baby boy who was allegedly abandoned this morning outside a commercial building.

Police say the mother is receiving medical care, but would not provide further details.

Police said they received a call just before 11 a.m. from someone claiming to be a passerby who found the infant in a plaza in the city's west end.

They say the baby was in a safe indoor area when officers arrived and was conscious and breathing.

Paramedics say the baby was rushed to a hospital where he remains in critical condition.

Const. David Hopkinson says the police investigation into the matter is ongoing.

ORIGINAL: 10:20 a.m.

Toronto paramedics say a newborn baby is in critical condition after being found abandoned outside a building in the city's west end.

The baby was rushed to hospital after being found just before 11 a.m.

A spokeswoman for the city's paramedics says the baby's health is in jeopardy but the situation is not currently life-threatening.

Police say they don't know how long the baby had been outside.

The temperature was around -6 C at the time.

Police have not said who found the baby and say their investigation is ongoing.

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