CSA 21-003: Off Campus Assault with a Weapon (Spadina Avenue and Willcocks Street)

Broadcast Time: 10:15 AM

Date: Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Type: Community Safety Alert (CSA)

Occurrence #: Toronto Police 21-1729106


The University of Toronto Campus Safety Special Constable Service would like to make the U of T community aware of a recent news release from the Toronto Police Service in relation to an ongoing investigation into an assault with a weapon that occurred on September 9, 2021 onboard a streetcar in the area of Spadina Avenue and Willcocks Street.


The Toronto Police Service is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect. The suspect is described as:

  • Male

  • 5’8” in height

  • Short brown hair

  • Wears glasses

  • Last seen wearing a light coloured shirt with a black collar, dark jacket with a hood, dark pants and dark shoes

He is believed to be armed and dangerous. If located, do not approach and call 9-1-1.


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 #51003
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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.

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