Saturday, May 18, 2019

Man and woman wanted in "pick pocket" thefts, Downtown restaurants


Man and woman wanted in "pick pocket" thefts, Downtown restaurants

Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 10:05 AM
52 Division:  416-808-5200

The Toronto Police Service requests the public's assistance identifying a man and a woman wanted in "pick pocket" style thefts at restaurants in the downtown core.

On Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at approximately 6:50 p.m., a man and woman entered a restaurant in the Bremner Boulevard and York Street area.

It is alleged that:

- They walked toward the bar

- The man concealed his hand by placing his jacket over it

- He stole a wallet from an unsuspecting person

- They then exited the restaurant

On Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at approximately 7 p.m., a man and woman entered a restaurant in the Yonge Street and Dundas Street West area.

It is alleged that:

- They walked into the bar area

- The man concealed his hand beneath his jacket

- He stole a wallet from an unsuspecting person

- They then left the restaurant

The man is described as late 20s to early 30s, with a black beard.

The woman is described as mid 20s to early 30s, with long blonde hair.

Security camera video and an image have been released.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5200, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Antranik Ghazarian, 52 Division



Man and woman wanted in "pick pocket' thefts

Torontonians surrender over 2,700 guns through Gun Buyback Program


Torontonians surrender over 2,700 guns through Gun Buyback Program

Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 7:00 AM
Corporate Communications:  416-808-7100

The Toronto Police Service received more than 2,700 unwanted guns from Toronto residents from April 26 to May 17, 2019.

Over the three-week Gun Buyback Program, police collected over 1,900 long guns and over 800 handguns for destruction. It is the largest number of firearms collected through a gun buyback program in Toronto.

Chief Mark Saunders and Mayor John Tory noted the three-week program is one of the many measures that can contribute to community safety in Toronto.

"We are pleased with the participation of Torontonians taking steps to safely dispose of unwanted guns in their homes. These guns can present a potential danger if they fall into the wrong hands," said Chief Mark Saunders said. "Removing access to these guns, many of which are not securely stored, contributes to community safety.”

"Gun violence remains a serious concern for both the community and law enforcement. We know ending gun violence will take a variety of measures – there is no one magic answer," said Mayor John Tory. "Every gun surrendered is one less gun in our community and one less gun potentially available to people who want to cause problems in our city."

In July 2018, Toronto City Council adopted the Immediate Steps to Address Gun Violence report, which included a Council decision to establish a gun buyback program. The City of Toronto funded the program with unanimous approval from City Council.

Under the Gun Buyback Program, Toronto residents were able to request police pick up a registered or unregistered gun from their home for destruction for compensation amounting to $200 for long guns and $350 for handguns. Residents who turned over guns to police for destruction would not face charges for possessing or unsafely storing a firearm.

Kevin Masterman, Corporate Communications


Friday, May 17, 2019

Arrest made in shooting investigation, Bloor Street East and Castle Frank Road area


Arrest made in shooting investigation, Bloor Street East and Castle Frank Road area

Friday, May 17, 2019 - 1:45 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service would like to inform the public of an arrest made in a recent shooting investigation.

On Friday, May 10, 2019, at 10:06 p.m., officers responded to a shooting in the Bloor Street East and Castle Frank Road area.

It is alleged that:

- A 34-year-old man stopped his car at a traffic light

- A white hatchback vehicle pulled up along side the first vehicle

- A person in the white hatchback vehicle shot multiple rounds into the other car hitting the 34-year-old man

- the 34-year-old man fled the scene in his car fearing for his life

- He became unconscious as he fled and crashed his vehicle into a nearby building

- The suspect(s) fled the area

Toronto Police Investigators, with assistance from the community, executed a search warrant in a home in East York. The following items were seized:

- A 9 mm firearm and the magazine

- A white hatchback vehicle

Maliq Crush, 26, of Toronto, was arrested. He appeared at College Park courts on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 and is charged with:

1. Attempted Murder
2. Discharge Firearm with Intent
3. Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm in a Motor Vehicle
4. Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
5. Careless Storage of a Firearm
6. Possession of a Prohibited Firearm
7. Possession of a Firearm Knowing Its Possession is Unauthorized
8. Tamper with Serial Number

Investigators believe there was a second suspect in the white hatchback vehicle. This suspect remains outstanding.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Ryan Kotzer, 51 Division


Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Missing Man, Yonge Street and Shuter Street area, Brendon McIntyre, 29


Missing Man, Yonge Street and Shuter Street area, Brendon McIntyre, 29

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 7:51 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service request the public's assistance locating a missing man.

