Category Archives: Safety and Security

Keeping safe on dark and slippery roads

Des Ryan, a retired Toronto police officer, is a CRA board director and our volunteer safety and security lead. As you have noticed, we are seeing a lot less the sun these days, which means that little ones are going … Continue reading

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Halloween safety tips for revelers of all ages

Des Ryan, a retired police officer, is the volunteer safety and security lead and board director for the Cabbagetown Residents Association. By the time you read this, you have probably been inundated with Halloween safety tips for the little ones. … Continue reading

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Cycling safety tips from Des Ryan

Des Ryan is a retired police officer who volunteers as a CRA board director and leads our safety and security portfolio. One of the privileges of living in downtown Toronto is being able to take public transit or ride a … Continue reading

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Summer vacationing ahead? Keep home safe while you’re away

By the CRA’s Safety and Security Expert, Board Director and retired police officer Des Ryan. Now that the nicer weather has arrived, many of us are looking forward to getting away from the city, whether for just a few days … Continue reading

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New police reporting option for non-emergencies

Are you experiencing/witnessing an ongoing, non-emergency such as trespassing or other nuisance issues? Toronto Police Services Divisions 51 (that’s us in Cabbagetown) and 55 have set up an easy online reporting form. Choose “Division 51” on the online form and … Continue reading

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Tips for safe spring cleanup

By Des Ryan, a retired police officer, CRA Board Director, and the CRA’s safety and security lead. As we begin to reconnect with neighbours, who, like ourselves, have been bundled beyond recognition for the past few months, that sweet smell … Continue reading

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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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