Friday, August 30, 2019

Public Holiday On-Street Parking Enforcement


Public Holiday On-Street Parking Enforcement

Friday, August 30, 2019 - 10:30 AM
Parking Enforcement:  416-808-6600

The Toronto Police Service Parking Enforcement Unit will not be enforcing the following on-street parking by-laws during the Labour Day public holiday on Monday, September 2, 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.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Allyson Douglas-Cook, Corporate Communications, for Brian Moniz, Acting Officer-in-Charge, Parking Enforcement Operations


Thursday, August 29, 2019

Missing man, Gerrard Street East and Sherbourne Street area, Sriram Thankamony, 36


Missing man, Gerrard Street East and Sherbourne Street area, Sriram Thankamony, 36

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 9:22 AM
41 Division:  416-808-4100

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

Sriram Thankamony, 36, was last seen on Saturday, August 24, 2019, in the Gerrard Street East and Sherbourne Street area.

He is described as 5'10", with a medium build, black hair and brown eyes.

Police are concerned for his safety.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-4100, 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 David Fischer, 41 Division



Missing man Sriram Thankamony, 36

Monday, August 26, 2019

Missing man, Carlton Street and Homewood Avenue area, Michael Johnston, 51


Missing man, Carlton Street and Homewood Avenue area, Michael Johnston, 51

Monday, August 26, 2019 - 12:01 AM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

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

Michael Johnston, 51, was last seen on Saturday, August 24, 2019, at approximately 9 a.m., in the Carlton Street and Homewood Avenue area.

He is described as 6’2”, 170-180 lbs., with a slim build, short black hair, clean shaven, and blue eyes. There are no clothing descriptions.

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 David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Detective Manny Sangha, 51 Division



Missing man, Michael Johnston, 51

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Arrest/Charges in Sexual Assault Investigation Andrew Martin Morris, 25 McGill Parkette


Arrest/Charges in Sexual Assault Investigation Andrew Martin Morris, 25 McGill Parkette

Sunday, August 25, 2019 - 12:27 PM
Sex Crimes:  416-808-7474

The effective collaboration between our local media, our community of Toronto and The Toronto Police Service has resulted in the timely identification and apprehension of a male wanted in a sexual assault investigation.

See previous release #1.

See previous release #2.

Andrew Martin MORRIS, 25 years of The City of Toronto has been arrested and charged with:

1. Sexual Assault
2. Sexual Assault
3. Fail to Comply Recognizance

He was scheduled to appear in court on Sunday August 25, 2019 at Old City Hall Courts, 60 Queen Street West Room #101.

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.

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, 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 Scott Mills, Corporate Communications, for Detective Steve McILwain, Sex Crimes


Saturday, August 24, 2019

Sexual Assault Alert, Man Wanted in Sexual Assault Investigation Andrew Martin Morris, 26 McGill Parkette


Sexual Assault Alert, Man Wanted in Sexual Assault Investigation Andrew Martin Morris, 26 McGill Parkette

Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 1:12 PM
Sex Crimes:  416-808-7474

The Toronto Police Service would like to thank the community and local media for their assistance in quickly identifying a man wanted in a sexual assault investigation.

See previous release.

Due to the level of community cooperation, the male was identified and a warrant of arrest has been issued for Andrew Martin MORRIS, 26 years of The City of Toronto.

He is described as 6’1", bald, slim build, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with a blue logo, black pants, burgundy shoes. He had a brown or tanned satchel.

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.

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 Scott Mills, Corporate Communications, for Detective Steve McILwain, Sex Crimes



Andrew Martin Morris, 26 Wanted on Warrant First Instance by Toronto Police Service for Sexual Assault

Friday, August 23, 2019

Sexual Assault Alert, Man wanted in Sexual Assault investigation, McGill Parkette


Sexual Assault Alert, Man wanted in Sexual Assault investigation, McGill Parkette

Friday, August 23, 2019 - 1:25 PM
51 Division:  416-808-7474

The Toronto Police Service is alerting the public and requests the public's assistance identifying a man wanted in a sexual assault investigation.

