Riverdale Park West – Security Incident

Crime Prevention

Riverdale Park West – Security Incident

The CRA Safety & Security Committee would like to make the residents of Cabbagetown aware of a serious gun-related incident that occurred on October 17th, 2012 in Riverdale Park West (specifically at the corner of Spruce Street and River Street).

A witness to the incident reported that they heard three gun shots at approximately 5:00 a.m. 911 was called and three police cruisers responded to the scene. The alleged perpetrators have been described as two young black men. The CRA has been advised that 51 Division has launched an investigation into this incident and will be posting more officers to the area.

If you have any questions or concerns related to this or any other safety and security issues in the Cabbagetown area, you are urged to contact Staff Sergeant John Spanton at 51 Division either by phone at 416-808-2222 or by email at john.spanton@torontopolice.on.ca.

Given this latest report, the CRA encourages all resident to exercise a heightened sense of awareness around safety and security concerns in the Cabbagetown area especially during times when the parks and laneways may not be frequently used or well lit. The CRA will continue to work with the local police, Toronto Parks and Recreation and City staff to improve the safety and security of our neighbourhood.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at info@cabbagetowner.com should you have any questions or concerns.

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