CityPlace is a Toronto neighbourhood that is located in the downtown area of the city. The boundaries of the neighbourhood are Front Street in the north, Lake Shore Boulevard in the south, Blue Jays Way and the Rogers Centre in the east and Bathurst Street in the west. The area is perhaps best known for the large number of multi-story condominiums that have been recently built in the neighbourhood. Canoe Landing Park is also a landmark of the area.
Much of the development in the CityPlace neighbourhood is centered around Fort York Boulevard and the smaller streets that intersect Fort York Boulevard.
City Place Crime Rates
There is an average of 3.7 crimes against people per 1000 people living and working in the region. There is an average of 17.44 crimes against property per 1000. These statistics include the area east of CityPlace as well. The statistics listed include the region as far east as York Street. However, it is important to note that crime does not stick to a predefined area. Checking out crime statistics for the surrounding area is often helpful as criminals cross streets and enter new areas often.
City Place Crime
In December 2010 a man was charged with a hit and run that killed a student just outside of the CityPlace neighbourhood near Wellington Street and Blue Jays Way. From the National Post:
A deadly hit-and-run on Saturday morning was no accident, according to Police. Vincent Dang was with friends in the club district when he was hit by a full-sized SUV. According to police, Mr. Dang was at the Rockwood Club at 31 Mercer St. when he got into an altercation inside the venue.
At approximately 2:30 a.m., Mr. Dang was standing on the curb outside the club, when an SUV made a U-turn and hit the victim. The vehicle then left the scene heading southbound on Blue Jays Way. Paramedics brought him to St. Michael’s Hospital. He was pronounced dead at 3:30 a.m.
Police describe the driver as a brown man between the age of 19 and 25. He has a thin build with a moustache and a goatee. At the time of the incident, he was wearing a black jacket with stripes on the sleeves and collar.
Homicide detectives are using footage from surrounding surveillance cameras to search for evidence.
The suspect was ultimately found and charged with second-degree murder. Video surveillance is often an important tool that law enforcement officials use to identify suspects. Installing video surveillance cameras on your property is an excellent way to fight crime.
In October 2010 a man had his throat slashed in the area of Lake Shore Boulevard and Spadina Avenue. From the Toronto Star:
Police are searching for a male suspect after a man’s throat was slashed on Thursday at about 4:30 p.m. Const. Tony Vella said the victim was transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries from Lake Shore Blvd. W. and Lower Spadina Ave.
Vella said the man was attacked after a dispute broke out among a group of people underneath a bridge.
In October 2008, a shooting took place in the Bathurst and Lake Shore area. From CityTV:
A Saturday shooting that sent a man to hospital with four gunshot wounds has resulted in the arrest of a young offender. At around 5:30 pm, police responded to calls about a person with a gun at 25 Bishop Tutu Blvd. in the Lakeshore and Bathurst area.
It’s alleged the youth had just attended a birthday party for an acquaintance’s four-year-old daughter when he and two still-unidentified males got involved in an argument with several other guests. That’s when the gun reportedly came out and the suspect allegedly fired several shots.
It is important to remember that crime can take place at any time and that you need to be prepared regardless of what area you live in. Security cameras, alarm systems, bars and gates and other home and business security tools are not only excellent ways to keep yourself safe in the event of a crime, but they also act as crime deterrents.