Upcoming community meetings and events!

Carmelina Condo Info Night – April 30, 2013 (Tonight!)

Ward 32 Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon has organized an info night with the developers of the Carmelina Condos (Woodbine & Danforth) – TONIGHT at the Danforth/Coxwell Library – 1675 Danforth Avenue at 6:30 – 8:15 p.m.  

Bells on Danforth – May 11, 2013


Silent Mini-Quilt Auction Fundraiser – May 8, 2013


55 Division Town Hall – May 15, 2013 – (UPDATED!)

town hall meeting zone 3 AND 4 MAY 15th 2013  final FOR PAT

Don’t forget about this Saturday’s Jane’s Walk in our neighbourhood with DECA’s own Steve Wickens @ 10:00 a.m.! For more details, click here

Santa Explores the East End & Police Matters

Santa Explores the East End

There will be loads of holiday fun this weekend. Earl Beatty (55 Woodington Ave) is hosting a Holiday in the ‘Hood event with a craft sale, bake sale and pictures with the man himself, Santa. Fun starts on Friday at 3:30 until 8:00 p.m. and runs on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

And the very next day Santa will be at the 6th Annual Centre 55 Santa Clause parade. Parade starts at 1:00 p.m. and runs along Kingston Road. Check out the website for more details.

Police Matters

According to recent Division 55 stats, major crime is down in our division. Yeah! Police are being vigilant with jaywalkers and unsafe pedestrians so be careful when crossing the street. This is also the time of year when spot-checks will be ramping up so be sure to arrange transportation from those holiday parties accordingly.

Toronto Police Service is also looking for individuals to participate in upcoming focus group. Check out the flyer below for the particulars.

Police request assistance with attempted abduction investigation, Sammon/Greenwood area

From the Toronto Police:
Sex Crimes Unit

The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of an attempted abduction investigation.

It is reported that:

– on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 1:30 p.m., a 12-year-old girl left her home and went to a convenience store in the Sammon Avenue/Greenwood Avenue area

– while en route, she passed a parked white van with two men on board

– the male passenger exited the van and grabbed the girl’s arm

– the girl was able to escape the man’s grasp

– the man fled the scene

The male passenger is described as 30, brown, 5’8”, green eyes, white hair with a long white beard. He was last seen wearing a Taqiyah and robe.

The van is described as having rust on the rear-door hinges as well as over the wheel wells.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7474, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637), or Leave A Tip on Facebook. Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

Constable Tony Vella, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Shannon Warcop, Sex Crimes Unit


Lock up! Rash of bike thefts in this area

Please note that there have been a rash of bike thefts in the neighbourhood.  We are told that thieves have been going into back yards, sheds and garages to steal bikes, so please be sure to lock up!  Remember to report to police any suspicious activity that you might see.  The Toronto Police non-emergency number 416-808-2222.

By the way, did you know that you can report many crimes online?

For more information on safety and crime prevention, contact your local Division: 55 Division (south of Danforth), 54 Division (north of Danforth)

Police Search For Gunman Near Kingston Rd and Woodbine

From The Toronto Star…

Twelve Toronto schools locked their doors for an hour and a half Thursday afternoon as police searched nearby for a suspected gunman in the Kingston Rd. and Woodbine Ave. area.

Classes at Notre Dame Catholic High School, St. Denis Catholic School, St. John Catholic School, Courcelette Public School, Adam Beck Public School, Monarch Park Collegiate Institute, Glen Ames Sr. Public School, Williamson Rd. Jr. Public School, Kew Beach Jr. Public School, Bowmore Rd. School, Balmy Beach Community School and Norway Jr. Public School were still in session but administrators locked the doors, starting around 1 p.m., as a precaution.

“There’s nothing parents need to be concerned about,” said Toronto District School Board spokesman Ryan Bird. “It’s just a ‘hold and secure,’ given the situation police are investigating.”

Bird insisted that schools were not in lockdown as classes were still in session.

Officers set up a perimeter near in the upper Beach area, but Sgt. Darryl Lindquist said the suspect slipped outside the police perimeter around 2:20 p.m. Police ended their active chase of the suspect shortly after.

The “hold and secure” status was lifted for all schools around 2:30 p.m.

Const. Tony Vella said police are looking for 18-year-old Nicholas Dillion-Jack in connection with a stabbing on Augusta Ave. in May. He is also wanted for firearms related charges.

“He is considered armed and dangerous,” said Vella.

Dillion-Jack is described as black, about 5-foot-5 and weighing about 140 lbs.

“Police were here for the purpose of apprehending him,” said Vella. “They saw him, they lost him.”

One suspect was briefly arrested and questioned around 1:50 p.m. but was released shortly afterward.

TTC buses were diverted around the scene. The 502 downtowner shuttle buses took temporary routes eastbound via Woodbine Ave., Gerrard St. E. and Main St.

With files from Liam Casey