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Sherbourne and Dundas intersection top for crime

And why would they? This is George Street, home to Seaton House — thecity’s largest homeless shelter — a booming drug trade and a scuzzystrip club/hotel, and the most violent quarter of the city.

A body is sprawled across the middle of the road, but no one stops.

And why would they? This is George Street, home to Seaton House — the city’s largest homeless shelter — a booming drug trade and a scuzzy strip club/hotel, and the most violent quarter of the city.

More than North York’s Jane and Finch intersection or the west end’s Keele and Eglinton neighbourhood, the downtown Dundas and Sherbourne area ranks first in virtually every category of violent crime, based on sheer volume and crime per square kilometre, according to documents obtained by the Toronto Star.

In street robberies, assault-related offences and what police call “violent calls for service” (which encompasses shootings, stabbings, a person with a knife or gun, and sex attacks), the six downtown blocks south of Allan Gardens top every list.

By volume, Dundas and Sherbourne ranks fourth behind Jane and Finch, Keele and Eglinton, and Albion and Finch. But on a per-square kilometre basis, Dundas and Sherbourne is No. 1.
The downtown east side houses three of the city’s largest shelters. On any given day, as many as 1,000 homeless people will descend on the region.

Last summer, 51 Division’s Dundas and Sherbourne was selected to receive additional support from the Toronto Anti-Violence Intervention Strategy (TAVIS) during the peak crime months of May to September.

This year, TAVIS?officers have not returned due to funding.

 
 
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