It is reported that:

- on Wednesday, August 21, 2019, a 16-year-old girl was in the McGill Parkette

- she was approached by a man who sexually assaulted her

- he then fled the area


It is further reported that:

- on Thursday, August 22, 2019, the 16-year-old girl was in the parkette at 5:30 a.m., when the same man returned

- he sexually assaulted her again then fled

He is described as 5’11” to 6’0", bald, 21-29, slim build, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with a blue logo, black pants, burgundy shoes. He had a brown or tanned satchel.

Security camera video and an image of the man are released.

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.

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 David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Autumn Withrow, Sex Crimes



Man wanted in Sexual Assault investigation, McGill Parkette

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Person with a knife investigation, Yonge/ Bloor Subway Station, Man, 23, arrested


Person with a knife investigation, Yonge/ Bloor Subway Station, Man, 23, arrested

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 7:33 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

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

It was reported that:

- on Sunday, August 18, 2019, at 2:47 p.m., a male passenger on board a TTC subway train, began yelling and swearing, and pacing around the subway car

- the man then pulled a large kitchen knife from a duffel bag and continued pacing

- other passengers on the train notified TTC officials who called police

- the man placed the knife back into the duffel bag and fled the train and the subway station before officers arrived

See previous release.

On Monday, August 19, 2019, Worawut Choeipho, 23, of Toronto, was arrested by 14 Division officers.

He has been charged with:

1. Carry Concealed Weapon
2. Possess weapon dangerous to the public peace
3. Mischief / Obstruct Property Not Exceeding $5000.00

He was scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday, August 20, 2019, at College Park Courts, at 10:00 a.m.

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 Allyson Douglas-Cook, Corporate Communications, for Police Constable Jacob Conliffe, 51 Division



Monday, August 19, 2019

Sexual Assault Alert, Church Street and Alexander Street area, Security camera image and video released, Update, Photographs released


Sexual Assault Alert, Church Street and Alexander Street area, Security camera image and video released, Update, Photographs released

Monday, August 19, 2019 - 12:38 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service is alerting the public to a sexual assault investigation and is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the man.

It has been reported that:

- on Wednesday, August 14, 2019, at approximately 1 a.m., a 34-year-old woman was walking in the Church Street and Maitland Street area.

See previous release.

Additional photographs released.

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, 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 Alex Li, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Matthew Pinfold, Specialized Criminal Investigations - Sex Crimes






Police seek assistance in a Person with a knife investigation, Yonge/ Bloor Subway Station, Security camera images of wanted man released


Police seek assistance in a Person with a knife investigation, Yonge/ Bloor Subway Station, Security camera images of wanted man released

Monday, August 19, 2019 - 11:51 AM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service is requesting the public’s assistance with a person with a knife investigation which occurred at the Yonge and Bloor subway station.

It is reported that:

- on Sunday, August 18, 2019, at 2:47 p.m., a man, a passenger on board a TTC subway train, began yelling and swearing, and pacing around the subway car

- the man then pulled a large kitchen knife from a duffel bag and continued pacing about

- other passengers on the train notified TTC officials who called police

- the man placed the knife back into the duffel bag and fled the train and the subway station before officers arrived

The man is described as 5’10”, with a thin build, and straight, black hair. He was wearing a white t-shirt with “Canada” written on the front, black, knee-length shorts and white, flip-flop sandals. He was also carrying a black duffel bag.

If seen, do not approach. Call 911.

Investigators are asking TTC passengers witnessed or may have any information about the incident contact police at 416-808-5100416-808-5100, 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 Jacob Conliffe, 51 Division







Thursday, August 15, 2019

Sexual Assault Alert, Church Street and Alexander Street area, Security camera image and video released


Sexual Assault Alert, Church Street and Alexander Street area, Security camera image and video released

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 4:00 PM
51 Division:  416-808-7474

The Toronto Police Service is alerting the public to a sexual assault investigation and is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the man.

It has been reported that:

- on Wednesday, August 14, 2019, at approximately 1 a.m., a 34-year-old woman was walking in the Church Street and Maitland Street area

- she had a brief interaction with an unknown man, he accompanied her into an apartment building in the Church Street and Alexander Street area

- once inside the apartment, he sexually assaulted her

The man is described as late 20s to early 30s, 6'3", muscular build, with short braids, slight facial hair and wearing a baseball cap, grey top and black jeans.

A security camera video can be viewed on Youtube.





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.

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 Lisa Boniface, Detective Operations – Sex Crimes



Man wanted in Sexual Assault investigation

Monday, August 12, 2019

Stolen Dog investigation, Toronto Humane Society, Christopher Rich, 31, arrested and charged


Stolen Dog investigation, Toronto Humane Society, Christopher Rich, 31, arrested and charged

Monday, August 12, 2019 - 9:14 AM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service is requesting the public's assistance a Theft of a Dog investigation.

It is reported that:

- A man attended the Toronto Humane Society, located at 11 River Street on three separate occasions and demanded that he be given a dog for free

- he was turned away each time

- on Friday, August 9, 2019, at 11:30 a.m., the man returned to the shelter, walked directly to the kennels, leashed a dog, and walked out the front door with the dog.

- the man and dog were last seen on an eastbound GO Train, exiting at Oshawa station later the same day

The Humane Society reported the incident to police, and posted the incident and photographs on to social media. With the assistance of the public, the man has been identified as Christopher Rich, 31, of no fixed address.

See previous release.

On Sunday, August 11, 2019, at 2:05 p.m., Christopher Rich, 31, of no fixed address, was arrested by Durham Regional Police Service, in the Glenanna Road and Kingston Road area of Pickering.

He was charged with:

1) Theft under $5,000
2) Fail to Comply with Probation
3) Possession of Property Obtained by Crime - Under

He is scheduled to appeared in court on Monday, August 12, 2019, at College Park Courts, 10 a.m., room 501.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Joel Evans, 51 Division


Sunday, August 11, 2019

Man and woman arrested in Firearm investigation, Dundas Street East and George Street area


Man and woman arrested in Firearm investigation, Dundas Street East and George Street area

Sunday, August 11, 2019 - 9:40 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

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

On Sunday, August 11, 2019, at approximately 2:25 a.m., officers responded to a call for a person with a gun in theDundas Street East and George Street area.

It is alleged that:

- two men in the area became involved in an altercation

- they began to fight

- one man produced a gun and pointed it at several people

- officers attended the area and arrested two people

Daniel Papadopoylos, 23, of Toronto, is charged with:

1. Assault
2. Point Firearm
3. Carry Concealed Weapon
4. Possess Restricted/Prohibited Firearm Without Holding a Licence
5. Possess Restricted/Prohibited Firearm Knowingly Not Holding a Licence
6. Careless Storage of a Firearm
7. Possession Weapon For Committing an Offence
8. Possess Firearm with Altered Serial Number
9. Possession of a Prohibited Firearm with Ammunition
10. Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking a Schedule I Substance
11. Possession of Proceeds of Crime
12. two counts of Possession Firearm Contrary to Order
13. Fail to Comply Probation
14: Breach Peace Bond

Esther Linaras, 37, of Toronto, is charged with:

1. Possess Restricted or Prohibited Firearm Without Holding a Licence
2. Possess Restricted/Prohibited Firearm Knowingly Not Holding a Licence
3. Careless Storage Firearm
4. Possession Weapon For Committing an Offence
5. Possess Firearm with Altered Serial Number

They both appeared in court at Old City Hall on Sunday, August 11, 2019, at 10 a.m., in room 101.

