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'trane 03-18-2008 01:49 AM

toronto shooting
 
nasty stuff. i work about half a block from where this took place.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servl.../National/home

MangoKidHoops 03-18-2008 11:24 AM

That's not surprising. That's the 'Jungle' area of Toronto. It's always been thought of as a high crime area - ever since dating back to the 1980s and probably before that time as well.

'trane 03-18-2008 11:37 AM

well, it's one the the city's 13 priority neighbourhoods. that's why we're here. we do neighbourhood development work in these areas. it's still saddening, and I'll always be surprised when people coldly take the lives of their neighbours.

Benzo 03-18-2008 11:40 AM

its right by Lawrence Square??

Eglinton West kinda scares me sometimes....just west of the allen.

'trane 03-18-2008 11:41 AM

yeah. i work in lawrence square. lawrence heights is right behind it.

MangoKidHoops 03-18-2008 11:45 AM

Oh, don't get me wrong, coltrane, it's really sad, no matter the circumstance. The problem is that when I hear a shooting taking place in an area like The Jungle, I can't say that I'm surprised.

Benzo 03-18-2008 11:49 AM

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Originally Posted by coltrane (Post 19190)
yeah. i work in lawrence square. lawrence heights is right behind it.

I accually had lunch there last week.

'trane 03-18-2008 11:49 AM

no intent to single you out here hoops. just observing on a general level - the more we refer to it as 'the Jungle' and shrug our shoulders, the more this gets swept under the rug. this is a neighbourhood full of families, and something needs to be done. suprrise, outrage and action are a necessity.

'trane 03-18-2008 11:50 AM

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Originally Posted by Benzo (Post 19197)
I accually had lunch there last week.

Manchu Wok? Tikka palace? Roti shop? McD's?

Benzo 03-18-2008 11:51 AM

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Originally Posted by coltrane (Post 19199)
Manchu Wok? Tikka palace? Roti shop? McD's?

Mr.Sub

'trane 03-18-2008 11:53 AM

i just buy groceries at fortino's and make my own lunch most of the time. cheaper and better. that food court leaves a lot to be desired...

plus, they have good prosciutto in that fortinos.

MangoKidHoops 03-18-2008 11:55 AM

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Originally Posted by coltrane (Post 19198)
no intent to single you out here hoops. just observing on a general level - the more we refer to it as 'the Jungle' and shrug our shoulders, the more this gets swept under the rug. this is a neighbourhood full of families, and something needs to be done. suprrise, outrage and action are a necessity.

You're right, coltrane, something needs to be done. The people of the community needs to take their area back. Hopefully the police catch the culprits and the video surveilence cameras implemented in the area will aid them. They've installed them in place like Flemingdon park (My old neighbourhood), Jane-finch/Shoreham, Parkdale, Regent Park, Jungle, Dundas Square (More crime happens there than you know)... I think the worst part are the people who are victims don't stand up and speak out. They're more content themselves on sweeping it under the rug.

Tommy2Tymes 03-18-2008 11:56 AM

i feel sorry for the family of the kid that got killed. from what i've read his dad drives a cab, but is considered a soccer god in his native Somalia. Apparently his dad is their gretzky.

MangoKidHoops 03-18-2008 11:56 AM

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Originally Posted by Benzo (Post 19200)
Mr.Sub

You should have went to the Roti shop. that one there is pretty damn good.

'trane 03-18-2008 11:59 AM

it can be very difficult for many of the residents of these neighbourhoods to stand up and speak out. Many are new Canadians, often from war ravaged countries. Police represent a negative authority because of the situations in their homelands, and many of these people don't know where to access services within the city. It's too easy for those connected to crime to monopolize these areas because the communities themselves lack capacity. it's a really tough situation.

'trane 03-18-2008 11:59 AM

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Originally Posted by LyRrAd_Nation (Post 19207)
You should have went to the Roti shop. that one there is pretty damn good.

it's a pretty decent jerk chicken. not exactly Albert's, but not bad at all.


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