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Councillor plans Oct. 30 public safety meeting at Stan Wadlow Park

Stan Wadlow Park sign -STAFF

Stan Wadlow Park sign -STAFF

The day before children roam East York streets trick or treating for Hallowe’en, parents and other residents near Stan Wadlow Park on Cosburn Avenue will have an opportunity to question police and their local councillor about safety there.

Concerns about the park were heightened to near fever pitch on social media following the stabbing death of  15-year old Isaiah Witt in the park the evening of October 7.  Two young men, 18 and 19, have been charged with second degree murder, but their identities have not been released.

Janet Davis -staff

Janet Davis -STAFF

Ward 31 Councillor Janet Davis announced Oct. 24 that a portion of the already scheduled October 30 meeting of the Stan Wadlow Advisory Committee taking place at Stan Wadlow Clubhouse will be open to the public to participate.

“I have met with 54 Division Toronto Police Service to discuss the recent events … and they have informed me that police presence in the park has been increased,” her announcement states.

While noting that “54 Division has assured me this is a safe park, and residents should not change their regular use of these important public spaces,” she has “invited the Police to share information about activities in the park and ways to increase the safety of the area,” Ms. Davis’s statement says.

The “Safety In Stan Wadlow Park” portion of the meeting will begin at 7:30 in the building at 373 Cedarvale Ave. just north of the East York Memorial Arena.



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