Formation of the West-Toronto Crime Task Force Wards 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 17

Reading all this stuff indicates that the Formation of the West-Toronto Crime Task Force has happened. Hopefully this effort will lead to some lasting changes and new structural rules to help with the current situation. [see city summary at end of post]

EY20.17 – West Toronto Crime Task Force (Wards 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 17)

Background Information
EY20.17a – Formation of the West Toronto Crime Task Force
Background Information
(Deferred from September 9, 2008 – 2008.EY19.39)
EY20.17b – West Toronto Crime Task Force: Clerk’s Impact
Background Information
September 25, 2008 report


That the first meeting of the Task Force be held at the York Civic Centre, 2700
Etobicoke York Community Council Meeting No. 19, Item No. EY19.39
 as soon as possible, and that the West-Toronto Task Force
– Police Chief
– President, Toronto Parking Authority
– Chief Executive Officer, Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario
– Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards
– Chief Building Official/Executive Director
– Medical Officer of Health
– Fire Chief
– General Manager, Transportation Services

– Representatives of local community groups; and

– Representatives of Business Improvement Areas (BIAs)

Summary from city
Recently, a number of high profile incidents of crime including shootings and stabbings have raised concerns over community safety and violence in the former Cities of York and Toronto. This raises the need for a complete, community-driven approach in dealing with crime and crime prevention initiatives. Problem addresses and establishments, including public places, have become a pervasive problem that require complete co-operation of all City departments, government agencies and stakeholders to resolve. Through out the 1990s and early 2000s Councillor Palacio led a small group of City Officials known as the “Ward 17 Crime Task Force”. A similar Task Force was also set up by Councillor Frances Nunziata in her Ward. Constituents would report problem locations to the Councillor’s office and monthly meetings would be convened with all relevant City departments including the Police, Municipal Licensing and Standards, Toronto Fire, Public Health, the Alcohol and
Gaming Commission, among others. This proved to be an effective means of identifying problematic locations and ensuring that prompt action was taken in a co-ordinated way…

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