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Body cameras, people in crisis discussed at Toronto police board meeting

Toronto’s Police Chief Mark Saunders was at a police board meeting today to outline the changes since the introduction of body cameras in May. 65 officers are currently wearing the cameras, and 35 more are expected to have them within a month. The decision to use the cameras is in response to a report from Read More

Two male suspects arrested in Central Tech stabbing

Two male suspects have been arrested in connection with the stabbing of a 19-year-old student at Central Technical School last week. The unnamed suspects – a 17-year-old and a 20-year-old – surrendered to Toronto police this morning. The suspects are not Central Tech students, and police believe they were only there to rob two other Read More

Toronto will not make 2024 Olympic bid, says Mayor Tory

Toronto will not be making a bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics. Mayor John Tory made the announcement this morning, after months of speculation. Tory made the final decision after a lengthy discussion with the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) on Sunday. In a city hall press conference this morning, the mayor says he isn’t Read More

Trial starts for Toronto cop charged in death of Sammy Yatim

A trial has begun for the Toronto police officer charged in the death of 18-year-old Sammy Yatim two years ago, but the teen’s family was not present at the University Avenue courthouse. Constable James Forcillo, who was suspended without pay, was charged with second-degree murder and attempted murder after Yatim was fatally shot on a Read More

Online threats toward women at U of T puts campus security on high alert

Police became more present at the University of Toronto today after a series of online threats directed at women and feminists on campus. According to CUPE Local 3902, who represents teaching assistants, the anonymous threats openly encouraged violence, and were aimed at those in the U of T’s sociology and women’s studies departments. University spokesperson Read More

Falling glass from top of Four Seasons Hotel leaves two injured

Toronto fire crews say two people have been injured after shards of glass were seen falling from a shattered window on the penthouse of the Four Seasons Hotel in Yorkville. Police confirmed that at around 1:15 this afternoon, the glass fell out of the hotel’s west tower and onto the intersection of Bay Street and Read More

Ontario slashes funding for controversial TAVIS police program

The Ontario government has announced dramatic funding cuts for the Toronto Anti-Violence Intervention Strategy (TAVIS), the controversial police unit launched after the so-called “summer of the gun” in 2005. A statement from the office of Community Safety Minister Yasir Naqvi confirmed that the annual funding for TAVIS will be reduced to 2.5 million dollars, down Read More

Taxi fare reduction, new Uber bylaws proposed in Toronto city staff report

Toronto city staff released a report on taxi industry reforms, including a recommendation to drop flat fares for traditional cabs from 4.25 to 3.25. This is part of an agreement in July, when city council voted in favour of reviewing the rules on ground transportation, and looking for ways to put taxis on a level Read More

Seven fires in Toronto’s east end believed to be arson

Toronto fire crews are looking into a series of seven suspected arson cases overnight in the Coxwell and Danforth area. Around 3:40 am this morning, a car was in flames at a driveway on Strathmore Boulevard, and 20 minutes later, another car was on fire nearby on Oakdene Crescent. A set of other fires were Read More

Archdiocese of Toronto unveils plan to help in Syrian refugee crisis

The Archdiocese of Toronto has launched a campaign to help bring refugees from Syria into the city. Cardinal Thomas Collins, Archbishop of Toronto, announced “Project Hope”, which is an appeal for Canadians to lend a helping hand in this global crisis. Speaking to the media this morning, the Archbishop is calling on political leaders to Read More

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