Welp, I'm sure everyone has heard of this one by now:
I believe this is Toronto's 21st homicide of the year. What makes it so scary is that the gunman was bold (and stupid) enough to attack his target in a crowded public place. It has also shaken many peoples' belief that the downtown is immune to this sort of ruffianism. However, the National Post has done a homicide infographic (2006-2011 patterns), and despite what many people say, downtown Toronto seems to have just as many (if not more) problems as Scarborough, a region traditionally mocked for being "the hood". As expected, with the exception of the lovely Jane & Finch, North York was probably the safest area in the city:
London also had a bad time last week. Some poor guy was stabbed near Adelaide St. N. and Hamilton Road, later succumbing to his injuries in hospital. A man with gunshot wounds was also found near Boullee and Victoria Streets with no vital signs. Someone was charged in the stabbing, no charges yet in the gunshot case though. London Police are asking anyone with information to come forward. Briefings for both can be found here, respectively:
First two murders of the year, I believe. Both took place on the same day.