Category Archives: Crime Prevention

Community caution: possible contractor scam reported in the neighbourhood

We have received reports of a possible scam in the neighbourhood, where some men offer to repair front walkways and do other outdoor maintenance work but after receiving partial or full payment, they leave the work unfinished or in disrepair. … Continue reading

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Cabbagetown South: Rise in house break-ins during the last week

We received this message from our friends at the Cabbagetown South Residents Association (cabbagetownsouth.ca). We have heard several reports of break ins in the neighbourhood in the last week. We remind area residents to be vigilant in keeping doors and … Continue reading

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Toronto Police Services – online poll on vehicle design

You might have read in the news that there was some controversy over a new design being used for police vehicles. The Police Chief put a hold on the new design to review options and there is now an online … Continue reading

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Scam alert: door-to-door salespeople pretending to be from Enbridge

We have had multiple reports from the neighbourhood of people going door-to-door pretending to be from Enbridge, but they are not actual representatives. These people are well-dressed, present themselves very professionally and politely, but are persistent – returning even after … Continue reading

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Holiday Security Tips

The holiday season is upon us and it’s a busy time of the year. We get distracted. Here are some tips from the CRA’s security expert, Des Ryan, to keep you and your possessions safe. Most crimes we experience are … Continue reading

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How To Report A Crime

Some downtown BIAs have worked with Toronto Police Services 51 Division to create a handy card that shows the different ways that you can report crime. We’ll post it here and also on our “Other Resources” page if you have … Continue reading

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Cabbagetown South Residents Association – Open Letter

Our friends at the Cabbagetown South Residents Association (covering the area between Parliament St., Shuter St., Sherbourne St. and Carlton St.) have written an open letter to Mayor Tory about a number of concerns. An Open Letter to Mayor John … Continue reading

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Crime Alert: Distraction Theft – Necklace Grab

A disturbing case of thieves taking advantage of an elderly resident occurred earlier this month. This kind of theft is sometimes described as a “distraction theft”. A “newer” white van was parked on a street in lower Cabbagetown (between Spruce … Continue reading

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Crime Alert: e-Bike and Two Bicycles

Unfortunately, we have more two-wheeled theft in the neighbourhood to report. Residents of one house on Bowman Street have reported three separate incidents – a Wisper e-bike taken from their backyard sometime early in the morning of Saturday August 20 … Continue reading

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Bulletin Article re: Increased Street Nuisances in Cabbagetown South

A meeting was held recently between residents of Cabbagetown South, Toronto Police Services 51 Division and Councillor Pam McConnell in order to discuss a number of issues facing residents. If you couldn’t attend, there is a good article on the … Continue reading

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