Future of 54 Division in Question
54 Division of the Toronto Police Service is slated for a new station in 2014. However, Chief Bill Blair is examining closing or merging 54 Division with other divisions to reduce operating and capital costs. The $36 million allocation in the 10 year Police budget capital plan for the re-build of the station at 54 Division could be cut. Two consultations were held in East York to hear resident views. Overwhelmingly, attendees said 54 Division should not be closed, and the City should proceed with the new building. Chief Blair is expected to report on his findings in November. To learn more or get involved send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or write Chief Bill Blair.
Also please come to the 54 Division, Community Police Liaison Committee Town Hall on Thursday October 25th, at 6:30 PM in the East York Civic Centre, 850 Coxwell Avenue.
Having our division close and possibly merge with surrounding divisions will mean a big loss to this community and division. There are the issues of the potential loss of community policing and potential wait times for response, and possible increase in crime.
You may wish to join the Friends of 54 Facebook page .