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CSA 21-001: Off Campus Assault - College Street

Broadcast Time: 09:15

Date: Thursday, July 29, 2021

Type: Community Safety Alert (CSA)

Occurrence #: UT21029392

University of Toronto Campus Safety would like to make the community aware of an unprovoked assault that occurred in the area of College Street and Beverley Street on July 27, 2021 at approximately 3 PM.

The suspect is described as:

Male, white, approx. 5'10", slim build, approximately 30-35 years of age, ball cap – brown, Hoodie - black, jeans - dark blue (rolled up to calf), shoes - white and teal

A photograph of the suspect is attached to this Community Safety Alert.

Campus Safety Special Constables will be conducting proactive patrols in the area. If you observe this individual do not approach and contact the Campus Safety urgent line at 416-978-2222.


A reminder,

The University of Toronto campus is situated in an urban environment, and though campus areas are relatively safe, the campus is not immune to crime. Please be aware of your surroundings and take precautions when you must walk alone.

First and foremost, we encourage you to download the Campus Safety App and utilize the TravelSafer service when travelling around campus at night. TravelSafer can be utilized virtually via the App or in person. The program is available to and from all U of T building or abutting TTC Subway station. This is a 24/7 service but recommended more often when it’s dark. Call 416-978-SAFE (7233) to arrange an escort or download the Campus Safety app at the App Store or Google Play.

Tips for travelling on foot.

  • Travel with a friend or in a group.

  • Be alert and aware of your surroundings.

  • Use well-lit, well-traveled routes.

  • Avoid dark, deserted areas.

  • Dress in clothes and shoes which will not hamper movement.

  • Don’t show off valuables like iPhones & AirPods.

  • Keep your ears alert. Do not use headphones after dark.

  • While on campus contact 416-978-2222 or use an emergency phone if you need help.

If You Sense You Are In Trouble:

  • Move away from the potential threat if possible.

  • Join any group of people nearby; cross the street and increase your pace.

  • If a threatening situation is imminent, and people are close by to help, yell, scream or make a commotion to get their attention.

  • Go to an open business and request help.

  • Call 911 or Campus Safety Special Constables if on campus.


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