Category Archives: Crime Prevention

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

Posted in Crime Prevention, Uncategorized
Leave a comment

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

Posted in Crime Prevention
Leave a comment

Crime alert: Local thefts – photos available of person of interest

The man pictured below is a person of interest related to some local thefts. If you see him, please contact Toronto Police at 416-808-2222. Friday September 15 at Stout Irish Pub (facebook.com), this person was captured on video attempting to … Continue reading

Posted in Crime Alert, Crime Prevention, Safety and Security
Leave a comment

Update on recent string of nearby shootings

After the recent string of shootings nearby in Regent Park, we wanted to give you a status update on our communications with Toronto Police Services 51 Division. Our Safety and Security Liaison, Des Ryan, has been in communication with our … Continue reading

Posted in Crime Alert, Crime Prevention
Leave a comment

Bicycle found in Cabbagetown

Residents of Cabbagetown report that they found a bicycle today (Sept. 5) in their carport by the corner of Salisbury and Rawlings. A picture of the bicycle is below: a silver Giant-brand mountain bike. Please contact info@cabbagetowner.com with the serial … Continue reading

Posted in Crime Prevention, Safety and Security
Tagged
Leave a comment

Thwarting bike theft

Des Ryan, a board director with the Cabbagetown Residents’ Association, is a retired Toronto police officer. This article written by Des is part of an occasional Cabbagetowner feature on improving safety and security in our neighbourhood. Perhaps inspired by the … Continue reading

Posted in Crime Prevention, Safety and Security
Leave a comment

Seek references for anyone offering odd-job help

One of an occasional series of articles by Board Director Des Ryan, a retired police officer, on safety and security. If you’re like me, the handiest gesture you ever make is walking into the Home Hardware on Parliament to pick … Continue reading

Posted in Crime Prevention
Leave a comment

Theft or damage, big or small: report it!

Des Ryan, a new board director with the Cabbagetown Residents’ Association, is a retired Toronto police officer. This article written by Des is part of an occasional Cabbagetowner feature on improving safety and security in our neighbourhood. Let’s say I’ve … Continue reading

Posted in Crime Prevention, Safety and Security
Leave a comment

Braking news: Bayview Extension speed limit reduced again

The Cabbagetowner noticed this weekend that the speed limit signs on the Bayview Extension between Pottery Road and River Street have been replaced to indicate a 50 km/h limit. The speed limit in this area was 70 km/h from the … Continue reading

Posted in Crime Prevention, Traffic and Parking
4 Comments

Community caution: Callers pretending to be from Enbridge

Readers might recall us warning residents in April of scammers going door-to-door in the neighbourhood pretending to be from Enbridge. We have reecent reports from residents on Aberdeen Avenue that the scammers are now politely calling ahead of time offering … Continue reading

Posted in Crime Prevention
Leave a comment