North Toronto is a neighbourhood located along Yonge Street between St. Clair Avenue and Yonge Boulevard. The neighbourhood is a relatively narrow one that is primarily focused on Yonge Street itself. North Toronto was once its own town before being annexed by the City of Toronto in 1912. There are several high rise, medium-sized and single-family homes in North Toronto as well as a number of commercial businesses. There are a number of smaller neighbourhoods inside the North Toronto neighbourhood including Davisville Village, Lawrence Park, Yonge & St. Clair and Yonge & Eglinton.
Between St. Clair and Eglinton and west of Yonge, there is an average of 2.81 crimes against people per 1000 living and working in the area and an average of 7.99 property crimes per 1000. On the east side of Yonge, between St. Clair and Mount Pleasant Cemetery, there is an average of 0 crimes against people and 12.01 crimes against property. The Mount Pleasant area sees an average of 2.27 crimes against people and 16.41 crimes against property. Between the Kay Gardiner Belt Line Trail and Balliol Street there is an average of 2.03 crimes against people and 10.4 crimes against property. In the Davisville area, between Balliol Street and Belsize Drive, there is an average of 5.46 crimes against people and 25.49 crimes against property. Between Belsize Drive and Eglinton Avenue, there is an average of 4.28 crimes against people and 13.01 crimes against property.
North of Eglinton to Briar Hill Drive and west of Yonge Street, there is an average of 5.42 crimes against people and 18.98 crimes against property. Between Briar Hill Drive and Lawrence Avenue, still on the west side of Yonge Street, there is an average of 3.73 crimes against people and 14.62 crimes against property. On the east side of Yonge Street, between Eglinton and Broadway Avenue, there is an average of 7.73 crimes against people and 19.63 crimes against property per 1000 living and working in the area. Between Broadway and Keewatin Avenue, there is an average of 4.67 crimes against people and 14.83 crimes against property. Between Keewatin and Blythwood Road, there is an average of 3.65 crimes against people and 17.18 crimes against property. Between Blythwood and Lawrence Avenue there is an average of 4.44 crimes against people and 20.36 crimes against property.
North of Lawrence to Brookdale Avenue, on the west side of Yonge, there is an average of 2.19 crimes against people and 17.34 crimes against property. North of Brookdale to Roe Avenue and Yonge Boulevard, there is an average of 2.8 crimes against people and 17.91 crimes against property. On the east side of Yonge, between Lawrence and Glen Echo Road, there is an average of 2.03 crimes against people and 13.5 crimes against property.
In May 2011 a man was stabbed at a party in the Avenue Road and Lawrence Avenue area. From CTV:
An 18-year-old man is in hospital with stab wounds after an early morning brawl at a house party in north Toronto. The fight broke out just after midnight at a home near Avenue Road and Lawrence Avenue West.
Police say the victim’s friends drove him to Sunnybrook Hospital. Two males are in custody, but it’s unclear whether charges have been laid. Police say the pair had crashed the party.
It is important to keep your home secure even when you are in it. Do not allow strangers into your home for any reason. If you are having a party and an unknown person arrives make sure to check if this person knows any of your guests before you let him or her into your home. Install a peep hole in your door or a security camera above your door so that you can see who is outside at all times. For more information on security cameras, please contact us.
In June 2010, a man was stabbed in the Yonge Street and Lawrence area. From the Toronto Star:
Police are searching for three suspects after a man was stabbed in the Yonge St. and Lawrence Ave. W. area at around 3:00 a.m. Friday. The 25-year-old victim was taken to hospital with non life-threatening injuries. Police say the victim has not been cooperating with them, and one eye witness added that he had to be coaxed onto a stretcher.
The incident took place near a Tim Hortons location, but officials would not verify whether the stabbing occurred inside the coffee shop itself.