Toronto Gun Violence

Toronto Mayor Calls On Ottawa For Help As Gun Violence Rises

CP | Nicole Thompson, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.08.2016 | Canada Politics

"Americans can set whatever gun policies they want, but that doesn't mean we have to suffer as a result."

Trade Guns For Cash Or Groceries, Toronto Councillor Proposes

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.07.2016 | Canada

The "amnesty'' part of the program would be for those who turn in the guns, not for those who may have used the firearms during a crime.

Toronto Man Dead After Multiple Gunshots Fired Downtown

CBC | Posted 12.11.2016 | Canada

The victim was already unresponsive when paramedics arrived at the scene, police said.

We Know the Solution to Gun Violence

David R. Miller | Posted 08.14.2013 | Canada
David R. Miller

I've been to too many funerals of young murder victims and held too many grieving mothers, fathers and friends to fail to do everything I can about gun violence. I have been, and continue to be, a passionate advocate for changes that can greatly reduce gun violence in this province -- and across Canada.

Man Goes To Hospital With Gunshot Wound, Gets Charged

CBC | Posted 07.14.2013 | Canada

A man showed up at a Toronto hospital claiming he was wounded in a drive-by shooting, but police soon concluded that he was suffering from a self-infl...

Gun Charges For 13-Year-Old TOSSED

CP | Allison Jones, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.29.2013 | Canada

TORONTO - A 13-year-old boy who allegedly brought a gun and ammunition to his Toronto elementary school won't face a trial after a judge ruled he was ...

Boy Shot 'Multiple' Times In Toronto

CBC | Posted 06.03.2013 | Canada

Toronto police on Wednesday night were searching for suspects after a shooting in the city’s northwest end in which a 15-year-old boy was shot sever...

Senior Used As 'Human Shield' In T.O. Shooting

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.22.2013 | Canada

TORONTO - Toronto police say a man killed in a fatal shooting appeared to use a female bystander as a human shield after gunshots rang out at a downto...

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...

The Media's Straight-Shootin' Approach to Gun Violence

J.J. McCullough | Posted 09.22.2012 | Canada
J.J. McCullough

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpg Friday's monstrous, senseless killing spree in Colorado obviously sucked the whimsy out of the news cycle this weekend, and even a cynic like me must concede that the Canadian press has largely responded with a rarely-seen abundance of dignity and restraint. There have been no obnoxious editorials about gun control, no ill-timed rants about Canadian superiority in the face of "yet another" symptom of American dysfunction.

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...

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...

You Can't Stop Crime if You Can't Say Who Is Doing it

Peter Worthington | Posted 09.17.2012 | Canada
Peter Worthington

What to do about gun violence in Toronto -- or anywhere else, for that matter? Well, contrary to prevailing opinion, there's a lot that can be done. For starters, we (the police and government) should determine who is doing the shooting. Unfortunately, "Profiling" is a taboo word for many, especially human rights zealots who equate "profiling" with bullying or unfairly picking on a portion of the community.

Three Young Victims Of Gun Violence, One Cemetery

CBC | Posted 09.08.2012 | Canada

Three young men who have been shot dead in Toronto over the past six weeks have been laid to rest in the same cemetery in the city’s north end. ...