CSA 21-002: Off Campus Sexual Assault (Bloor Street West and St. George Street)

Broadcast Time: 10:30

Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021

Type: Community Safety Alert (CSA)

Occurrence #: UT21036937


The University of Toronto Campus Safety Special Constable Service would like to make the U of T community aware of an off-campus sexual assault reported to University Special Constables and Toronto Police on Thursday, September 16, 2021 in the area of Bloor Street West and St. George Street.


On Friday, September 17, 2021, Toronto Police released an alert in relation to this incident as well as a second which occurred a short time later in the area of Bloor Street West and Avenue Road. A suspect has been identified by police and the investigation is ongoing.


Anyone with information is asked to contact Toronto Police at 416-808-5200.


For more information, including an image of the suspect, please refer to the Toronto Police news release attached to this Community Safety Alert.


Toronto Police Service News Release #50977
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Supports Available on Campus

Sexual Violence Prevention and Support Centre

If you or someone you know has been affected by sexual violence or sexual harassment, the University’s Sexual Violence Prevention and Support Centre can help you understand, access and navigate supports such as counselling, medical services, academic or workplace accommodations, financial aid and legal aid. This includes helping you understand your reporting options.


Hours: Mon-Fri from 9AM to 5PM

Telephone: 416-978-2266

Email: svpscentre@utoronto.ca


Community Safety Office

The Community Safety Office offers short-term support and assistance to U of T community members who have experienced personal safety concerns. They can work with you to develop a personal safety plan to address your on-campus safety concerns and explore a variety of other support resources that may be appropriate in the community and on-campus.


Hours: Mon-Fri from 9AM to 5PM

Telephone: 416-978-1485

Email: community.safety@utoronto.ca


U of T Campus Safety would also like to remind the community of the following personal safety resources that are available to them:

  • TravelSafer: This is a 24/7 service available to the U of T community and is available to and from all U of T buildings or abutting TTC stations. This service can be arranged by calling 416-978-SAFE (7233) or by using the U of T Safety App to arrange an escort.

  • Virtual TravelSafer and Mobile Bluelight: These features are available through the U of T Safety App and can be used to trigger a distress beacon, in the event of an emergency, to send your location to a Campus Safety dispatcher and summon help.