The Toronto Police would like to thank the public for immediately calling 911 which assisted in locating both accused parties. This resulted in a firearm being taken off the streets of Toronto, and preventing potential serious injuries or death.

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 Cory Fougere, 51 Division


Assistance sought in Stolen Dog investigation, Toronto Humane Society, Christopher Rich, 31, wanted for Theft, His photograph is attached


Assistance sought in Stolen Dog investigation, Toronto Humane Society, Christopher Rich, 31, wanted for Theft, His photograph is attached

Sunday, August 11, 2019 - 10:05 AM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service is requesting the public’s assistance a Theft of a Dog investigation.

It is reported that:

- A man attended the Toronto Humane Society, located at 11 River Street on three separate occasions and demanded that he be given a dog for free

- he was turned away each time

- on Friday, August 9, 2019, at 11:30 a.m., the man returned to the shelter, walked directly to the kennels, leashed a dog, and walked out the front door with the dog.

- the man and dog were last seen on an eastbound GO Train, exiting at Oshawa station later the same day

The Humane Society reported the incident to police, and posted the incident and photographs on to social media. With the assistance of the public, the man has been identified as Christopher Rich, 31, of no fixed address.

He is wanted for:

1) Theft under $5,000

The dog is described as a 10 month old, tan coloured, retriever/hound mix, named Milo. Milo is microchipped and neutered.

Photographs of the wanted man and the dog are attached.

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



Christopher Rich, 31, Wanted in Theft of Dog investigation

Christopher Rich, 31, Wanted in Theft of Dog investigation

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Arrest made in Firearms investigation, Lombard Street and Church Street area, Man, 19, faces several charges


Arrest made in Firearms investigation, Lombard Street and Church Street area, Man, 19, faces several charges

Saturday, August 10, 2019 - 9:00 AM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

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

On Monday, August 5, 2019, at approximately 4:16 a.m., Police responded to reports of a shooting in the Lombard Street and Church Street area.

It is alleged that:

- a vehicle pulled up to a parked vehicle and occupants from inside the vehicle fired several shots and wounded two men who were seated inside the parked vehicle

- a man, one of the occupants of the parked vehicle, returned fire and fired several shots

- The man subsequently fled the scene on foot

Members of 51 Division Major Crime Unit commenced an investigation and identified the man who is alleged to have fired back at the first vehicle.

On Friday August 9, 2019, a criminal code search warrant was executed in the area of Parliament Street and Gerrard Street East.

A loaded firearm was alleged to have been seized.

Malieck Mohamed, 19, of Toronto, has been arrested and charged with:

1. two counts of Attempt Murder
2. Discharge with Intent
3. Unauthorized possession in a motor vehicle
4. Unauthorized possession of a firearm
5. Careless Storage of a Firearm
6. Possession of a Firearm Knowing Its Possession is Unauthorized
7. Possessing weapon obtained by Commission of offence

He is scheduled to appear in court on Saturday, August 10, 2019, at Old City Hall, at 10:00 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.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

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

Firearm seized in investigation

Friday, August 09, 2019

Three arrested in Shooting Investigation, Lombard Street and Church Street, One man outstanding


Three arrested in Shooting Investigation, Lombard Street and Church Street, One man outstanding

Friday, August 9, 2019 - 10:05 AM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of an arrest in a shooting investigation.

On Monday, August 5, 2019, at approximately 4:16 a.m., police responded to reports of a shooting in the Lombard Street and Church Street area.

- a vehicle pulled up to a group of people and an occupant from inside the vehicle fired several shots and wounded the men

- the vehicle then fled the scene

Members of 51 Division, Major Crime Unit, commenced an investigation. On Wednesday, August 7, 2019, three men were arrested.

Yasin Bassey, 27, Khumane Agil, 40, both of Toronto, and Mohamed Mahdi, 29, of Brampton, have been charged with:

1. three counts of Attempt Murder
2. Discharge with Intent
3. Unauthorized possession in a motor vehicle
4. Unauthorized possession of a firearm
5. Careless Storage of a Firearm
6. Possession of a Firearm Knowing Its Possession is Unauthorized

They were scheduled to appear in court at College Park on Thursday, August 8, 2019, at 10 a.m.

