Category Archives: Safety and Security

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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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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Your input requested on short-term rentals in Toronto

In September 2016, we sought Cabbagetowners’ views on the issue of short-term rentals in the neighbourhood and we received a wide range of responses. The City of Toronto is now seeking the public’s input to help shape regulations on short-term … Continue reading

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Coyote sightings in Riverdale Park and around Riverdale Farm

We have received multiple reports from residents about a coyote that has been seen in the lower part of Riverdale Park West and around Riverdale Farm. Although not unusual to see coyotes in the area due to the proximity of … Continue reading

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Did you know…the City of Toronto has a “Good Neighbour Guide” for residential construction projects?

The City of Toronto has an interesting set of resources related to residential infill projects available online. Renovating your house? Living next to construction? Want to search the status of a building permit application? Learn more at: toronto.ca/infill

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Crime alert: Shed fire on February 28 behind LCBO

The Aberdeen Avenue Residents’ Group (AARG) (facebook.com) have informed us of another fire that police believe was intentionally set. There was another shed fire tonight (February 28) around 6:45 p.m. at the TCHC property behind the Parliament St LCBO. Apparently … Continue reading

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