Saturday, June 30, 2018

Holiday on-street parking enforcement


Holiday on-street parking enforcement

Saturday, June 30, 2018 - 6:56 PM
Parking Enforcement:  416-808-1600

Toronto Police Service Parking Enforcement will not be enforcing the following on-street parking bylaws during the Canada Day public holiday on Sunday, July 1, 2018, and also on the observed Canada Day holiday of Monday, July 2, 2018:

• 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.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Brian Moniz, Parking Enforcement Operations


Friday, June 29, 2018

Missing girl, Church Street and Wellesley Street East area, Maya Carter, 16


Missing girl, Church Street and Wellesley Street East area, Maya Carter, 16

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 2:30 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service requests assistance locating a missing girl.

Maya Carter, 16, was last seen on Thursday, June 28, 2018, in the Church Street and Wellesley Street Eastarea.

She is described as 5’4”, 135 lbs., short dyed red hair. There is no clothing description available.

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 David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable David Lee, 51 Division


Missing girl Maya Carter, 16

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Two men arrested, face 38 charges, Two firearms seized, Sherbourne Street and Dundas Street East area and Jarvis Street and Gerrard Street East area


Two men arrested, face 38 charges, Two firearms seized, Sherbourne Street and Dundas Street East area and Jarvis Street and Gerrard Street East area

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 12:19 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of an investigation in which two men have been arrested and two firearms seized.

It is alleged that:

- on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, at approximately 8 p.m., officers from 51 Division were on general patrol in the Sherbourne Street and Dundas Street East area.

- the officers became involved in an investigation of a vehicle with two occupants in a parking lot in the area

- a quantity of crack cocaine was seized along with a quantity of ammunition for a handgun

The investigation continued and a search warrant was authorized to search a hotel room in the Jarvis Street and Gerrard Street East area

It is further alleged that:

- a search of the hotel room located two handguns, a prohibited suppression device "silencer," $8,000 in Canadian currency and ammunition for two handguns

On Tuesday, June 26, 2018, Jonathan Monette, 23, of Quebec, was arrested. He is charged with:

1) three counts of Fail to Comply Recognizance
2) two counts of Careless Storage of Ammunition
3) two counts of Possession prohibited ammunition
4) two counts of Possession of a Firearm Knowing Its Possession is Unauthorized
5) two counts of Careless Storage of a Firearm
6) Possession of a Loaded Firearm
7) two counts of Possession of prohibited firearm
8) Alter Serial Number on Firearm
9) two counts of Weapons Dangerous
10) Possession of prohibited device
11) Possession of a Firearm While Prohibited


On Tuesday, June 26, 2018, Charles Boucher-Savard, 29, of Quebec, was arrested. He is charged with:

1) Possession of a Schedule 1 substance
2) two counts of Careless Storage of Ammunition
3) two counts of Possession prohibited ammunition
4) two counts of Possession of a Firearm Knowing Its Possession is Unauthorized
5) two counts of Careless Storage of a Firearm
6) Possession of a Loaded Firearm
7) two counts of Possession of prohibited firearm
8) Alter Serial Number on Firearm
9) two counts of Weapons Dangerous
10) Possession of prohibited device
11) three counts of Possession of a Firearm While Prohibited

They were both scheduled to appear in court at Old City Hall on Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 10 a.m., room 103.

It is further alleged that police seized:

- Walther PPK .32 calibre pistol with ammunition
- .38 calibre revolver
- prohibited suppression device "silencer"

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Detective Sergeant Scott Spratt, 51 Division





Traffic Services Safety Initiative, Campaign results


Traffic Services Safety Initiative, Campaign results

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 9:10 AM
Traffic Services:  416-808-1900

The Toronto Police Service is committed to Vision Zero and making Toronto roads among the safest in the world.

Vision Zero acknowledges collisions are going to happen, but that Killed or Seriously Injured (KSI) collisions are preventable.

From Monday, June 18, 2018, to Sunday, June 24, 2018, Traffic Services focused on known contributing factors to KSI collisions. These factors include speeding, distracted driving, aggressive driving, and impaired driving.

Over 600 provincial offence notices were issued during this campaign.

The top infractions were:

  • Speeding: 203
  • Disobey Sign Offences: 163
  • Distracted Driving Offences: 75
  • Turning Offences: 72
  • Disobey Traffic Signal: 66
  • Careless Driving: 57
Criminal Code Offences:
  • Impaired Driving Arrests: 6
  • Warn Range Driving Suspensions: 2
We all have a role to play in making Toronto roadways safe places.