The Toronto police Service is requesting the assistance of the public in locating a man who is still outstanding and wanted. He has been identified as Hassan Hassan, 27, of Toronto. His photograph has been released. He is wanted for:

1. three counts of Attempt Murder
2. Discharge with Intent
3. Unauthorized possession in a motor vehicle
4. Unauthorized possession of a firearm
5. Careless Storage of a Firearm
6. Possession of a Firearm Knowing Its Possession is Unauthorized

Members of the public area advised to use caution and not to approach this man. He is considered armed and dangerous.

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 Abdullah Nuri, 51 Division



Above: Hassan Hassan, 27, is wanted in an attempt murder investigation. He is considered armed and dangerous.

Friday, August 02, 2019

Civic Holiday On-Street Parking Enforcement


Civic Holiday On-Street Parking Enforcement

Friday, August 2, 2019 - 10:30 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 civic holiday on Monday August 5, 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, Acting Officer-in-Charge, Parking Enforcement Operations


Thursday, August 01, 2019

Sexual Assault Alert, Yonge Street and Gerrard Street area, Man Wanted


Sexual Assault Alert, Yonge Street and Gerrard Street area, Man Wanted

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 2:15 PM
Sex Crimes:  416-808-7474

The Toronto Police Service is alerting the public to a sexual assault and requests assistance in identifying and locating the man wanted.

It has been reported that:

- Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at approximately 2:30 a.m., a woman was in the McGill Parkette near the Gerrard Street and Yonge Street area

- a man approached the woman and struck her on the head with a piece of concrete

- the man produced a knife and sexually assaulted the woman

- passersby in the area confronted the man and the suspect fled the scene

The woman sustained injuries and was transported to hospital by paramedics.

The suspect is described as 6', mid to late 20s, thin build and short black hair. He was wearing a red short-sleeve shirt, black track pants with white vertical stripes, black and white sneakers and a black backpack.

Security video and images have been released:  





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.

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

Katrina Arrogante, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable James Thompson, Sex Crimes






Missing person, Gerrard Street East and Jarvis Street area, Luke Embrack, 20


Missing person, Gerrard Street East and Jarvis Street area, Luke Embrack, 20

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 1:25 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service requests the public’s assistance locating a missing person.

Luke Lilly Juliet Embrack, 20, was last seen on Monday, July 29, 2019, in the Yonge Street and Gerrard Street Eastarea.

Embrack is described as approximately 5’8”, medium build, brown eyes with black hair in an Afro. Embrack was last seen wearing black sweat pants, a black Adidas jacket with the logo on the back, and carrying a blue and grey back pack.

Police are concerned for the safety and well-being of Embrack.

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 Guy Kama, 51 Division


Missing person, Gerrard Street East and Jarvis Street area, Luke Embrack, 20

Toronto Caribbean Carnival Parade, Road Closures, Parking & Towing guidelines


Toronto Caribbean Carnival Parade, Road Closures, Parking & Towing guidelines

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 11:00 AM
Public Safety - Major Events:  416-808-5053

The 52nd annual Toronto Caribbean Carnival Grand Parade is scheduled to take place on Saturday, August 3, 2019.

The Parade will commence at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at 9:00 p.m. The parade will depart Exhibition Place Grounds at British Columbia Drive to westbound Lake Shore Boulevard West. The Parade will travel west along Lake Shore Blvd. W., guest bands and pan bands will turn southbound at Jameson Avenue to eastbound Lake Shore Blvd. W. Mas bands will follow a longer route turning southbound at Parkside Drive to eastbound on Lake Shore Blvd. W. All bands will return to the Exhibition Place for judging via Canada Blvd.

