Man Arrested In Arson Case

By Kevin Masterman, Toronto Police Service Published: 1:26 p.m. December 17, 2014

A 40-year-old man faces 16 charges in connection with an arson investigation.

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A man was arrested in connection with an arson investigation in the Kensington Market area

Sean Gellvear, 40, of Toronto, was arrested and charged with:

- Five counts of Mischief over $5000 

- Four counts of Mischief Endangering Life 

- Four counts of Arson Having a Disregard for Human Life 

- Two counts of Fail to Comply with Probation 

- Prowl by Night 

Security camera images were released of a suspect on Dec. 12.

The man is alleged to have committed two arsons. The first occurred in a garage in the rear of 214 Augusta Ave., where a man, who was seen on video, entered a garage and set fire to a number of items.

The second fire, in the area of Oxford St. and Spadina Ave. area., engulfed a row of houses, causing extensive property damage. 

The fire was investigated by the Office of the Fire Marshal and is determined to have been set deliberately. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-1400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637), or Leave A Tip on Facebook. Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World. 

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