Traffic Services wants to remind the public that anyone can assist our efforts by filing an online traffic or driving complaint by clicking here.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Clint Stibbe, Traffic Services, for Superintendent Scott Baptist, Traffic Services

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Homicide #43/2018, Bloor subway station, Update, Victim's name and photo released


Homicide #43/2018, Bloor subway station, Update, Victim's name and photo released

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 5:02 PM
Homicide:  416-808-7400

On Monday, June 18, 2018, at 10:22 a.m., police responded to a See Ambulance call on the eastbound platform of Bloor subway station.

It is alleged that:

- a man pushed another man onto the subway tracks

- the man was hit by a train

- he was injured, taken to hospital and succumbed to his injuries

See previous release.

The victim has been identified as Yosuke Hayahara, 73, of Toronto.

Investigators are still appealing to witnesses. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Rob North 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.

Meaghan Gray, Corporate Communications, for Detective Rob North, Homicide


Victim of Homicide 43_2018, Yosuke Hayahara, 73

Monday, June 18, 2018

Homicide #43/2018, Bloor Subway Station, Police appeal for witnesses


Homicide #43/2018, Bloor Subway Station, Police appeal for witnesses

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 10:30 PM
51 Division:  416-808-7400

On Monday, June 18, 2018, at 10:22 a.m., police responded to a See Ambulance call on the eastbound platform of the Bloor Subway Station.

It is alleged that:

- a man caused another man to fall onto the subway tracks

- the man was hit by a train

- he was injured, taken to hospital and succumbed to his injuries

The other man was arrested at the scene and taken into custody.

A man in his 50's has been charged with:

1) First Degree Murder

He will appear in court at College Park on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at 10 a.m., in room 501.

Investigators know there were people who witnessed this incident take place. Unfortunately they left the station before investigators could arrive. Police request anyone who saw this incident to call Detective Rob North, Homicide, at 416 808-7400.

If you witnessed this event, and are having difficulty with what you saw, please call Victim Services Toronto's crisis line at 416 808-7066. The line is monitored 24 hours a day.

Anyone who may have been at the Bloor Subway Station around this time is asked to contact investigators 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 updates on the closure of Bloor Subway Station, please visit @TPSOperations or @TTCNotices.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Meaghan Gray, Corporate Communications, for Detective Rob North, Homicide


Friday, June 15, 2018

Police request assistance with Assault investigation, Yonge Street and Carleton Street area, Security camera image of suspect released


Police request assistance with Assault investigation, Yonge Street and Carleton Street area, Security camera image of suspect released

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 3:08 PM
51 Division: 416-808-5100

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

It is reported that:

- on Monday, April 23, 2018, at approximately 8:30 p.m., a 34-year-old wheelchair-bound man went to the Shoppers Drug Mart in the Yonge Street and Carleton Street area

- while shopping, an unknown man approached him, grabbed both his arms and pinned them to his wheelchair

- when a witness intervened, the suspect claimed he was the victim's caregiver

- the victim was able to break free and the suspect followed him southbound on Yonge Street

- the suspect gave chase and attempted several times to grab the victim's wheelchair

The suspect is described as 45-50, 5'9" - 5'10", heavy build, olive complexion, brown hair. He was wearing a dark-coloured hooded sweatshirt with 'EllisDon' written on the front.

A security camera image of the suspect is released.

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 David Wallace, 51 Division



Project Red Brick, Three men, one boy, face total of 48 charges, Wellesley Street East and Bleecker Street area, Two firearms, cash and drugs seized


Project Red Brick, Three men, one boy, face total of 48 charges, Wellesley Street East and Bleecker Street area, Two firearms, cash and drugs seized

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 12:16 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of recent arrests relating to Project Red Brick.

See previous release.

Members of the 51 Division Major Crime Unit have continued to investigate a number of shooting occurrences in and near the Regent Park community.

It is alleged that:

- in doing so, a motor vehicle was identified, believed to be related to at least two shooting occurrences.

- on Thursday, June 14, 2018, at approximately 7:15 p.m., members of the 51 Division Major Crime Unit located this motor vehicle parked in the underground garage of a building near Wellesley Street East and Bleecker Street.

- the vehicle had what appeared to be bullet holes in it

- four male occupants of the vehicle were arrested

- during a search conducted incident to arrest, two loaded firearms were located, both German Sport 1911 .22 calibre pistols

- also located during the search was a quantity of powdered cocaine, crack cocaine, marijuana, and cash

Lee Davis Rurimirije, 18; Haben Kebedom, 18; Robalee Balcha, 18; and a 17-year-old boy, all of Toronto, were arrested and each charged with:

1) two counts of Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Weapon in a Motor Vehicle
2) two counts of Careless Storage of a Loaded Prohibited or Restricted Firearm
3) two counts of Possession of a Loaded Prohibited or Restricted Firearm
4) two counts of Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
5) two counts of Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking
6) Possession of Marihuana for the Purpose of Trafficking
7) Possession of the Proceeds of Crime Under $5000

The men were scheduled to appear in court at Old City Hall, on Friday, June 15, 2018, 10 a.m., room 103.

