You are browsing the archive for 2014 July.

Toronto Food Truck Festival in Woodbine Park this Weekend

July 31, 2014 in Latest Community News Blog

The inaugural event will be in Woodbine Park this Saturday and Sunday, August 2nd and 3rd.  Twenty-five trucks will bring a wide array of international foods to the park, so make sure you’re hungry. There will also be a beer garden set up.

Here’s the story about the event that appeared in Inside Toronto:


Main Stage for Beaches Jazz Festival Moves to Woodbine Park

July 17, 2014 in Latest Community News Blog

The festival kicks off tomorrow night, July 18th, at Woodbine Park.  This will be the 26th year of the festival and it promises to be as great as ever!

The street festival from July 24th to 26th remains on Queen Street between Woodbine and Neville Park.  There will be shuttle buses between Woodbine Park and the retail area of Queen Street in the Beaches.

For more information, check out:

Here’s an article that appeared in the Toronto Star about some of the acts:

Loaded Handgun Seized When Garage Break-in Suspects Arrested

July 10, 2014 in Latest Community News Blog, Neighbourhood Alerts Blog

Police moved quickly and arrested four teens after 14 garages in Woodbine Park were broken earlier this week.  However, these break-ins prove that residents can never be too careful and to never approach suspects when they’re in the act of committing a crime because they may be armed and dangerous.

During the arrest of the teens in a Riverdale basement apartment, police also recovered a loaded handgun and ammunition, along with most of the items stolen from the garages.

Here is the link to the police report:

Please make sure your garage doors are locked and report any suspicious activity to police immediately by calling 911, 416-808-5500 or 416-808-2222.

If your garage was broken into, contact police to see if any of your personal property has been recovered.

Stay safe!

Three Punks Arrested After 17 Garage Break-ins in Woodbine Park

July 8, 2014 in Latest Community News Blog, Neighbourhood Alerts Blog

Superintendent of 55 Division, Peter Yuen, has informed residents that 3 individuals were arrested in relation to the garage break-ins and the majority of stolen property has been recovered.  In total there were 17 garages involved.  Officers from 55 Division will continue to patrol our area and additional officers will be visiting our neighbourhood to provide crime prevention information this weekend.

The superintendent made a specific comment that it was thanks to the assistance from the community that his officers were able to identify and arrest the 3 individuals involved.  Thank you to everyone who helped provide information to the police.  And remember to please report all crime to police so that they are aware of what is going on in our community and remember to please keep your garage doors locked.


Please stay safe!

Police Update on Multiple Garage Break-Ins

July 7, 2014 in Latest Community News Blog, Neighbourhood Alerts Blog

At last count, there were 16 garage break-ins overnight.  Police have been knocking on all doors to inform residents and see how many have been affected so you may have already been contacted.  If you haven’t and you have had items stolen, please be sure to notify police.

I was updated by police that the Winners/Northern Dancer and Winners/Sarah Ashbridges laneways were both affected but other laneways may have been targeted as well.  Thieves apparently accessed backyards and then went from backyard to backyard consecutively using chairs in backyards or the like to hop fences efficiently.  They entered any garages for which the person doors were left unlocked.  They also proceeded down the laneways and broke into garages by breaking garage door windows and pulling garage cords to open the garage.  My understanding is that bikes were the main target but I’ve been updated that thieves also broke into car windows to take valuables.

This is on top of another bike theft reported on Sunday am detailed below.

*Please remember to always close and lock your garage doors even if you are at home.*  

*Please remove the garage door string opening mechanism or move it away from the garage door window so that it can’t be reached and used as a means to open your garage.*

*Please remember to report all crime to police – police will increase patrols in communities where there is crime reported and if we don’t report it, they won’t know about it.*


Please stay safe!





Keep doors locked.  Report ALL incidents to Police (416) 808-2222.  Remember, graffiti is also a crime – report it!




Report from Winner’s West Side (Sunday July 7)  – Bike Theft


Can you spread the word to keep your garage closed during the day especially when there is a festival going and so many people are walking through our laneway. We are having work done this weekend and the work truck was in out garage - someone must have seen our bikes hanging up and planned for the grab the next day.
This morning at 9:30 someone walked right between our home went through the garage passage door took our 2 bikes and out the garage door into our laneway. So quick we didn't have a chance to catch them.



Multiple Garage Break-ins Overnight

July 7, 2014 in Latest Community News Blog, Neighbourhood Alerts Blog

At least six garages were broken into last night in the laneway that serves Northern Dancer and Winners Circle residents.  Neighbours woke up this morning to a heavy police activity in the lane.  Overhead garage doors had been forced open and residents reported broken car windows and numerous items missing such as bicycles.  There was also evidence of the culprits in many backyards, using chairs to climb over fences and entering through the pedestrian doors to the garages.

If you hear or see any suspicious activity in the laneways or neighbourhood, call police at 416-808-5500, 516-808-2222 or call 911.