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CSA 22-012: Assault

Broadcast Time: 12:30

Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Type: Community Safety Alert (CSA)

The University of Toronto Campus Safety Special Constable Service would like to make the U of T community aware of a recent assault and hate related incident.

It was reported, on Monday October 24th at approximately 3:20pm, the victim, was standing at the corner of St. George Street and Bloor Street when an unknown female approached and assaulted the victim, unprovoked. The suspect quickly left the area walking Southbound on St. George Street. The suspect had also yelled a racial epithet toward the victim. Campus Safety confirms the assault to be hate related.

The suspect is described as female in her 20’s, light skin, long black hair, approximately 5’5, wearing a black top, blue jeans, scarf and black backpack.

If you believe you have any information relating to this incident please contact Campus Safety at 416-978-2323.

If you are aware of any suspicious activity while on campus, please contact Special Constables immediately at 416-978-2222.

Students, Staff and Faculty are reminded of the various safety programs offered on campus, including those listed below.

Supports Available on Campus

Anti-Racism and Cultural Diversity Office

The office is mandated to provide support to students, staff and faculty across the three campuses. The Office engages collaboratively with stakeholders on campus to enable the University’s academic mission through the integration of its commitment to equity, diversity and inclusivity.

Telephone: (416) 978-1259

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

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.


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