Old East York is a Toronto neighbourhood that is located in the former borough of East York. There are several different regions in the Old East York neighbourhood including Glebe land, Todmorden Village, Woodbine Heights, Crescent Town and Broadview North. The boundaries of this region are somewhat debatable, but in general the Old East York neighbourhood stretches from the Don River in the west to Woodbine Avenue or Victoria Park Avenue in the east, depending on who you speak to. Some consider the western boundary to be Pape Avenue instead. The southern boundary travels along Cosburn Avenue and the northern boundary is also the Don River and Taylor Creek Park. Old East York is located north of the East Danforth neighbourhood.
In general, the Old East York neighbourhood has quite low rates of crime against people and low rates of crime against property.
In the area north of Cosburn Avenue to the Don Valley Parkway and west of Pape Avenue, there is an average of 8.12 crimes against people and 13.29 crimes against property per 1000 living and working in the area. East of Pape, to Donlands Avenue, there is an average of 6.88 crimes against people and 17.89 crimes against property. Between Donlands and Coxwell Avenue, there is an average of 5.77 crimes against people and 22.45 crimes against property. Between Coxwell and Woodbine Avenue, there is an average of 13.11 crimes against people and 23.74 crimes against property.
East of Woodbine Avenue to Main Street, but south of Taylor Creek Park, there is an average of 10.68 crimes against people and 2128 crimes against property. Between Main Street and Victoria Park, still south of Taylor Creek Park, there is an average of 14.45 crimes against people and 52 crimes against property. This is one of the areas of Toronto with the most property crime. However, as mentioned earlier, this area is sometimes not included in the Old East York neighbourhood.
In November 2007, a man was stabbed and seriously injured in the Pape and O’Connor area. From CityTV Toronto:
At about 10:15pm, 54 division was called to a serious stabbing at 996 O’Connor Drive. A male in his late 20′s to early 30′s was rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries. There’s no word on his condition.
In January of 2008, a 14-year-old girl was stabbed and killed in the O’Connor Drive and St. Clair Avenue area. From CBC:
Toronto police arrested two teenagers on Wednesday in connection to the city’s first homicide of 2008 after a 14-year-old girl was stabbed to death Tuesday night.
The area where the body was found at O’Connor Drive and St. Clair Avenue East is shown with police markers.
(CBC) A 17-year-old male and a 15-year-old female were arrested Wednesday morning and are to appear in court on charges of first-degree murder, Toronto police said.
The victim was found just after 6 p.m. Tuesday in the area of O’Connor Drive and St. Clair Avenue East. She had been stabbed in the abdomen.
She was taken to Toronto East General Hospital where she was pronounced dead. Her name has not been released.
Police arrested the male early Wednesday at an apartment not far from the scene. They did not say where the second suspect was located or whether both accused knew the victim.
In September 2011 a man was also stabbed in the St. Clair and O’Connor area. From the Toronto Star:
A man in his 40s is in stable condition after being stabbed in the chest Sunday night. The incident happened shortly before 9 p.m. on O’Connor Dr., near St. Clair Ave. E. The victim was rushed to a trauma centre on an emergency run, EMS officials said. The man’s injury is serious but is not considered life-threatening, police said.
In October 2011 a man was shot and killed near O’Connor and Victoria Park. From 680 News:
Toronto police have identified the man who was shot and killed Sunday evening in the Victoria Park Avenue and O’Connor Drive area.
27-year-old Dane Dillon of Toronto was found by police in the parking lot of 90 Parma Court with a gunshot wound to the torso. Dillon was transported to hospital where he was pronounced dead.
A man was stabbed in the Pape and Cosburn area in October 2011 as well. From CTV News:
A 41-year-old man is in hospital after he was stabbed in the east end of the city early Sunday morning, police said. The man suffered multiple stab wounds to the back when he was outside of a restaurant in the Pape and Cosburn Avenue area at about 2:45 a.m. He was taken to hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, police said. A suspect has been arrested and charged with aggravated assault and assault with a weapon.
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