The Young Person was scheduled to appear in court at 311 Jarvis Street, on Friday, June 15, 2018, 10 a.m., room 1.

The Young Person cannot be identified under the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Detective Sergeant Michael Richmond, 51 Division




Police seek assistance identifying man wanted in Sexual Assault investigation, Yonge Street and Gerrard Street area, Security camera images of man released


Police seek assistance identifying man wanted in Sexual Assault investigation, Yonge Street and Gerrard Street area, Security camera images of man released

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 11:07 AM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service is requesting assistance identifying a man wanted in a Sexual Assault investigation.

It is reported that:

- on Monday May 28, 2018, at approximately 11 p.m., a 20-year-old woman was at a business in theYonge Street and Gerrard Street area

- a man entered the business, walked directly up to the women and sexually assaulted her

- the man then left the business

The man is described as mid-late 20s, 5’6”, medium build, short dark hair, dark eyes, unshaven. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a grey T-shirt, carrying a grey backpack.

Security camera images of the man are released.

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, 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.


A sexual assault is any form of unwanted sexual contact. It includes, but is not limited to, kissing, grabbing, oral sex and penetration. To learn more about sexual assault, including how to report a sexual assault, please visit our Sex Crimes website.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca

Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Alexandra Wallace, 51 Division


Security camera images of man wanted in Sexual Assault investigation

Security camera images of man wanted in Sexual Assault investigation

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Missing man, Queen Street East and Yonge Street area, Arumugam Kanakasundaram, 51


Missing man, Queen Street East and Yonge Street area, Arumugam Kanakasundaram, 51

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 1:59 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service is requesting assistance locating a missing man.

Arumugam Kanakasundaram, 51, was last seen on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at 2:30 p.m., in the Queen Street East and Yonge Street area.

He is described as 5’0”, thin build, 100 lbs. He was last seen wearing a short-sleeve navy-blue shirt.

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.

Gary Long, Corporate Communications, for Constable Jonathan Butson, 51 Division


Missing man Arumugam Kanakasundaram, 51

Police seek assistance identifying man and woman in $23,000 AIR MILES Fraud investigation, Security camera images of man and woman released


Police seek assistance identifying man and woman in $23,000 AIR MILES Fraud investigation, Security camera images of man and woman released

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 9:13 AM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service is seeking assistance identifying a man and woman in a Fraud investigation involving AIR MILES.

It is reported that:

- a man and woman are believed to have stolen merchandise worth $23,000

Security camera images of the man and woman have been released.

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 Peter Brady, 51 Division


Security camera image of man and women wanted in Fraud investigation

Security camera image of man and women wanted in Fraud investigation

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Project Safe Streets, Final Enforcement Results, 32 Division Traffic Initiative


Project Safe Streets, Final Enforcement Results, 32 Division Traffic Initiative

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 12:32 PM
32 Division:  416-808-3219

Project Safe Streets was a 32 Division traffic safety initiative that started on Thursday, May 31, 2018 and finished on Thursday, June 7, 2018.

The purpose of the project was to address concerns of aggressive driving and other traffic offences on Yonge Street, between Finch Avenue and Sheppard Avenue.

See previous release.

32 Division officers, with the assistance of Traffic Services Motor Squad, issued a total of 256 offence notices to drivers for a variety of offences which included:

- Racing: 3
- Speeding: 44
- Fail to Stop for Red Light: 16
- Excessive Noise: 15
- Driving While Using Hand Held Device: 27
- Unsafe Lane Change: 8
- Fail to Yield to Pedestrian: 2
- Careless Driving
- Operate Motor Vehicle Without Insurance: 5
- Fail to Stop for Emergency Vehicle: 2

Please remember that drivers have the ability to make the roads safer for all road-users by reducing speed, eliminating distractions and considering others before yourself.

For more information, please contact Acting Staff Sergeant Jonathan Collin at 416-808-3232.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Acting Staff Sergeant Jonathan Collin, 32 Division


Search warrant executed in 51 Division, Four persons, including two Young Persons, charged, Four firearms, ammunition seized


Search warrant executed in 51 Division, Four persons, including two Young Persons, charged, Four firearms, ammunition seized

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 6:29 AM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of recent arrests involving the seizure of firearms.