Brendon McIntyre 29, was last seen on Monday, May 13, 2019, at 7:30 a.m., in the Yonge Street and Shuter Street area.

He is described as 6', 175 lbs., slim build, with medium-length brown hair. He was last seen wearing a black winter coat with a hood, blue jeans, with orange and black running shoes.

Police are concerned for his safety.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Katrina Arrogante, Corporate Communications, for Detective Corey Crawford, 51 Division



Missing Man, Brendon McIntyre, 29

Monday, May 13, 2019

Missing Man, Carlton Street and Parliament Street area, Robert Bresnan, 27


Missing Man, Carlton Street and Parliament Street area, Robert Bresnan, 27

Monday, May 13, 2019 - 11:44 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service requests the public's assistance locating a missing man.

Robert Bresnan, 27, was last seen on Monday, May 13, 2019, at approximately 7 a.m., in theCarlton Street and Parliament Street area.

He is described as 6'2", 230 lbs., athletic build, with short brown hair. There are no clothing description at this time.

Police are concerned for his safety and well-being.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Katrina Arrogante, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Andrew Nanton, 51 Division



Missing Man, Robert Bresnan, 27

Missing Man, Church Street and Wellesley Street East area, Donald Murdoch, 27


Missing Man, Church Street and Wellesley Street East area, Donald Murdoch, 27

Monday, May 13, 2019 - 8:44 PM
55 Division:  416-808-5500

The Toronto Police Service requests the public's assistance locating a missing man.

Donald Murdoch, 27, was last heard from on Monday, May 13, 2019, at approximately 3:15 p.m., and is believed to be in the Church Street and Wellesley Street East area.

He is described as 6', thin build, with sandy blonde hair, blue eyes, and a tattoo of two dots on one of his cheeks. There are no clothing description at this time.

Police are concerned for his well-being and safety.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5500, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online atwww.222tips.com, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Katrina Arrogante, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable James Ing, 55 Division



Missing Man, Donald Murdoch, 27

Friday, April 26, 2019

Gun Buyback Program, April 26 to May 17, 2019, Toronto residents compensated for ridding homes of guns


Gun Buyback Program, April 26 to May 17, 2019, Toronto residents compensated for ridding homes of guns

Friday, April 26, 2019 - 10:45 AM
Office of the Chief:  416-808-8000

The Toronto Police Service is buying back unwanted guns from Toronto residents from April 26 to May 17, 2019.

The buyback program helps Torontonians keep their city safe by having police pick up unwanted guns that have been inherited or are no longer used and often stored unsafely.

In July 2018, Toronto City Council adopted the Immediate Steps to Address Gun Violence report, which included a Council decision to establish a gun buyback program. The City of Toronto is funding this program.

Any Toronto resident who wishes to have police pick up a registered or unregistered gun from their home for destruction will be compensated with $200 for a long gun and $350 for a handgun. Residents who turn over guns to police for destruction will not face a charge for possessing or unsafely storing a firearm.

Residents should not bring guns to a police station or City facility.

To participate, call the Toronto Police Service non-emergency line at 416-808-2222 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. and an officer will visit your home to pick up the gun.

For more information, visit tps.on.ca/buyback.

Chief Mark Saunders and Mayor John Tory launched the three-week program at Toronto Police Service Headquarters on April 26, 2019.

"This is a great opportunity for Torontonians to get rid of unwanted guns from their homes that present a potential danger if they fall into the wrong hands,"
Chief Mark Saunders said. "These guns can be stolen in a break and enter and sold on the streets."

"Gun violence remains a serious concern for both the community and law enforcement. We know ending gun violence will take a variety of measures – there is no one magic answer," said Mayor John Tory. "Every gun surrendered is one less gun in our community. One less gun potentially available to people who want to cause mayhem in our city."

