Category Archives: Crime Prevention

Security alert: Toronto police change policy on alarm response

By Des Ryan, a retired police officer, who is the volunteer safety and security lead on the CRA’s board of directors. How many times have you accidentally tripped your house alarm? Too often to remember? More often than not, false … Continue reading

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Safety and security tips for back to school

Des Ryan is a CRA volunteer board director and retired police officer who leads our safety and security work. It is the end of August. Already! Summer holidays are nearly over, and the roads will be packed again as people … Continue reading

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Cabbagetown Safety and Security Questionnaire results

Thanks to the residents who participated in the residents’ association safety and security questionnaire, which we had in the field in late 2017. The survey results were presented to the CRA Annual General Meeting held on June 8, 2018. The … Continue reading

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Policing and security updates for June

Des Ryan, a retired police officer, is a CRA board director and volunteer security lead. Can you believe that it’s the end of June already? Wow. I’d like to share a couple of important updates with you. Like myself, many … Continue reading

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Two men arrested, charged with 14 counts related to auto vandalism

Toronto Police have announced that two men were arrested around 4 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 19 near Sackville Street. by undercover police officers. Police issued a news release about the arrests just before noon on Monday, Feb. 19, with the … Continue reading

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Feb. 15 update on auto vandalism in Cabbagetown

Incidents of auto vandalism, first reported Feb. 8 on The Cabbagetowner post Auto vandalism investigation continues, have continued in our neighbourhood, with the latest reports coming from Sumach and Geneva streets. The following breakdown and plotting of occurrences were provided … Continue reading

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Auto vandalism investigation continues

The Cabbagetown area has had a rash of vandalism aimed at cars parked on the street. As reported in a recent CRA crime alert (to which you can subscribe if you don’t already do so), eight cars were spray painted … Continue reading

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How to face a “break and enter”

Des Ryan, a retired police officer, a CRA board director and our volunteer Safety and Security lead. We know what to do in the event we find our home (or business) broken into, but what do we do in the … Continue reading

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CRA safety and security survey

Your residents’ association directors would like wider feedback about Cabbagetown safety and security concerns so we can better plan education and interventions, and advocate on your behalf with the city and police. We are running a Safety and Security Survey … Continue reading

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Actions to address concerns about Gerrard Street shootings

Des Ryan, a retired police officer and a board director with the CRA, contributes occasional safety and security updates. Living in Cabbagetown is like living in a village in downtown Toronto: we have the good fortune of a strong community … Continue reading

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