If he wants to remain an ambassador to Toronto and keep the key to the city Mayor John Tory bestowed upon him, rapper Drake must decide if he’s pro law and order or pro crime, the Toronto Police Association president says.Toronto’s chief of police also weighed in Saturday, saying the move potentially raises “real concerns” over the music sensation’s values.All this was in reaction to a Sun about an Instagram photo of the superstar performer wearing a Hells Angels supporter hoodie. Toronto hip-hop superstar Drake wears a Hells Angels support hoodie in a photo posted on fellow rapper Travis Scott’s Instagram on Aug. 21, 2018. (Instagram) TPA boss Mike McCormack called the decision “bad judgement” and a slap in the face to law and order professionals.“He can legally wear suppor
TORONTO — A man in his 30s has died after a stabbing in northwest Toronto.Emergency crews were called to Weston Rd. near Lawrence Ave. W. around 5 a.m. on Friday.Paramedics say the unidentified victim suffered multiple stab wounds and died in hospital.One person who witnessed the incident told a Toronto radio station that the victim got off a public transit bus and was ambushed by the attacker, who then stabbed him multiple times. A Toronto Police officer at the scene of a fatal stabbing on Weston Rd. on Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. Two knives and paramedic material can be seen on the roadway. (Kevin Connor/Toronto Sun) The witness said the victim tried to run away but collapsed.Police have not released any suspect information.Weston Rd. from Lawrence southbound to Bellevue was closed fo
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A man is in serious condition after a shooting in Flemingdon Park Monday evening.Toronto police told Global News the call came in at before 10 p.m.A spokesperson said officers responded to reports of multiple gunshots being heard in the area of Deauville Lane and St. Dennis Drive.Police said the victim was shot in the leg and was taken to Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.Part of St. Dennis Drive was closed for the investigation. © 2018 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc.
Rather than meeting to find ways to save a bunch of their jobs, Premier Doug Ford suggests Toronto councillors use the time to try to save lives.In an open letter Friday from the premier’s office to Mayor John Tory, Ford strongly suggests council move on from the debate about the reduction of city councillors and put its priorities on the deadly issue of guns and gangs.“I implore you, along with Toronto city council, to address this critical issue at your meeting on Aug. 20 and add funding for guns and gangs to the city council agenda. The people of Toronto, and by extension Ontario, need and deserve to feel safe in the city and our great province,” Ford wrote.The premier was commenting on a special meeting council has scheduled for what he understands is “to discuss the Better L
Toronto Police made a quick arrest and recovered a firearm after a man was shot in St. James Town late Tuesday.Just before midnight, officers received reports of multiple gunshots in the Wellesley and Ontario Sts. area. They found an unconscious man with a gunshot wound to his neck.“Officers were first on scene and the man was bleeding from the neck. They had to apply pressure to the wound and waited for paramedics to arrive,” Const. Jen Sidhu said Wednesday.Information from the public led police to a man, who then fled on foot.Sidhu says the man ran into a residential backyard and police set up a perimeter using the canine unit in a “high-risk take down.”The man was arrested and a firearm, which was a loaded Smith and Wesson 9-mm pistol, was allegedly recovered.Keeron Tash
An 18-year-old man and 16-year-old girl from Saskatchewan are accused of going on a lengthy joyride after stealing a truck in Alberta.The pair ended up being arrested in Ontario last week following a gas theft in the northern community of Beardmore.Police say the driver of the truck refused to pull over but it was ultimately found about 30 kilometres north of Hornepayne.Police say the man is facing nine charges including dangerous driving, while the girl is charged with eight offences including theft.
After an increase in shootings and violent incidents in 2018, a new poll shows the majority of Torontonians have fears of falling victim to gun violence in the city.Ipsos asked residents several questions regarding safety and violence in the city following the Danforth shooting which happened last month that left two people dead and 13 others injured.“We really wanted to gauge the temperature of the city of Toronto. How are people feeling after a particularly intense period in which there’s been a number of things happening in the city, culminating with what happened on the Danforth,” said Darrell Bricker, CEO of Ipsos Public Affairs. ABOVE: Majority of Torontonians agree their city has a serious gun problem.“When you ask them — ‘Is
The chilling music sent us scurrying for land.And the gory scenes were a gumbo of nightmares that would last for decades.Jaws was a box office blockbuster that summer of 1975 that sent movie-goers into a tizzy.But the classic sea thriller, starring Richard Dreyfus, Roy Scheider and Robert Shaw has re-emerged from its watery slumber. Robert Shaw, Roy Scheider and Richard Dreyfus in the classic thriller, Jaws. Famed author Stephen King’s son, writer Joe Hill, believes that a woman who was an extra in Jaws is an unidentified Massachusetts murder victim.Hill recalled on his blog seeing the movie for the first time after he finished reading a book on unsolved murders.“Suddenly,” he wrote, “[I] found myself half-lunging out of my seat, prickling with gooseflesh.“And now, sudden
Emergency crews are attending a multiple shooting in front of a bar in Greektown.A little before 10:20 p.m., police, fire and EMS were dispatched to near Christina’s restaurant on Danforth Ave. by Logan Ave. for reports of a shooting.Numerous ambulances were dispatched to the scene, where police, firefighters and bystanders attended to a number of victims seen laying on the ground.According to witnesses speaking to CityTV, at least two of the victims were young females.who reported that EMS transported at least eight patients to hospital — six to trauma centres at St. Michael’s and Sunnybrook, and one to Sick Kids.Reports on social media say as many as 15 to 20 gunshots were heard.Freelance journalist Andrew Collins reports on Twitter that patients were transported to traum
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Toronto police say there are multiple victims after a shooting in Toronto’s Greektown area Sunday night.A 54 Division spokesperson told Global News the shooting happened in the Logan and Danforth avenues area, and was reported just after 10 p.m.Around 10 victims were shot, and one of them is possibly a child, according to EMS. The victims are being sent to two trauma centres.A police command post is being set up.More to come. © 2018 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc.