Well that Toronto Star story certainly got your attention. It has created quite a stir on the comments section of the blog and I know many of you have written letters to the editor. Thanks for passing them along. If nothing else, it’s got us talking about our neighbourhood and what we love and hate about it. Thanks to everyone who has posted comments, I think the discussion is really good.
I sent a letter to the editor as well and one thing I said was that we, as residents, are demanding more patrols and more enforcement from the police and they’re responding. This is boosting the crime statistics, sure, but it’s because there is more police activity in the area. This is all good. Let’s take this and really run with it. Make a commitment to putting these two phone numbers in your cell phone and putting them near your home phone (South of Danforth, 55 Division – 416-808-5500) (North of Danforth, 54 Division – 416-808-5400). When you see something that isn’t right – report it. The police may not come right away, but after several phone calls, they will and it will make a difference. It will improve the safety of our neighbourhood. This is what the police continually ask us to do. They can’t be everywhere, they’re looking for our help.
On a happier note – remember the DECA Cocktail Party is one week away. Monday, November 23rd beginning at 7 p.m. at Melanie’s Bistro. Note – DECA is considering extending it’s official boundary to Monarch Park. If you have a concern or any questions about this please let me know.