Kevin Masterman, Corporate Communications, for Chief Mark Saunders



Friday, April 12, 2019

Missing woman, Dundas Street East and Ontario Street area, Melanie Stevens, 18


Missing woman, Dundas Street East and Ontario Street area, Melanie Stevens, 18

Friday, April 12, 2019 - 9:00 AM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service is requesting the public’s assistance locating a missing woman.

Melanie Stevens, 18, was last seen on Monday, April 1, 2019, at 8 p.m., in the Dundas Street East and Ontario Street area.

She is described as approximately 5'3", with black shoulder length hair.

Police are concerned for her safety.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Johnny Krilis, 51 Division



Melanie Stevens, 18


Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Missing woman located, Dundas Street East and Jarvis Street area, Joan E. Bartlett, 68


Missing woman located, Dundas Street East and Jarvis Street area, Joan E. Bartlett, 68

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 7:49 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service would like to thank the public for their assistance locating a missing woman.

Joan E. Bartlett, 68, was last seen on Thursday, March 7, 2019, at 9 p.m., in the Dundas Street East and Jarvis Street area.

See previous release:  https://goo.gl/wT73eU

She was located on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at 11:55 p.m.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Katrina Arrogante, Corporate Communications


Monday, March 18, 2019

Personal Injury Collision #19/2019, King Street East and Parliament Street


Personal Injury Collision #19/2019, King Street East and Parliament Street

Monday, March 18, 2019 - 5:25 PM
Traffic Services:  416-808-1900

On Sunday, March 17, 2019, at 6:32 a.m., police responded to a call for a Personal Injury Collision that occurred on King Street East, just west of Parliament Street.

It is reported that:

- a 23-year-old man was driving a Nissan, travelling eastbound King Street East approaching Parliament Street

- the driver of the vehicle lost control, mounting the south curb, striking a tree and then a concrete hydro pole

- as a result of the collision, the vehicle caught fire

- the driver sustained life threatening injuries and was transported to hospital

Police are asking local residents, business, and drivers, who may have security or dash camera footage of the area or incident, to contact investigators.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-1900, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Sergeant Alex Crews, Traffic Services, for Superintendent Scott Baptist, Traffic Services


Missing woman, Dundas Street East and Jarvis Street area, Joan E. Bartlett, 68


Missing woman, Dundas Street East and Jarvis Street area, Joan E. Bartlett, 68

Monday, March 18, 2019 - 4:44 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service requests the public's assistance locating a missing woman.

Joan E. Bartlett, 68, was last seen on Thursday, March 7, 2019, at 9:00 p.m., in the Dundas Street East and Jarvis Street area.

She is described as, 5'5", heavy build, with green eyes, long brown and grey hair.

Police are concerned for her safety.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Katrina Arrogante, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Kimberly Kelly, 51 Division


Missing woman, Joan E. Bartlett, 68

Public Safety Alert, Bloor Street West and Sherbourne Street


Public Safety Alert, Bloor Street West and Sherbourne Street

Monday, March 18, 2019 - 1:32 PM
53 Division:  416-808-5300

The Toronto Police Service is currently investigating numerous reports of a suspicious incident in the Bloor Street West and Sherbourne Street area.

It is reported that:

- a man has been approaching girls in the area and requesting their phone numbers and social media information

- the man has also offered the girls rides in his car

The man is described as black, mid-twenties to early thirties and driving a four-door sedan.


Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5300, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Detective Bruce Connor, 53 Division


Thursday, March 07, 2019

Missing man, Charles Street East and Church Street area, Jeremie Shin, 28


Missing man, Charles Street East and Church Street area, Jeremie Shin, 28

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 10:17 AM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service is requesting the public's assistance locating a missing man.

Jeremie Shin, 28, was last seen on Saturday, February 23, 2019, at approximately 6:30 p.m., in the Charles Street and Church Street East area.

He is described as 5'9", 161 lbs., with dark hair. He was last seen wearing a dark blue Helly Hansen knee-length winter jacket, brown leather Converse shoes, black jeans and carrying a black backpack.

