Kensington Market is visited by folks of all types. To help keep everyone’s experience in the market a pleasant one, we are working on a watch and safety program in conjunction with market businesses and community police.

How to Report a Crime

 

 

For an emergency – 911

If it is NOT a emergency – 416 808 2222

You can report online – ( theft, fraud, property damage, diving complaint, vehicle theft, graffiti,)

An ongoing Issue – (noise complaint, trespassing etc) –  Our Neighbourhood Officers

A crime you want to report Anonymously

1-800 – 222 – 8477

 

Homelessness Support

If you are noticing any homelessness in the market and would like to provide support,
please DO NOT call 911, unless individuals are violent against themselves or others.

 

Instead call 311 and ask to speak to the Streets For Homes Department
This will dispatch a crew within 4 hours to help support the individual(s) and provide support for non- crisis mental health issues.

 

Mental Health Support

Call 911 if you are in an emergency, immediate danger, or medical distress.

For other needs, call 211 to be connected to mental health and other social services.

Click below for more resources provided by the City of Toronto and Province of Ontario

 

City of Toronto Mental Health Support

Ontario Mental Health Support 

 

Mobile Crisis Intervention Teams (MCIT)

The Mobile Crisis Intervention Teams (MCITs) are collaborative partnerships between participating Toronto area hospitals and the Toronto Police Service (TPS). The program partners a mental health nurse and a specially trained police officer to respond to situations involving individuals experiencing a mental health crisis.

More information can we found here

If you or someone around you is experiencing a mental health crisis, call the Toronto Police Service at 416-808-2222

 

 

 

Theft Prevention

The Toronto Police Service, 55 Division has put together this excellent info-graphic with information on business safety for those who have had to close due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

For more information please see our resources page 

 

Quick Crime Prevention Tips for Businesses:

  • Ensure locks, alarms and CCTV are operational
  • Track inventory and update insurance coverage
  • Leave lights on inside and out
  • Post emergency contact keyholder information inside the store
  • Remove high-value items from window view
  • When checking your business, do so during the day.
  • Back up all business documentation
  • Tell your business neighbours your plan
  • Display empty cash drawer in window view
  • Report suspicious activity by calling non-emergency line (416) 808-2222

 

 

 

De-Escalation Techniques

 

 

 

 

Factors for Safety and Inclusion

Safe Injection Sites

You can download info on Evaluation Results of the St. Stephen’s Community House Overdose Prevention Site – Here

Needle Pick ups for SSCH

Please call us between those hours at 416 925-2103 ex 3000.  After hours,

please email tcatadmin@sschto.ca.

Returning Medical Sharps

Does your household use medical sharps for a family member’s health condition? If so, don’t throw them in the garbage. Improper disposal could put household members, pets, housekeepers, janitors and municipal workers at risk of being harmed by needle stick injuries. Instead, take them to your local pharmacy that participates in the HPSA return programs. By doing this you ensure the proper collection and disposal of these items.

Do your part in protecting the environment. It’s easy and free.

For more info CLICK HERE

Other Emergency Contacts

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Emergency: 911
Non-emergency: 416-808 2222

 

City of Toronto – Community Development Officers

Manager: 416-886-7542

 

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416-981-5500

 

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416-921-2323

 

What’s Up Walk In Youth Opens in new window 13-29yrs

Free Walk-In Mental Health Counselling. No fee. No appointment.

No Health Card. Six locations across Toronto.

1-866-585-MHTO (6486)

 

Toronto Public Health – Community Support Team          

416-338-7600

 

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Victim Services Toronto provides 24/7 Immediate Crisis Response, intervention and prevention services which are responsive to the needs of individuals, families and communities affected by crime and sudden tragedies.

416-808-7066

 

Province of Ontario – Victim Witness Assistance Program Opens in new window416-325-3265

 

 

 

Crisis Outreach Services for Seniors

416-640-1459

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Crime Stoppers takes anonymous information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Calls are not recorded and Crime Stoppers does not have call display, guaranteeing your identity remains anonymous. People providing information will be given a secret code number. You will never be asked to identify yourself or testify in court.

416-222-TIPS (8477)

 

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Provides 24-hour telephone support, 365 days a day.  Offer round the clock response to those experiencing emotional distress or in need of crisis intervention and suicide prevention. They also provide face to face support and counselling to people dealing with the effects of suicide and homicide.

416-408-HELP (4357)

 

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When young people reach out for help, either by phone or online. Kids Help Phone is there for them with the immediate, caring, professional, anonymous help and hope they need and deserve. Kids Help Phone doesn’t trace calls or IP addresses, and they don’t use call display.

1-800-668-6868

 

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The Gerstein Centre provides crisis intervention to adults, living in the City of Toronto. The Centre provides supportive counselling for immediate, crisis issues and referrals to other services for on-going, non-crisis issues. Our service is a community mental health service and is non-medical.

crisis line, 416-929-5200

referral line 416-929-9897

 

 

Emergency Shelter

Central Intake: 416-338-4766 or 1-877-338-3398

 

211Toronto

Web-enable local data to create a fully searchable, bilingual point of access to over 60,000 community, social, health and related government programs and services in Ontario.

211

 

311

Information about City Services.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Neighbourhood Community Officer Program - Division 14

 

Neighbourhood Community Officers work in partnership with local residents and community-based organizations to address crime, disorder and community safety issues.

They are embedded in one neighbourhood for at least four years to actively co-develop solutions mobilize Toronto Police resources in order to reduce crime, fear of crime and anti-social behaviour.

Acting as ambassadors for the Toronto Police Service, they work collaboratively with residents as well as community agencies to build sustainable solutions.

For more information on this program please see the Toronto Police Website

Our Neighbourhood Community Officers are:

This team works 7 days on, 7 days off rotation that starts on Thursday and ends on Wednesday.

These are day shifts starting at 7am and finishing at 7pm.  Either Gabe and Scott are on shift or David and Alvin are on shift.

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If you cannot get a hold of our officers…

Sgt. Jeff Zammit – Jeffrey.Zammit@torontopolice.on.ca

Works Monday to Friday and can be a point of contact if you cannot get a hold of Scott, Gabe, Alvin or David.

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You can also contact the Kensington Cops through facebook and Twitter for live updates on all things related to safety in Kensington Market

Report an Incident

If you would like to report anything within the market that we should be aware off, please use our form below;