Individual “Blockorama” style concerts will occur in various locations throughout Exhibition Place and along Lake Shore Boulevard West. The bands will continue to play music until 9:00 p.m.

Paid admission is required for access and viewing within the Exhibition Place Grounds, viewing the parade from Lake Shore Blvd. W. is free of charge.

Access to view the parade from Lake Shore Blvd. W. by TTC or on foot is via Parkside Drive, Roncesvalles Bridge, Dowling Bridge, Dufferin Bridge and Strachan Avenue.

Access into the Exhibition Place Grounds can be gained at Dufferin Gates, GO/TTC stop within the Grounds and the Princes' Gates.

There will be no access via Jameson Avenue Bridge or Dunn bridge.

Road Closures:
The festival will require numerous road closures and restrictions, which will lead to delays and congestion in the immediate area of the parade. The traffic conditions in the Downtown area, Lake Shore Boulevard West, The Queensway, Queens Quay West and the Fred Gardiner Expressway are expected to be very heavy.

Road Closures within Exhibition Place Grounds and Lake Shore Boulevard West for this event take effect commencing Saturday, August 3, 2019, at 2:00 a.m., until Sunday, August 4, 2019 at approximately 6:00 a.m. including:
• Westbound Lake Shore Boulevard West will be closed to traffic from Bathurst Street to Colborne Lodge
• Eastbound Lake Shore Boulevard West will be closed from Colborne Lodge to Bathurst Street
• Dufferin Street south of Springhurst Avenue
• Strachan Ave south of Liberty Street
• Vehicle access west of Bathurst Street on Fleet Street may be closed determined by need

The following Gardiner Expressway ramps will be closed at 2:00 a.m., on Saturday, August 3, 2019:
• Westbound Gardiner Expressway entry ramp at Jameson Ave
• Jameson Avenue and British Columbia entrance ramps to eastbound Gardiner Expressway
• Westbound Gardiner Expressway to Dunn Avenue exit ramp

The Gardiner Expressway is a restricted access highway, which will be patrolled to ensure that vehicles are not parked adjacent to the parade route and pedestrians do not enter the highway area. Drivers who choose to stop or drive in a manner that puts other road users at risk will be subject to strict enforcement.

Restricted Access Points:
In order to assist the safe movement of traffic and to provide for as little disruption as possible to residents, the following streets will have a restricted access, for vehicles:

• Dufferin Street south of King Street West
• Dowling Avenue south of King Street West
• Stadium Road south of Lake Shore Boulevard west
• Queens Quay West west of Bathurst Street
• Springhurst Avenue west of Jameson Avenue
• Springhurst Avenue east of Jameson Avenue
• All streets from Roncesvalles Avenue to Strachan Avenue, south of King Street are local traffic only commencing at 8:00 a.m. Saturday, August 3, 2019

Other streets, although not restricted to vehicles, will be strictly enforced for parking infractions. Those streets are bounded by King Street West., east of Colborne Lodge and west of Bathurst Street.

Towing Policy:
All vehicles including tour buses, parked illegally will be tagged and towed:

• Lake Shore Boulevard West. (including the grass mediums and park area)
• Remembrance Drive
• Bathurst Street
• Fleet Street
• King Street West
• Queen Street West
• Roncesvalles Avenue
• Dufferin Street
• The Queensway
• Gardiner Expressway

Vehicles parked illegally in the Parkdale and Stadium Road areas will also be tagged and towed.

It is recommended that you make yourself aware of alternative routes before heading into the downtown or entertainment district areas to avoid delays.

Toronto Transit Commission (TTC):
TTC will provide additional service to and from the event.

It is recommended that spectators use public transit to attend this event. Visit www.ttc.ca for more information.

Ontario Place Parking Access:
Access to and from Ontario Place will be restricted to staff and service vehicles only through Remembrance Drive at the foot of Strachan Avenue.

Constable Allyson Douglas-Cook, Corporate Communications, for Constable Tee Chase, Public Safety - Major Events