Police are concerned for his well-being.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Katrina Arrogante, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Sean Imrie, 51 Division



Missing man, Jeremie Shin, 28

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Missing Man located, Victoria Street and Yonge Street area, Adam Ryan DeBoer, 27


Missing Man located, Victoria Street and Yonge Street area, Adam Ryan DeBoer, 27

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 12:28 AM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service would like to thank the public for their assistance locating a missing man.

Adam Ryan DeBoer, 27, was last seen on Wednesday, February 27, 2019, at approximately 1 p.m., in the Victoria Street and Yonge Street area.

See previous release.

He was located on Wednesday, February 27, 2019, at 5:10 p.m.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Katrina Arrogante, Corporate Communications


Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Missing Man, Victoria Street and Yonge Street, Adam Ryan DeBoer, 27


Missing Man, Victoria Street and Yonge Street, Adam Ryan DeBoer, 27

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 3:39 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service is seeking the public's assistance in locating a missing man.

Adam Ryan DeBoer, 27, was


 last seen on Wednesday, February 27, 2019, in the Victoria Street and Yonge Street area.

He is described as 5'10", slim build, blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a grey hoodie, white/red/blue jacket, grey jogging pants, black socks, black satchel, and wears glasses.

Police are concerned for his safety.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Sergeant Christopher Lupson, 51 Division



Missing Man, Adam Ryan DeBoer, 27



Thursday, February 21, 2019

#Fraudchat: Door-to-Door Scams


#Fraudchat: Door-to-Door Scams, Thursday, February 21, 2019, at 1 p.m.

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 9:00 AM
Financial Crimes
416-808-7300

On Thursday, February 21, 2019, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m, the Toronto Police Service Financial Crimes Unit will be joined by members of the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre to answer questions regarding Door-to-Door Scams. Members of the public can follow the Financial Crimes Unit, Detective Regan, Detective Constable Kelly and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, using the hashtags @ReganFCU @DKellyFCU @TPSFCU and @canantifraud on Twitter.

To follow #Fraudchat, members of the public simply need to log on to Twitter from 1 p.m., to 2 p.m. EST, and follow the hashtag. An application such as "Tweetdeck", which allows users to separately view tweets containing this hashtag, is also helpful in following the chat.

About #Fraudchat

#Fraudchat is an online program that seeks to educate and exchange ideas with the public about financial crimes and fraud. The moderators for this program are Gail Regan @ReganFCU, and Diane Kelly @DKellyFCU of the Financial Crimes Unit, along with Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre @Canantifraud.

For more information about #Fraudchat, please contact the Financial Crimes Unit at 416-808-7300.


For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.



Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Diane Kelly, Specialized Criminal Investigations – Financial Crimes

Monday, February 18, 2019

Homicide #6/2019, 366 Queen Street East, Jaunoi Christian, 24, Photo released


Homicide #6/2019, 366 Queen Street East, Jaunoi Christian, 24, Photo released

Monday, February 18, 2019 - 1:35 PM
51 Division:  416-808-7400

On Friday, February 8, 2019, at 1:54 a.m., officers responded to a call for a shooting at 366 Queen Street East.

Officer arrived on scene to find a man suffering from gunshot wounds. He succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased on scene.

He has been identified as Jaunoi Christian, 24, of Brampton.

See previous release.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Detective Aaron Akeson, Homicide



Jaunoi Christian, 24, victim of Homicide #6/2019

Public Safety Alert, Vehicle Warm Up Thefts, Downtown Core


Public Safety Alert, Vehicle Warm Up Thefts, Downtown Core

Monday, February 18, 2019 - 9:05 AM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service is warning members of the public that the arrival of extreme cold temperatures, and vehicles left unattended and warming up in driveways, has resulted in an increase number of vehicle thefts reported in and around the downtown core.

Reported cases have occurred in the area bounded by Dundas Street to the north, Lake Shore Boulevard to the south, Sherbourne Street to the east, and Bond Street to the west.

