Eglinton East is a Toronto neighbourhood that is located in the former Scarborough region of the city. As the name suggests it is located along Eglinton Avenue in the east end of Toronto. The neighbourhood’s boundaries are Eglinton Avenue and the CNR Railway tracks east of Brimley Road in the south, Stansbury Crescent, Citadel Drive and West Highland Creek in the north, Midland Avenue in the west and Bellamy Road North to the east.
The neighbourhood is sometimes also known as Eglinton East Scarborough. It is a primarily residential area with a number of apartment buildings.
Eglinton East Crime Rates
In the area bordered by Stansbury Crescent, Citadel Drive, Brimley Road, Eglinton Avenue and Midland Avenue, there is an average of 14.58 crimes against people and 22.42 crimes against property per 1000 people living and working in the region. The area bordered by West Highland Creek in the north, Brimley Road in the west, Eglinton Avenue, Danforth Road and Trudelle Street in the south and McCowan Road in the east, there is an average of 14.87 crimes against people and 25.47 crimes against property.
In the area south of Danforth Road and Trudelle Street to the CNR Railway tracks, between Brimley and McCowan, there is an average of 8.16 crimes against people and 17.02 crimes against property. In the area east of McCowan Road to Bellamy Road, between West Highland Creek and the CNR Railway Tracks, there is an average of 7.99 crimes against people and 15.72 crimes against property.
Eglinton East Crime
In October 2011 a man was stabbed in the Eglinton and Midland area. From City TV:
A man was stabbed in the torso in the city’s east end on Monday morning. Jean Vanier Catholic secondary school was placed in hold-and-secure mode as police searched for a female suspect, said to be about 25 years old.
Officers were called to 31 Gilder Dr., near Midland and Eglinton avenues, around 10 a.m. when the stabbing victim called 911 after being knifed.
In March 2011 a man was shot and killed in a bar in the Eglinton and Midland area. From CBC News:
The shooting happened just after 2:20 a.m. ET at G’s Chill & Grill, a bar on Eglinton Avenue East near Midland Avenue.
Police responded to a 911 call and found Cliffington Ford, a 38-year-old father of 10, dead of gunshot wounds inside the bar. Many patrons fled the packed bar after the shooting, but some stayed and provided information, police said.
In February 2011 a man was stabbed in the Brimley and Eglinton area. He actually walked home before calling police. From City TV:
Police are investigating after a man walked home when he was stabbed in Scarborough Friday night.
The victim called police from his home on Danforth Avenue shortly before 10pm, but was actually stabbed somewhere else in the Brimley Road and Eglinton Avenue area. He was taken to Sunnybrook hospital, but the extent of his injuries is not yet known.
A man was shot in the head near Eglinton and Midland in November 2009. He survived the shooting. From CP24:
The shooting took place at 136 Benjamin Blvd. shortly before 3 p.m. Police received reports that a person had been shot and was lying on the ground, bleeding from the forehead, says Const. Tony Vella.
The victim was conscious and breathing with a faint pulse, while he was transported to Sunnybrook hospital, according to Toronto Emergency Medical Services. He is believed to be in his twenties and is expected to survive.
Another man was wounded in a separate shooting near McCowan and Eglinton. This shooting took place in February 2009. From the Toronto Star:
Police are looking for up to three suspects following an early morning shooting.
Police were called to a housing complex on McCowan Rd., north of Eglinton Ave. E., around 12:45 a.m. after reports of gunfire. One man was found suffering from gunshot wounds. He was transported to Sunnybrook hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
As always, it is important to consider the crime for an entire region of the city rather than just looking at crime in one particular area. Criminals do not stop at arbitrary boundaries and crime can take place at any time in any area of the city. For more information on how you can protect yourself, please contact us.