The Toronto neighbourhood of St. Lawrence is located in downtown Toronto. The neighbourhood’s boundaries are King Street and Front Street in the north, Yonge Street in the west, Parliament Street in the east and the Canadian National Railway tracks in the south. One of the most well-known parts of the neighbourhood is the St. Lawrence Market area near Front Street and Jarvis Street. The market is famous for weekly farmer’s markets as well as delis, bakeries, meat shops and a variety of other vendors.
St. Lawrence Crime Statistics
South of Front Street, between Yonge Street and Jarvis Street there is an average of 4.18 crimes against people per 1000 people living and working in the area. There is an average of 21.86 crimes against property per 1000. North of Front Street there is an average of 2.82 crimes against people and 13.97 crimes against property.
South of Front between Jarvis and Parliament, there is an average of 8.19 crimes against people and 29.22 crimes against property. North of front there is an average of 6.81 crimes against people and 32.96 crimes against property.
St. Lawrence Crime & Security
In July 2010, a man was shot in the Front Street and Jarvis Street area. From the Toronto Star:
A man was transported to hospital after a shooting in the Front St. E. and Jarvis St. area Friday night. The victim, believed to be in his 30s, was found on Frederick St. just before 11 p.m. The incident occurred at an apartment building at 176 The Esplanade, police said. The victim is in life-threatening condition, an EMS official said.
A man was killed just outside the St. Lawrence neighbourhood in September 2009. From Canada.com:
Police are reviewing video surveillance footage as they investigate Toronto’s 39th homicide this year to determine what Kamal Hercules was doing before he was shot and killed in front of a store on Front Street near the St. Lawrence Market early on Saturday. A shrine is growing outside the grocery store, and emotional family members surveyed the scene on Saturday morning.
Police are still looking for a suspect after the 21-year-old was shot repeatedly as he spoke with a friend outside Rabba Fine Foods at Front and Sherbourne streets sometime after 3:40 a. m. on Saturday. Police describe the suspect as wearing a ski mask and baggy clothing. Police believe Mr. Hercules was targeted, but they are not certain of a motive for the shooting.
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