The convenience of a warm vehicle is not worth the risk of having it stolen. Police are strongly advising members of the public not to leave their vehicles unattended and running at any time.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Allyson Douglas-Cook, Corporate Communications, for Detective Abdullah Nuri, 51 Division


Saturday, February 16, 2019

Family Day On-Street Parking Enforcement


Family Day On-Street Parking Enforcement

Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 9:11 AM
Parking Enforcement:  416-808-6600

The Toronto Police Service Parking Enforcement Unit will not be enforcing the following on-street parking bylaws during the Family Day public holiday on Monday, February 18, 2019:

- Pay-and-Display/Metered Areas
- Rush-Hour Routes
- Posted signs indicating Monday to Friday regulations

All other areas and parking offences will continue to be enforced.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-6600, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Allyson Douglas-Cook, Corporate Communications, for Brian Moniz, Operations Supervisor - Parking enforcement West


Thursday, February 14, 2019

Rolling overnight lane closures on Lake Shore Boulevard East


News Release:  February 14, 2019

Rolling overnight lane closures on Lake Shore Boulevard East as first step of Gardiner Expressway strategic rehabilitation

From February 19 to March 7, the westbound lanes of Lake Shore Boulevard East between Cherry and Jarvis Streets will have intermittent overnight rolling lane closures, to allow crews to install access platforms for forthcoming work on the underside of the Gardiner Expressway.

At least one westbound lane will always remain open to reduce the impact on traffic. The intermittent 15-minute rolling lane closures will occur hourly, overnight from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., except for Friday and Saturday nights. On February 25 and 26 and March 4 and 5, one full lane will be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., instead of the rolling closures.

While the lane closures are in effect, signs will be posted to support the safe travel of all road users, including pedestrians and cyclists.

After March 7, further lane closures will be required on Lake Shore Boulevard East between Cherry and Jarvis Streets, so crews can continue to access platforms on the underside of the Gardiner Expressway and conduct other repairs. A series of lane closures is anticipated to continue until December and may take place during the day and/or overnight. The details, timing and impact of this work will be communicated in advance.

The section of the Gardiner Expressway between Jarvis and Cherry Streets is nearing the end of its service life and is the number one priority in the City of Toronto's Gardiner Expressway Strategic Rehabilitation Plan, which addresses the immediate and long-term rehabilitation needs of the expressway to ensure it remains in a safe and operable condition.

The first phase of major rehabilitation work on the eastern Gardiner Expressway will begin this summer and the project is expected to be completed by early 2021. The work will replace the entire concrete deck and steel girders of the expressway between Jarvis and Cherry Streets, replace the eastbound on-ramp at Jarvis Street and the westbound off-ramp at Sherbourne Street, rehabilitate the westbound off-ramp leading to Yonge, Bay and York Streets, as well as make other improvements. The City will provide more details on this work in the spring. 

More information about this project and the rolling lane closures is available at 
https://bit.ly/2I6QQRC.  More information about the Gardiner Expressway Strategic Rehabilitation Plan is available at https://bit.ly/2N34oML

Residents and visitors are encouraged to use the City's web-based map, http://www.toronto.ca/roadrestrictions, to help plan their travel. More information about the City's planned capital construction work is available at http://www.toronto.ca/inview.

Toronto is Canada's largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of more than 2.9 million people. It is a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture and is consistently ranked one of the world's most livable cities. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can visit http://www.toronto.ca, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/cityoftoronto, on Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/cityofto or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/cityofto

This news release is also available on the City's website: https://bit.ly/2GrGGcM

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Media contact: Susan Pape, Strategic Communications, 416-392-8350416-882-9273 (cell), Susan.Pape@toronto.ca

Monday, February 11, 2019

Missing man, Gerrard Street East and Sherbourne Street, Guled Abdi, 33


Missing man, Gerrard Street East and Sherbourne Street, Guled Abdi, 33

Monday, February 11, 2019 - 10:11 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service is requesting the public’s assistance locating a missing man.

Guled Abdi, 33, was last seen on Saturday, February 9, 2019, at approximately 8 p.m., in the area of Gerrard Street East and Sherbourne Street.

He is described as 5’9”, 230 lbs., with a heavy build, short black hair, and brown eyes.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Allyson Douglas-Cook, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Adrian Piccolo, 51 Division.

Missing man, Guled Abdi, 33


Saturday, February 09, 2019

Homicide #6/2019, 366 Queen Street East, Jaunoi Christian, 24


Homicide #6/2019, 366 Queen Street East, Jaunoi Christian, 24

Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 9:55 AM
51 Division:  416-808-7400

On Friday, February 8, 2019, at 1:54 a.m., officers responded to a call for a shooting at 366 Queen Street East.