On Saturday, June 9, 2018, at approximately 10 p.m., officers from the 51 Division Major Crime Unit and the TPS Emergency Task Force executed a Criminal Code search warrant at an address in the Gerrard Street East and Bayview Avenue area.

Three persons were arrested on scene without incident. A fourth person arrived at the location during the execution of the search warrant and was also arrested.

It is alleged that the following was seized during the execution of the search warrant:

- a loaded .410 gauge sawed-off shotgun (prohibited weapon)
- a .270 Winchester short magnum calibre rifle with scope
- a .17 calibre Hornady Magnum Rimfire rifle with scope
- a 12 gauge shotgun
- a large quantity of ammunition in various calibres
- approximately 577 grams of marijuana

It is further alleged that:

- subsequent investigation revealed that two of the rifles had previously been reported stolen.

Two Young Persons and two adults are charged jointly with:

1) Careless Storage of a Firearm
2) Careless Storage of Ammunition
3) Possession of a Prohibited Firearm with Ammunition
4) Possession of a Prohibited Weapon without Authority
5) Possession of a Firearm Knowing Its Possession is Unauthorized
6) Weapons Dangerous
7) Possession of a Weapon Obtained by the Commission of an Offence
8) Possession of Marihuana for the Purpose of Trafficking

Additionally, one Young Person was charged with:

1) Fail to Comply with Recognizance

They appeared in court at Old City Hall on Sunday, June 10, 2018.

This investigation is part of a recently started initiative called Project Red Brick, intended to address an increased level of firearms-related crime in the Regent Park community.

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 Sergeant Michael Richmond, 51 Division












Friday, June 08, 2018

Toronto Challenge Run, Sunday, June 10, 2018


Toronto Challenge Run, Sunday, June 10, 2018

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 7:08 AM
Public Safety - Special Events:  416-808-5043

On Sunday, June 10, 2018, the 26th annual Toronto Challenge Run will take place.

This is both a 1-km walk and a 5-km walk/run. Event organizers are expecting approximately 3,500 participants.

Participants will assemble on University Avenue near Armoury Street.

At 9:30 a.m., they will depart along the following route:

Formation Area: University Avenue (Queen Street West to Armoury Street)

Northbound: University Avenue
Northbound: Queen’s Park Crescent West
Southbound: Queen’s Park Crescent East
Eastbound: Wellesley Street West
Southbound: Bay Street
Westbound: Adelaide Street West
Northbound: University Avenue

Dispersal Area: Nathan Phillips Square

Vehicles in the area will experience traffic delays and are advised to consider alternate routes.

Roads are expected to be fully reopened by 11 a.m.

This event will proceed regardless of weather conditions.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Constable Jennifer Ladouceur, Special Events


Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Public Safety Alert, Warning: CRA telephone tax scam, Crime prevention advice offered


Public Safety Alert, Warning: CRA telephone tax scam, Crime prevention advice offered

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 12:59 PM
Financial Crimes:  416-808-7300

Toronto Police Service Financial Crimes would like to warn the public about the ongoing Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) telephone scam.

It starts with someone calling, claiming to be with the CRA, and saying you owe overdue taxes. The callers are aggressive and often claim you can be arrested if the money is not paid immediately. The callers insist the money be paid by way of Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies, gift cards, credit card, or through Western Union.

In some cases, the fraudsters use a program to display the telephone number of either the CRA or local police on the intended victim's caller ID display.

Numerous residents have continued to receive telephone calls from these scammers. The public should be aware that police do not collect money for the Canada Revenue Agency. Although everyone is at risk of falling victim to these scams, older people are among the most vulnerable.

The CRA will not:

- send email with a link and ask you to divulge personal or financial information
- ask for personal information of any kind by email or text message.
- request payments by prepaid credit cards
- give taxpayer information to another person, unless formal authorization is provided by the taxpayer
- leave personal information on an answering machine

What should you do?

Hang up the phone immediately. It's not rude and could help protect you.

Don't give out any personal information, including identification numbers, passwords or financial information.

Who should you contact?

If you, or a family member, has fallen victim to this fraud, please report it to your local police service, as well as the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC). There are two ways to make a report to the CAFC: either by phone at 1-888-495-8501 (9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time) or through their online reporting tool at http://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca.

Anyone who thinks they have fallen victim to this scam should contact their local police service.

If you would like to learn more about the CRA scam, please click on the following link: http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Diane Kelly, Financial Crimes



Missing girl, Yonge Street and Dundas Street East area, Emily Korobok, 17


Missing girl, Yonge Street and Dundas Street East area, Emily Korobok, 17

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 9:35 AM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service requests assistance locating a missing girl.

