Keeping our Communities Safe

As your City Councillor, my top priority is to protect our neighbourhoods. I regularly organize meetings between senior officials of the Toronto Police Service and members of the Don Valley West community to develop collaborative action plans to ensure that our communities remain safe. This term, I hosted and attended several town halls to address crime and safety in Don Valley West. As some of you may remember, there was standing room only at my Crime and Safety Town Hall meeting in February of this year with almost 500 neighbours in attendance.
My community crime and safety meetings provide an opportunity for residents from throughout Don Valley West to share their concerns directly with police officials from the 32, 33 and 53 divisions, Special Investigations Unit and even the Chief of Police himself. I would like to thank all of the residents who attended my community safety town halls over the past four years to share their concerns, gather precautionary tips and develop crime prevention strategies.  
As each neighbourhood is unique, I have been sure to meet with several groups of organizations and residents to address each community's specific concerns about crime and safety, even creating liaison working groups.  
At our last meeting, the Toronto Police emphasized the importance of community cooperation and reiterated their commitment to proactive policing in our neighbourhoods. As always, I encourage you to report any suspicious activity that you may observe to inform and direct resource allocation. 
All non-emergency situations and suspicious activity should be reported to 416-808-2222 or online here. If you are ever in doubt of whether a situation is an emergency, you should call 911. 
Let's continue to work together to keep Don Valley West safe!