Mimico is a Toronto neighbourhood that is located in the former City of Etobicoke in the west end of Toronto. Mimico is a historic town that was once its own municipality. Mimico is located west of Fleeceline Road and Louisa Street and it stretches as far west as Dwight Avenue and St. George Street. The neighbourhood’s northern boundary is Evans Avenue, Algoma Street and Manitoba Street and Lake Ontario in the south.
Mimico is a largely residential neighbourhood, though it does have some commercial strips and some industrial areas.
While crimes against people are average, crimes against property in Mimico are somewhat high.
In the area west of Fleeceline Road, south of Manchester Street and north of Lake Shore Boulevard, stretching to Queens Avenue and Royal York Road in the west, there is an average of 10.07 crimes against people per 1,000 people living and working in the area. There is an average of 23.97 crimes against property in this region.
From Queens Avenue west to Dwight Avenue and south of Manchester Street, there is an average of 7.52 crimes against people and 15.44 crimes against property.
North of Manchester Street, stretching across the length of Mimico, there is an average of 7.99 crimes against people and 31.38 crimes against property.
In April 2010, a shooting took place in a Mimico barbershop that left two people in hospital with serious injuries. It was just before 8pm on April 23, 2010 when a man walked into a barbershop at Lake Shore Boulevard and Royal York Boulevard with a gun. He fired several shots which sent patrons running from the shop in fear. The gunman fled the scene before police arrived.
A few months later, in August 2010, a woman was attacked on Royal York Road near Mimico GO Station in a separate crime. The woman was hit in the head (reportedly with a hammer) and sexually assaulted by an unknown man. The man escaped the scene of the crime.
In 2008, a 72-year-old double amputee was stabbed to death in his apartment near Lake Shore Boulevard and Islington.
Unfortunately, as with every large city and every neighbourhood in every large city, there will always be some criminal activity. However, rather than become a victim of crime, you can prepare yourself to prevent, deter and catch criminals in the act.
Having a home security system that is equipped with a monitored alarm system will prevent people from being able to access your home without the proper authorities being notified immediately. Monitored home security systems are connected to a central monitoring station that protects your home at all times.
For additional security, video surveillance cameras offer not only the protection of being able to see what is taking place in your home or business at all times, but they also have the added advantage of recording all activity. This is critical for identifying and prosecuting criminals. Video evidence is a powerful tool for police as well as in court.
These security services not only protect you from crime, but they also act as a criminal deterrent.