Scarborough City Centre is a Toronto neighbourhood that is located in the Scarborough region of the city. It is the central business district of the area. The neighbourhood borders include Kennedy Road in the west, Markham road in the east, Sheppard Avenue in the north and Ellesmere Road in the south.
Scarborough City Centre includes many office buildings and high-rise condominiums as well as the Scaborough Town Centre shopping mall and the Scarborough Centre TTC rapid transit station.
In the area between Kennedy Road and Midland Avenue but north of Highway 401, there is an average of 3.29 crimes against people per 1000 living and working in the area. There is an average of 12.32 crimes against property per 1000.
South of the 401, still between Kennedy and Midland, there is an average of 6.3 crimes against people and 17.03 crimes against property. South of the 401, between Midland and Brimley Road, there is an average of 5.81 crimes against people and 10.14 crimes against property.
North of the 401, still between Midland and Brimley, there is an average of 7.23 crimes against people and 12.3 crimes against property. North of the 401, between Brimley and McCowan Road, there is an average of 4.96 crimes against people and 12.91 crimes against property. In this same area but south of the 401 there is an average of 6 crimes against people and 51.78 crimes against property.
This region of Scarborough City Centre is one of the Toronto neighbourhoods with the most property crime.
North of the 401 between McCowan Road and Markham Road, there is an average of 3.84 crimes against people and 12.24 crimes against property. South of the 401 between McCowan Road and Bellamy Road, there is an average of 3.01 crimes against people and 6.89 crimes against property. From Bellamy Road to Markham Road there is an average of 6.09 crimes against people and 20.6 crimes against property.
In September 2008, a man was stabbed and killed near Kennedy Road and Sheppard Avenue. From the Toronto Star:
Just hours after three shootings that led to two deaths in the GTA, Toronto police and ambulance services had to rush to the scene of a fatal stabbing.
Police are remaining tight-lipped about the incident, which happened at 2250 Kennedy Rd., just south of Sheppard Ave E.
The Kennedy and Sheppard area was also the scene of a stabbing in February 2011. From CityNews Toronto:
A man has been rushed to hospital after being stabbed in the face and neck in Toronto’s east end Wednesday night.
The victim, 38, was found in an office parking lot in the Kennedy Road and Sheppard Avenue area before 8pm. There are reports the weapon was a kitchen knife.
September 2011, a man was shot near Ellesmere Road and Markham Road. He was taken to hospital, but he survived the shooting. Also from the Toronto Star:
A man in his twenties was shot outside of a Shell station in Scarborough Saturday night, police say.
The shooting took place near Ellesmere Rd. and Markham Rd around 11:30 p.m. EMS officials wouldn’t confirm his injuries, but police say he was shot in the leg and was sent to a trauma centre.
Deputy commander Connie Christie said he is in serious, but stable, condition. No other injuries were reported, and police say they believe there is more than one suspect involved.
Scarborough Town Centre shopping mall has also been the scene of several criminal acts over the years. In 2007 a 19-year-old teen boy was stabbed in the mall. At the time Sgt. Ron Lawrence of the Toronto Police stated that “we have a lot of video here and we have some civilian witnesses that have helped out.”
The presence of video surveillance is a key to keeping public areas such as shopping malls safe. Video footage can be instrumental in identifying and prosecuting criminals. For more information, please visit our page on security cameras.
In May 2011, a man was shot in the torso outside Scarborough Town Centre. Toronto Police arrested a man the following day and charged him with the shooting.