Danzig Shooting

What Killed My Father Wasn't Just a Gun

Brandon Hay | Posted 03.02.2013 | Canada
Brandon Hay

I am the son of a murder victim. On a chilly Sunday morning in March in 2004, I received a long-distance phone call from my older brother Mark. In a voice trembling with emotion, he informed me that our father was murdered the night before in a bar that my father had recently opened up. Our dad -- our father -- was dead. But the sad truth is that as tragic as my personal story may be, I can draw literally hundreds of similar tales from the lived experiences of the denizens of this fine city here in the pale bosom of a so-called First World nation that casts itself as the envy of the world.

Another Charged In Danzig Shooting

CBC | Posted 01.22.2013 | Canada

A man who was wounded in the deadly shooting that erupted at a Toronto barbecue in the summer has been charged with two counts of second-degree murder...

Murder Charges In Toronto Block Party Shooting

CP | Allison Jones, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.08.2013 | Canada

TORONTO - A snub at a summer barbecue sparked a "violent confrontation" between two rival gangs and what's been called the worst mass shooting in Toro...

Does Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Have a White Saviour Complex?

Anthony Morgan | Posted 11.18.2012 | Canada Politics
Anthony Morgan

On a recent radio segment, Doug Ford boldly proclaimed, "There's no one that helps black youth more than Rob Ford," followed by, "These are kids who have nothing." If Mayor Ford really does hold the view that the black youths he helps have "nothing" without his football program, he is only furthering the sentiment that no matter how hard black people and communities work, they still have "nothing" if their hard work and perseverance is not supported by a white saviour.

UPDATED: Police Link Toronto Shootings To Galloway Boys Gang

CP | Posted 09.11.2012 | Canada

TORONTO - Toronto police say one of the city’s most notorious street gangs was behind a string of homicides and shootings, including a mass summer s...

Arrested Man Was 'Kicked Out' Of Toronto Street Party

CBC | Posted 10.09.2012 | Canada

A man accused of making threats on the day of a deadly shooting in east-end Toronto was kicked out of the street party where the violence later unfold...

New Charges Laid In Toronto Street Party Shooting

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.08.2012 | Canada

CTV Toronto is reporting that a second man has been charged in the investigation of a street party shooting in Toronto's east end that left two dead a...

Families Apply To Move Away From Scene Of Toronto Shooting

CBC | Posted 09.30.2012 | Canada

Four families have applied to move from community housing facilities in the Danzig Street area in the two weeks since a deadly mass shooting that left...

Hundreds Say Goodbye To Toronto Teen Shooting Victim

CP | Adam Miller, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.27.2012 | Canada

TORONTO - Family and friends of the teenaged girl killed in the crossfire of a shooting rampage wore white to her funeral on Saturday and reflected on...

Ford Asks Harper For Help Fighting Guns

CP | Linda Nguyen and Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.23.2012 | Canada Politics

Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Toronto Mayor Rob Ford met Tuesday to discuss what could be done to combat gun crimes in Canada's largest city, a we...

Rob Ford Gets His Harper Meeting

CP | Linda Nguyen, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.22.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Provincial funding for a police anti-violence initiative was made permanent Monday, as the city grappled with a series of recent public shoo...

Block Party Shooting Victim Remembered As Good Man

CP | Adam Miller, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.22.2012 | Canada

AJAX, Ont. - A man killed in a mass shooting at a barbecue was remembered Monday as a young community leader who tried to prevent kids from turning to...

No Quick Solutions At Gun Summit

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.21.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Premier Dalton McGuinty warns his gun summit today with the mayor and police chief of Toronto will not come up with a quick solution to the ...

T.O. Gun Violence Solution In Their Hands

CBC | Posted 09.21.2012 | Canada

The prevention of gun violence will be the topic of conversation when Toronto Mayor Rob Ford meets with the city's police Chief Bill Blair, Ontario Pr...

Guns Injure 4 More In Toronto

CBC | Posted 09.20.2012 | Canada

On Friday night in Toronto, people marched for peace. Then the shooting began anew. Toronto hip-hop artist P. Reign hosted an "Angel Walk"...

Charges Laid In Toronto Block Party Shooting

CP | Posted 09.18.2012 | Canada

TORONTO - Toronto police say they've made an arrest in a deadly shooting at a suburban block party.Police say 19-year-old Nahom Tsegazab has been char...

The Quiet After A Bullet Storm

CBC | Posted 09.17.2012 | Canada

A walk for peace was held Wednesday in the Scarborough neighbourhood where 25 people were shot on Monday night, but some residents in the area say tal...

Police Probe Gang Connections In Street-Party Shooting

CBC | Posted 09.17.2012 | Canada

Toronto police are "vigorously" investigating the possibility that gang members may have been involved in a wild shooting at an east-end street party ...

Are Canadians Cities Still Safe?

CBC | Posted 09.17.2012 | Canada

International media are focused on Toronto after a shooting at a block party in the city’s east end on Monday left two people dead and another 22 in...

Toronto Shooting Victim's Grandfather Pleads For Witnesses

CBC | Posted 09.17.2012 | Canada

Politicians in Ontario are urging the federal government to take action in the wake of a shooting at an east-end Toronto street party that left two de...

Police Fear Retaliation, Appeal For Public Help

CP | Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.16.2012 | Canada

TORONTO - A Toronto neighbourhood mourning the deaths of two young people simmered with frustration Wednesday as residents complained it took a deadly...

Gun Wars And Alienated Youth?

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.16.2012 | Canada

TORONTO - Recent high-profile shootings in Toronto should prompt authorities at all levels to do more than crack down on gun-toting thugs, experts sai...

Twitter Reaction: 'I Now Fear For My Life'

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.16.2012 | Canada

Torontonians woke up shocked by a shooting in the city's east end that left two dead, a bout of violence that police described as "unprecedented." ...

Police I.D. Victims In Block Party Shooting

CP | Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.15.2012 | Canada

UPDATE: Police have arrested Nahom Tsegazab, 19, in connection with a deadly shooting at a Toronto block party. TORONTO -- Toronto police were send...