Man charged with eight counts of arson with disregard for human life in connection with fires near Main Street and Danforth Avenue

Toronto police have an alley behind businesses on the southwest corner of Main Street and Danforth Avenue blocked off while an investigation into alleged arsons on the morning of May 16 continues. Photo by Alan Shackleton.

A 42-year-old man has been arrested and charged with arson in connection with fires in Main Street and Danforth Avenue area on the morning of Tuesday, May 16.

At approximately 5:30 a.m., emergency services responded to multiple fires that were reported in the area.

Police alleged that a man intentionally set fire to a dumpster, as well as the rear of a business along Danforth Avenue just west of Main Street that had multiple second floor residential units above.

The fire then spread to multiple businesses and apartments.

Police said a suspect was identified on May 16 and arrested.

Travis Noseworthy, 42, has been charged with eight counts of arson with disregard for human life, arson with damage to property, and six counts of failing to comply with probation.

Fire investigators with Toronto Fire Service and the Ontario Office of the Fire Marshal, and Toronto police are continuing to look into the incident.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incidents, or may have captured them on video, or with other information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5500, or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477 or online at

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