Category Archives: Safety and Security

Out for seasonal cheer? Leave the car at home

Des Ryan, CRA Board Director and our safety and security lead, dispels the myths around alcohol consumption and impairment. Impaired driving. Let’s say the words and call it what it is. We have all been inundated with PSA’s telling us … Continue reading

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Autumn safety tips

Des Ryan is a retired police officer and a Cabbagetown Residents Association Board Director. He provides occasional articles on keeping safe and secure in our neighbourhood. Unless you live under a rock, you are probably aware that school is back … Continue reading

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Did you know… you can call 311 if you find hazardous materials like needles?

Some things are not just meant to be left lying around, including hazardous materials including needles/syringes and other types of paraphernalia. Staff at our Ward 28 office and Toronto Public Health have advised us that we can contact 311 to … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Community caution: Men following female residents (2 men in separate incidents)

(This post has been updated for clarity and to include additional information) Reporting instructions if you see either of the two men We have received reports of two men following or approaching female residents inappropriately in the neighbourhood during the … 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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Pedestrian hit and pinned under vehicle at Sackville and Gerrard Street East

On Tuesday April 11 at approximately 7:15 p.m., a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle on Gerrard Street East between Sackville Street and Gifford Street. The man who appeared to be in his 60s was pinned underneath the vehicle, until … Continue reading

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