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The easiest way to create a Safe Toronto neighborhood

November 11, 2010

NeighbourhoodCrimeAlertsThe Toronto Police TPSlinks service.

Keeping Informed

Living and working in the East End, we feel fairly confident that we have safe Toronto neighborhoods, and we do.  However, there are incidents that occur in the best of neighbourhoods and staying  informed of happenings in our communities, or suspicious or illegal activity arounds us keeps us all mindful that we have to work at being good neighbours and not just take it for granted. That's why TPSlinks is an important service for all of us.

The  Toronto Police Services' TPSlinks is an automated notification system that delivers important and up-to-the-minute information to residents and business owners within the City of Toronto's  communities, organized by Police Divisions.  By signing up for the service, you can choose from a menu of notices that TPSlinks covers, depending on your concerns. TPSlinks covers the following categories:

  • Road Closures
  • Community Events
  • Information Alerts
  • Existing Amber Alerts
  • Missing Persons
  • Emergency Incidents
  • Neighbourhood Crime Alerts
  • Severe Weather Alerts
  • Threats to School Safety

The messages are prepared by your local Divisional Toronto Police Services officers. You can choose to be notified by phone message - either landline or cell, text message or email by signing up for the service and creating an online profile. You can cancel the registration or change your profile at any time. Registration can be done online or via hardcopy. Just go to the Toronto Police Services website and click on the TPSLinks button, then follow the subscription instructions.

Reporting Suspicious Activity

The TPSLinks service needs continuous public input if it's going to be of any use informing us about danger or potential violence in our neighbourhoods, and that is where we can all help to keep the Beaches, Leslieville, Rieverdale and Danforth Village safe Toronto neighborhoods.

Did you ever wonder who to call if you see something that doesn't require a 9 1 1 call? I'm not talking about phoning the cops because there's a noisy street-hockey game. I'm talking about suspicious activity (possible theft) or vandalism, or behaviour that looks like it could become violent.

It's called the radio room, and the number is 416-808-2222.

We often doubt our own instincts about suspicious street activity, but prevention starts with us.

Crime statistics

If you'd like to see the Police report for property crime in your neighbourhood, email me at and I'll send you the link, or just leave a message in the message box below.

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