The Discovery District is a neighbourhood located in downtown Toronto. Its name is derived from the high concentration of hospitals and research institutions in the neighbourhood. The neighbourhood is centered along University Avenue and contains Queen’s Park and the Legislative Assembly of Ontario as well. The boundaries of the main Discovery District and College Street in the north, Dundas Street in the south, Bay Street in the east and McCaul Street in the west. Sometimes the area west of McCaul Street to Spadina Avenue is considered part of the Discovery District.
The Discovery District is closely related to the nearby University of Toronto campus. Some consider this two regions part of one larger neighbourhood.
The boundaries of the University of Toronto neighbourhood are Bloor Street in the north, College Street in the south, Spadina Avenue in the west and Bay Street in the east. As the two neighbourhoods are directly touching, they are often considered one region.
Discovery District & University of Toronto Crime Statistics
In the neighbourhood bordered by Bloor Street, Queen’s Park Crescent, College Street and Spadina Avenue, there is an average of 4.51 crimes against people per 1000 people living and working in the region. There is an average of 31.61 crimes against property per 1000.
In the area bordered by Bloor Street, Bay Street, College Street and Queen’s Park Crescent, there is an average of 4 crimes against people per 1000 and 12.51 crimes against property.
South of College Street, in the area bordered by Bay Street, Dundas Street, University Avenue and College, there is an average of 4.35 crimes against people and 28.08 crimes against property.
There is an average of 5.84 crimes against people and 24.22 crimes against property in the area bordered by College Street, Spadina Avenue, Dundas Street and University Avenue.
Discovery District & University of Toronto Crime
In December 2011, a woman was stabbed near Spadina and Cecil Street, which is located between College and Dundas. From the Toronto Sun:
In addition to suffering life-threatening wounds early Saturday, a Toronto woman plunged three storeys from an apartment building near Spadina and Cecil St. When she hit the sidewalk, the victim — who had already been knifed in the stomach — broke her pelvis and suffered facial injuries, police said.
Her age was not released, but the attack was described as domestic-related. Her condition was upgraded Sunday to stable but critical condition at a downtown hospital.
As a result, investigators are still trying to determine if her fall from the balcony was a desperate life-saving jump, an accidental fall or if she was pushed. Only she and her accused attacker were in the apartment, police said. The exact status of their relationship was not available.
In July 2011, a man was stabbed in Queen’s Park. From City News:
Toronto police are searching for a suspect after a man was stabbed multiple times following Saturday’s Afrofest celebration at Queen’s Park.
The victim was attacked around midnight at Queen’s Park Circle. His injuries are not considered life-threatening.
In April 2009 a woman was stabbed at Museum subway station near Queen’s Park Crescent and Charles Street. From CBC News:
The woman was stabbed in the head shortly after 1 p.m. as she left the train but was able to make her way upstairs to the ticket booth, where a Toronto Transit Commission employee called police.
She was taken to hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.
According to Toronto police, transit employees recognized the suspect as a frequent customer and security video was used to identify him.
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