Emily Korobok, 17, was last seen on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at approximately 4 p.m., in the Yonge Street and Dundas Street East area.

She is described as 5'4", 140 lbs., thin-to-medium build, medium-length brown hair, blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a blue hoodie, black pants, black-and-turquoise shoes, carrying a purse.

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 Adrian Piccolo, 51 Division



Body-Worn Camera Project Update, Toronto Police Service releases Request for Information


Body-Worn Camera Project Update, Toronto Police Service releases Request for Information

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 8:59 AM
Corporate Communications:  416-808-7100

On Tuesday, June 5, 2018, the Toronto Police Service released a Request for Information (RFI) on MERX as the next step in researching how best to implement Service-wide body-worn cameras.

Approved by the Toronto Police Services Board in September 2016, the Service has hosted public forums and continued to consider the most effective way of equipping all frontline officers with body-worn technology.

The Service’s efforts have been guided by the results of a 2015 pilot project that saw 100 officers test two different types of technology over the course of a year. To see the results of the pilot project, click here.

The RFI will allow the Service to gather information from vendors on what technology and support is available for a project of this size and scope.

The Service has been engaged with a Fairness Commissioner from HKA. Their role is to oversee and provide advice on this large and complex process.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Meaghan Gray, Corporate Communications, for Inspector Michael Barsky, 52 Division


Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Public Safety Alert, Cryptocurrency Fraud


Public Safety Alert, Cryptocurrency Fraud

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 10:32 AM
52 Division:  416-808-5200

The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of the following telephone Fraud scheme.

It is reported that:

- a business received telephone calls from people indicating that they are Toronto Hydro technicians

- they used "call-display spoofing" technology, which meant the phone number for Toronto Hydro was displayed on the complainant’s call display, even though it was not Toronto Hydro calling

- the business was advised that they were required to pay more for their hydro bill and a technician would turn off the power to the business within thirty minutes if payment was not made to the nearest cryptocurrency (Bitcoin) machine

- the business deposited money to a cryptocurrency machine

- the people then demanded more money

Cryptocurrency transactions are encrypted and cannot be reversed. No utility company will demand payment via cryptocurrency.

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 Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Patrick Stewart, 52 Division


Monday, June 04, 2018

Traffic restrictions and security enhancements, Monday, June 4, 2018 - Sunday, June 10, 2018, 52 Division


Traffic restrictions and security enhancements, Monday, June 4, 2018 - Sunday, June 10, 2018, 52 Division

Monday, June 4, 2018 - 2:12 PM
52 Division:  416-808-5200

The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of traffic restrictions and security enhancements for the week of Monday, June 4, 2018 to Sunday, June 10, 2018.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 7 p.m., Air Canada Centre – Concert
Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 8 p.m., Rogers Centre - Blue Jays vs. NYY
Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 7 p.m., Rogers Centre - Blue Jays vs. NYY
Thursday, June 7, 2018, 7 p.m., Rogers Centre - Blue Jays vs. Baltimore
Friday, June 8, 2018, 7 p.m., Rogers Centre - Blue Jays vs. Baltimore
Saturday, June 9, 2018, 1 p.m., Rogers Centre - Blue Jays vs. Baltimore
Sunday, June 10, 2018, 1 p.m., Rogers Centre - Blue Jays vs. Baltimore

With this in mind, the TPS is preparing to restrict access in and around the area of Bremner Street, from Spadina Avenue to York Street.

The area of the Rogers Centre will have controlled access with checkpoints managed by the Toronto Police Service. This is to ensure enhanced public safety while limiting the flow of vehicular traffic in the area.

For those using accessibility vehicles and other mobility-accessible services when attending the Air Canada Centre, Bay Street Gate 2 will be available.

For those attending the Rogers Centre, Rees Street, northbound, from Lake Shore Boulevard West will be used for accessibility vehicles and other mobility-accessible services. A staging area for those using accessibility services will be set up on Rees Street, at Bremner Boulevard, for gate 7 and off Blue Jays Way, in front of the Marriott Hotel, when entering through gate 13. Rees Street will also be available for those patrons parking at the Rogers Centre.

Police, in partnership with the Rogers Centre and Air Canada Centre, are encouraging people to use public transit or other carpool options.

The public may also notice other security measures in the surrounding area, including an increased police presence and/or the use of other public and private sector resources. While there is no imminent threat at this time, security issues are closely monitored and changes will be implemented as required.

For timely updates, visit Twitter @TPSOperations.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Inspector Mike Barsky, 52 Division