Suspected poisoning event at Markham restaurant sends several people to hospital

A restaurant in Markham, Ont. is closed pending an investigation after a number of people that ate at the establishment over the weekend were sent to hospital.

In a statement to CTV News Toronto Monday, York Region confirmed they were investigating after reports several individuals became seriously ill following a meal at Delight Restaurant & BBQ, located at 1250 Castlemore Avenue.

“York Region responded by immediately launching an investigation and closing the restaurant,” they said.

There are limited details on the number of patients, or what caused the adverse reactions.

Anyone who ate any food from the restaurant on Aug. 27 or Aug. 28, and who are experiencing symptoms, is being encouraged to seek medical attention.

“This includes individuals who had dine-in, takeout and delivery; please throw out any leftovers or takeout from the restaurant,” the statement said.

Officials say the restaurant is cooperating with the investigation.

This is a developing story. More to come…