TORONTO, October 31, 2012 Toronto Community Housing President and CEO Gene Jones and Board Chair Bud Purves have issued this statement following the shootings that occurred at Jane Falstaff and near Trimbee Court.
On behalf of all employees and the board of directors at Toronto Community Housing, we want to express our support for the residents of Jane Falstaff and Trimbee Court in the aftermath of these shootings.
Like everyone in this city, Toronto Community Housing residents deserve to be able to spend time in their homes, or spend the evening at their local community centre with friends and family, without their safety being threatened.
Toronto Community Housing is working closely with Toronto Police Service to assist them with their investigations. Staff are in both communities working alongside the city's crisis team to assist residents who require support.
We are committed to taking action to ensure our residents feel safe in their homes. We are redeploying our Community Safety Unit officers, taking a zero-tolerance approach against individuals living in our communities who are involved in criminal activity, and working with community partners to engage youth in positive activities.
As always, we encourage anyone who has information about these incidents to contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637).
About Jane Falstaff
Jane Falstaff is a Toronto Community Housing development with around 660 units in four high-rise apartment buildings, located near Jane Street and Highway 401.
About Trimbee Court
Trimbee Court (30 Denarda Street) is a 15-storey Toronto Community Housing apartment building with about 350 units, located near Jane Street and Weston Road.
About Toronto Community Housing
Toronto Community Housing (www.torontohousing.ca) is Canada's largest social housing provider and home to more than 164,000 tenants with low and moderate incomes about six per cent of Toronto's population. Toronto Community Housing and its subsidiaries employ 1,400 staff in a broad range of jobs, who deliver its mission to provide affordable housing, connect tenants to services and opportunities, and work together to build healthy communities.
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