Officer arrived on scene to find a man suffering from gunshot wounds. He succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased on scene.

He has been identified as Jaunoi Christian, 24, of Brampton.

A post-mortem examination is scheduled for Saturday, February 9, 2019.

A man was seen running from the scene. He is described as black, 6'0", mid 30s, with a medium build. He was wearing a blue and white toque, dark-coloured jacket and blue jeans.

Investigators are interested in speaking with anyone who may have been in the area or who may have taken video or pictures surrounding the time of this incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Detective Sergeant Graham Gibson, Homicide


Thursday, February 07, 2019

Missing man located, Front Street East and Jarvis Street area, Allen Kerr, 66


Missing man located, Front Street East and Jarvis Street area, Allen Kerr, 66

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 12:14 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service would like to thank the public for their assistance locating a missing man.

Allen Kerr, 66, was last seen on Tuesday, January 29, 2019, in the Front Street East and Jarvis Street area.

See previous release.

He was located on Thursday, January 31, 2019, at 4:06 p.m.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Katrina Arrogante, Corporate Communications



Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Man arrested in Forcible Confinement investigation, Wallace Walter Pleasant, 59, faces charges


Man arrested in Forcible Confinement investigation, Wallace Walter Pleasant, 59, faces charges

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 6:06 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police would like to make the public aware of an arrest made in an investigation into two separate incidents involving Forcible Confinement.

It is alleged that:

- on Friday, February 1, 2019, at 11:52 a.m., Police responded to a call for a Sexual Assault in a unit of a residential building in the Bleecker Street and Earl Street area

- officers attended and found a woman inside of a unit where she was held against her will and was unable to leave

- she was taken to hospital

Later on the same day, Wallace Walter Pleasant, 59, of Toronto was located and arrested. He has been charged with:

1. Forcible confinement
2. Sexual Assault

He appeared in court on Saturday, February 2, 2019, at 9:00 a.m., at Old City Hall. He was released by the court on a recognizance.

It is further alleged that:

- on Tuesday February 5, 2019, at 9:52 a.m. Police responded the a call for an Unknown Trouble at the same address

- responding officers located another woman in the residence, who was being held against her will

- the male suspect, Wallace Walter Pleasant, 59, of Toronto, was also in the residence. He was arrested and charged with:

1. Forcible confinement
2. Two counts of Assault
3. Assault causing bodily harm

He is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday, February 6, 2019, at College Park Courts, at 10 a.m.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

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Constable Allyson Douglas-Cook, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Alexander Wallace, 51 Division



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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Missing man, Front Street East and Jarvis Street, Allen Kerr, 66


Missing man, Front Street East and Jarvis Street, Allen Kerr, 66

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 8:39 AM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service is requesting the public's assistance locating a missing man.

Allen Kerr, 66, was last seen on Tuesday, January 29, 2019, in the Front Street East and Jarvis Street area.

He is described as 5'7", with a medium build, grey hair and beard, blue eyes and he wears glasses.

Police are concerned for his safety.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable James Angco, 51 Division



Missing man, Allen Kerr, 66

Monday, January 28, 2019

Public Safety Alert, Theft/Fraud Investigation, Downtown core, Two women wanted, Photo Released


Public Safety Alert, Theft/Fraud Investigation, Downtown core, Two women wanted, Photo Released

Monday, January 28, 2019 - 4:11 PM
52 Division:  416-808-5200

The Toronto Police Service is seeking the public's assistance identifying two women wanted in a theft and fraud investigation.

It is reported that:

- on Wednesday, December 12, 2018, two women entered a hospital in downtown Toronto and attended a waiting room

- they stole a coat and purse containing credit cards and debit cards

It is further reported that:

- the same women attended retail stores and used those credit cards to pay for multiple purchases

The public is reminded to keep bags and belongings in view at all times.

Security camera images of women released.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5271, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, online on ourFacebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Patrick Stewart, 52 Division Frauds



Two women wanted in a theft and fraud investigation