A three-year-old boy is dead after falling from a high-rise apartment window in the city’s west end.

Toronto paramedics were called to an address on Hickory Tree Road in the Weston Road and Lawrence Avenue area around 2 p.m. Sunday.

Paramedics performed CPR on the child but he later died in hospital. 

According to Toronto Police, the toddler fell from the 17th floor window of the apartment building. 

“We heard a lady scream and then we saw a bunch of kids running to the building,” said Jamal Mohamoud, a neighbour of the young boy. “We were all shocked.”

Neighbours and friends say the three-year-old’s name is Wallace Passos. 

“He is a wonderful boy, energetic and just a wonderful kid,” says Anna Da Silva, a family friend. 

Neighbours say the family has lived in the apartment building for years.

Toronto police are still investigating what led to the boy's fall.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-1200 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477. You can also contact police online at www.222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637), or Leave A Tip on Facebook.

WIth files from CTV Toronto's Heather Wright