Community Safety Concerns – CPRA Meeting October 17th, 2012

Hi Everyone,
There have been some alarming crimes committed recently in Seaton Village and surrounding area Christie Pits’ neighbourhoods. The SVRA is attending a meeting being held by the Christie Pits Residents’ Association (CPRA) to discuss awareness and safety tips.
[FYI: Recent CBC media story and Metro Morning radio clip on recent assaults in the neighbourhood. Toronto Sex Crimes Unit will be attending our CPRA meeting next week – as this is an ongoing investigation, awareness and safety precautions is our focus. We will share outcomes. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/story/2012/10/10/toronto-bloor-christie-sex-assaults.html
Sex assault reports leave women angry, frustrated – Toronto – CBC News www.cbc.ca ]
The SVRA would like to inform you all of the Christie Pits Residents’ Association (CPRA) meeting tomorrow night, Wednesday October 17th
Wed, October 17, 2012 |
  •   7:00PM-8:30PM
  • Bob Abate Community Centre, Craft Room (485 Montrose, beside Bickford Centre)
Agenda:
  1. Community Safety  – Sex Crimes Unit Investigator in attendance (focus is awareness and safety tips)
  2.  Toronto Public Space Initiatives
  3. Business Improvement Area – recent openings, closings, licensing
  4. Winter Coat Drive for Christie Refuge Centre
  5. Planning 2012-2013
Also, Councillor Layton has posted the results of the Community Safety Audit and other vital information (some from Councillor Vaughan and the SVRA) on his website here: http://mikelayton.ca/response-to-sexual-assaults.
Provided is an overview of what the Police has been doing and safety tips for residents, along with key contact numbers.
Thank you to Councillor Layton’s office for all their efforts.
You can download the full METRAC report about the Christie Pits neighbourhood here: http://mikelayton.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Christie-Pits-Report-Card-2012_Final.pdf
PLEASE NOTE: the SVRA is communicating with 14 Division/PC Gord Reid to learn more about the recent and alarming attempted home B&E Facebook postings. Facebook: Seaton Village (Toronto)
Two home owners have reported that offenders pried the frame of a fixed casement window on their main floors using a crow bar or something similar. They awoke to the sound of exploding glass. This is highly unusual according to the police officers attending. Thieves do not use this technique, opting for quieter methods. According to Police several similar occurrences have happened nearby recently.
PLEASE be on the alert and report any suspicious activity to the police!
The SVRA is following up on this ASAP. For information on safety procedures and police contact information please refer  to the SVRA safety page – https://seatonvillage.ca/safety/
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