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Welcome to the Police and Park Safety pages

This section contains stories and correspondence between 2000 and 2008 related to helping keep Dufferin Grove a safe and pleasant place to be.

For the neighbourhood around the park: Neighbourhood Safety pages in the Neighbourhood section.

posted April 24, 2004

Vandalism, how we deal with it:

All parks are troubled by vandalism, and when we built our park outdoor ovens we had to get practical about dealing with it. The things that we found out about protecting the ovens will also work for other kinds of park vandalism. Here are the rules of vandalism that we go by.

posted July 19 2004

Please Report Scary Behaviour

If you find a picnic table that's wobbly or a mess of trash in the gardens or a nail sticking up in the playground, please tell the park staff (you'll usually find them at the playground or near the ovens). They want to keep things in good order and everyone's eyes can help. The same goes for destructive or scary behaviour. If it happens at night, leave a message on the park phone at 416 392-0913 and the staff or park friends will pay extra attention to that spot on the following nights. The city can and will issue trespass letters to people who make trouble in the park, prohibiting those folks from returning until they've cleaned up their act.


News 2008

-Celos website court news.
-Update on Feb. 25 sexual assault arrest.
-Interesting discussion on the dufferingrovefriends e-list.
-Close call at the rink.

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News 2007

-What activities make police stop and question park users?
-New by-law officers.
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News 2006

-Foodshare Garden Vandalism.
-A friendly visit from Supt Ruth White, 14th division police.
-Cob courtyard vandalism.

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News 2005

-Open letter to James Dicks, Toronto Police Service.
-Is Dufferin Grove Park really as dangerous as local cops say?
-Girl Gangsters Threaten A Park Volunteer
-The Police Need Our Reality Check.
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News 2004

-Police catch families toasting marshmallows at a park campfire
-A Lesson in the Law
-Racial Profiling in the Park
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News 2003

-Mary and Joe and the baby
-Pit bull attack
-Wal-mart Security
-Park/Rink Safety

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News 2002

-Police and teenagers
-A visit by Sergeant Guglick and the Fire Department.

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News 2001

-Fast-moving cars in the park
-A Police Response
-Unnecessary Calls To 911
-Police Issues
-Going to court

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News 2000

-A letter from the police
-A vicious and cowardly assault.

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