Tam O’Shanter -Sullivan is a Toronto neighbourhood that is located in the former Scarborough region of the city. It is actually made up of two smaller neighbourhoods: Tam O’Shanter and Sullivan. The areas are named after the Tam O’Shanter golf course and O’Sullivan’s Corners (at Victoria Park & Sheppard Avenues.)
The Tam O’Shanter-Sullivan neighbourhood boundaries are Huntingwood Drive in the north, Kennedy Road in the east, Victoria Park and Pharmacy Avenue in the west and Highway 401 in the south. The region east of Warden Avenue is the Tam O’Shanter area while the area west of Warden is the Sullivan region.
Tam O’Shanter-Sullivan Crime Statistics
In the area bordered by Kennedy Road, Huntingwood Drive, Sheppard Avenue and Birchmount Road, there is an average of 6.5 crimes against people per 1000 living and working in the region. There is an average of 36.89 crimes against property per 1000. South of Sheppard Avenue to the 401, still between Birchmount and Kennedy, there is an average of 4.78 crimes against people and 20.56 crimes against people per 1000.
There is an average of 6.59 crimes against people per 1000 in the region bordered by Huntinwood, Sheppard, Birchmount and Warden. The rate of crimes against property is 15.29 per 1000 living and working in the area. South of Sheppard to the 401 in between Birchmount and Warden there is an average of 3.15 crimes against people and 12.35 crimes against property.
In the area bordered by Huntingwood, Sheppard, Warden and Pharmacy Avenue, there is an average of 2.69 crimes against people and 10.6 crimes against property. The region bordered by Warden, Sheppard, Highway 401 and Victoria Park Avenue has an average of 4.55 crimes against people and 18.71 crimes against property.
Tam O’Shanter-Sullivan Crime
In 2008, there was a fatal stabbing in the Sheppard and Kennedy area. From CP24:
A young person was fatally stabbed in the parking lot of an apartment complex near Kennedy Road and Sheppard Avenue in Scarborough.
Two suspects were seen fleeing the scene at 2250 Kennedy Road about 7.30 p.m. Tuesday. The victim was rushed to hospital with no vital signs and has been pronounced dead.
In 2009, another victim was rushed to hospital after he was stabbed in the midsection. The stabbing also took place in the Kennedy and Sheppard area. From CP24:
Toronto police have identified a 19-year-old man who died in hospital following a mid-day stabbing in the east end on Monday.
Annushath Indrakanthan was rushed to hospital after he was found with multiple stab wounds to the stomach and chest near Kennedy Road and Sheppard Avenue.
In August 2011 a man was shot behind an apartment complex in the Sheppard and Warden area. From NewsTalk 1010:
Toronto Police responded to the scene of a shooting behind an apartment complex at 25 Bay Mills Blvd. Monday afternoon. That is in the Sheppard and Warden area. It happened around 4:48 pm.
Initial calls that came into 42 Division reported the sound of firecrackers, but officers found an Asian male in his 50s with a gunshot wound to the neck. Toronto EMS tells NewsTalk 1010 he has since died. A gun was reportedly recovered in the area.
That same area was the scene of a stabbing in November 2011. From CTV:
One man is in custody and another recovering in hospital after a man called police claiming he was stabbed in the stomach early Monday morning.
Toronto police said they received a call from a man who said he had been stabbed on Bay Mills Boulevard, near Warden Avenue and Sheppard Avenue East, at about 3:30 a.m. Investigators say they arrived at a multi-storey apartment and found the man suffering from a stab wound to the stomach.