We are writing to inform you that the Toronto Police Service has started an application process for the deployment of CCTV (Closed-Circuit Television) in the public space in the Yonge Street Corridor (YSC).
Five intersections have been identified for CCTV deployment based on Toronto Police Service analysis of Crime, Disorder and Road Safety as well as input from community businesses and organizations along Yonge Street.
The locations are:
Yonge Street and Bishop Avenue
Yonge Street and Finch Avenue
Yonge Street and North York Boulevard
Yonge Street and Sheppard Avenue
Yonge Street and Avondale Avenue.
The purpose of this CCTV system is to support police response in addressing crime, disorder and road safety in the area, and we believe that it will be an important tool in helping to keep our community safe. However, we also understand that the deployment of CCTV can be a sensitive issue, and we want to ensure that the community has the opportunity to voice any concerns or questions they may have.
A community safety Town Hall was held on February 27th. At this town hall, the Toronto Police Service mentioned the deployment of CCTV and its objectives. Attendee’s at the Town Hall were receptive to the deployment. You can find the summary of the Town Hall here: https://www.lilycheng.ca/post/community-safety-town-hall-summary.
The Toronto Police Service will be collecting ongoing community consultations as part of the CCTV application process; which will be finalized on March 31st.
If you were not able to attend our Town Hall, we value your input and want to ensure that you are fully informed. If you have any questions or concerns about the deployment of CCTV, please do not hesitate to contact our office.
Below is a Power Point Slide presentation which explains the deployment, purpose, use, retention and access guidelines provided by the Toronto Police Service.