Seaton Village is a Toronto neighbourhood that is located in the Annex area of Toronto. It is located west of downtown Toronto and it is a former unincorporated village. Toronto’s Korean Business Area (also known as Koreatown) is part of Seaton Village. The Seaton Village neighbourhood boundaries are Bloor Street in the south, Christie Street in the west, Bathurst Street in the east and the train tracks just north of Dupont Street in the north. The neighbourhood is sometimes referred as the “West Annex.”
There is an average of 7.29 crimes against property per 1000 people living and working in Seaton Village. There is an average of 30.83 crimes against property in the area.
In October 2010 there were a number of homes and cars broken into in the Seaton Village area. From the Seaton Village Residents’ Association:
Sadly, we are getting accounts of neigbours suffering the consequences of homes and cars being broken-in to in Seaton Village…AGAIN or is it STILL!
In the past week, cars in the laneway behind Vermont Ave/Leal rental were broken in to. The same goes for the laneway in between Markham and Palmerston from Follis to Barton! Homes were broken in to in broad daylight (computers, jeweley being stolen) along the same stretches of Markham AND Vermont – more than twice in 2 nights!!! Please lock doors and windows!
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In June 2011, two men were arrested after they attempted to rob a variety store in the Bathurst and Dupont area. From the National Post:
Two suspects entered the store shortly after 1 p.m., one of them wearing a bandana. The disguised suspect allegedly assaulted a lone 82 year-old employee and attempted to force open the cash register while the other stood by with a loaded handgun.
The two fled the scene empty-handed when a customer entered the store. Malcolm David, 19, and Destiny Meyler, 18, were arrested shortly after by police who seized a loaded handgun.
In March 2009, several swarmings were reported to police. From CTV News:
People in the Bloor and Bathurst Street areas are worried after four swarmings in the area on St. Patrick’s Day night, with one person suffering a serious stab wound to the chest as a result.
The swarmings were reported to police between 8:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
A 21-year-old man was stabbed in the kidneys during [one] attack. He was rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries but he is now in hospital in stable condition, Adams said.
Two of his friends were also attacked — one was pepper sprayed and the other was hit in the head with a hard object — but they are also expected to recover from their injuries. There are no suspects in custody but police say they are waiting to retrieve images from several surveillance cameras placed around the school’s property.
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In October 2010, two men were shot in the Seaton Village area. From CBC News:
Toronto police were looking for a gunman after two men were shot in the Bloor and Christie streets area on Wednesday afternoon. Police were called to the city’s west end, just after 1:30 p.m. ET, by reports of shots fired.
The two men, aged 26 and 27, were taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. One was shot in the arm, while the other suffered a scalp wound when a bullet grazed his head.