Welcome to York University Safer Together.

Designed for York U students, faculty and staff, this site provides one-stop access to all of the University’s safety resources that will help you be more informed and take action about your safety.

You'll find information on the tools and services available to the York U community, as well as educational components to support the community as we aim to prioritize value and respect for all of our members.

Updates


York Security Bulletin - March 28, 2019

Community Safety Alert:

Missing Person

 

York Regional Police is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a 24-year-old man missing from the City of Vaughan.

Simi Abrams is a York University student and was last seen on Thursday, March 21, 2019, at 12:30 pm in the area of the Mackenzie Health Hospital in Richmond Hill. Please follow the link below to access the York Regional Police media website for a description and further information.

https://www.yrp.ca/en/Modules/News/Search.aspx?feedId=eec058e4-5b49-437f-89cd-d222d7465de7

If you have any information that may assist,  please contact police at 1-866-876-5423 ext. 7441, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-tips or leave an anonymous tip online at  www.1800222tips.com.

York Security Services responds to all community calls at 416-650-8000 or 416-736-5333 for urgent matters. Please refer to the Community Safety Department website for more information or further updates. https://safety.yorku.ca/


 

York Security Bulletin -  March 4, 2019

Update on Security Bulletin – Arrest Made in Off Campus Sexual Assault Investigation

Toronto Police Service has announced an arrest made in connection to an ongoing sexual assault investigation.

For further details, please see the Toronto Police Service media release  http://torontopolice.on.ca/newsreleases/43360

Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact Toronto Police Service at 416-808-3100, or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477).

We also encourage anyone who needs support to utilize the University's services. For faculty and staff in need of support, please call the Employee and Family Assistance Program toll-free 24 hours a day, seven days a week for immediate, confidential help at 1-800-268-5211; TTY Service is available at 1-800-363-6270.

The Student Counseling & Development office offers personal counseling services to all York students. Visit them in Room N110, Bennett Centre for Student Services or call 416-736-5297.

Support is also available through the Centre for Sexual Violence Response, Support & Education at 416-736-5211

York Security responds to all community calls at 416-736-5333 or at 416-736-5333 for urgent matters. Please refer to the Community Safety Department website for more information or updates:  https://safety.yorku.ca


February 28, 2019 - Security Bulletin – Toronto Police Advisory - Off Campus Sexual Assault Investigation

The Toronto Police Service is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a man wanted in an ongoing sexual assault investigation. They are requesting anyone with information to come forward. For further details please see the Toronto Police Service media release: http://torontopolice.on.ca/newsreleases/43324

Anyone with  information that might assist in the investigation or apprehension of the suspect is asked to contact police at 416-808-3100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637), or Leave A Tip on Facebook. Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

York Security Services is on alert and has increased patrols at Keele campus. We respond to all community calls at 416-736-5333 or at 416-650-8000 for urgent matters. Please refer to the Community Safety Department website for more information or updates. https://safety.yorku.ca/

We also encourage anyone who needs support to utilize the University's services. For faculty and staff in need of support, please call the Employee and Family Assistance Program toll-free 24 hours a day, seven days a week for immediate, confidential help at 1-800-268-5211; TTY Service is available at 1-800-363-6270.

The Student Counseling & Development office offers personal counseling services to all York students. They can be reached by calling 416-736-5297, or visit http://counselling.students.yorku.ca/ for more information.

Services are also available to all members or the York community through the Centre for Sexual Violence Response, Support & Education.  They can be reached by calling 416-736-5211, or visit http://thecentre.yorku.ca/


February 27, 2019 – 3 PM -  Weather Watch Ended - University Open

The weather watch is lifted as of 3 pm, February 27, 2019.  Classes and other operations continue to operate as usual.

Travel safely.

For additional information and to receive the most current weather updates, please visit:


February 27, 2019 – 5:30 AM Update - Weather Watch Continues - University Remains Open

The Weather Watch will continue, and the weather will be monitored throughout the day. Should University Weather Emergency Procedures be adopted, this message will be updated immediately.  All members of the community are encouraged to travel safely and adjust their driving with changing road conditions.

For additional information and to receive the most current weather updates, please visit:


February 26, 2019 - Weather Watch Initiated

Please be advised that as of  6 pm,  February 26, 2019 the University has initiated a Weather Watch.

The weather will be monitored overnight . An update on operations will be posted by 5:30 am.

To receive the most current updates, please visit:

York Security Services responds to all community calls at 416-650-8000 or 416-736-5333 for urgent matters.  Please refer to the Community Safety Department website for information and updates. https://yorku.ca/safety


Update - Weather Emergency – University Remains Closed until 5:30 am Wednesday, February 13, 2019.

Due to ongoing bad weather, the University will remain closed tonight – February 12, 2019.

This includes the Keele and Glendon campuses, as well as, the downtown locations of the Schulich School of Business and Osgoode Law School.

Please be advised that classes, examinations and other operations will resume tomorrow morning as normal at all campuses including the downtown locations of the Schulich School of Business and Osgoode Law School.

All members of the community are encouraged to travel safely and adjust their driving to changing road conditions.

Your cooperation and understanding during this weather emergency has been greatly appreciated.

For additional information and to receive the most current weather updates, please visit:

York Security Services responds to all community calls at 416-650-8000 or 416-736-5333 for urgent matters.  Please refer to the Community Safety Department website for information and updates. https://yorku.ca/safety


February 12, 2019  -  Weather Emergency – University Operations Suspended
Effective 5:30 am, February 12, 2019, the University has adopted Weather Emergency Procedures at the Keele and Glendon campuses.

Classes scheduled for today are cancelled and examinations are postponed. University offices and libraries will be closed.

This announcement will be updated again by 9 pm for night operations.

Please note that the Schulich Executive Education Centre (SEEC), Executive Learning Centre (ELC) and Osgoode Professional Development (OPD) downtown locations will remain operational.

All members of the community are encouraged to travel safely and adjust driving with changing road conditions.

For additional information and to receive the most current weather updates, please visit:


February 11, 2019 - Weather Watch Initiated

Please be advised that as of  2:30pm,  February 11, 2019 the University has initiated a Weather Watch.

The weather will be monitored throughout the day and overnight . Should the University’s Weather Emergency Procedures be activated, this message will be updated immediately.

To receive the most current updates, please visit:

York Security Services responds to all community calls at 416-650-8000 or 416-736-5333 for urgent matters.  Please refer to the Community Safety Department website for information and updates. https://yorku.ca/safety


February 6, 2019, 9 PM Update - Weather Emergency Lifted – University Operations Resumed

The University will resume normal operations as of 9:00 PM tonight. Night staff are to come in for their normally scheduled shifts.

Classes, examinations and other operations will resume tomorrow morning as normal.

All members of the community are encouraged to travel safely and adjust their driving to changing road conditions.

Your cooperation and understanding during this weather emergency has been greatly appreciated.


*UPDATE* Weather Emergency – University Operations Suspended

Effective 2:30 pm February 6, 2019,  the University has adopted Weather Emergency Procedures at the Keele and Glendon campuses.

As a result of ongoing severe weather, afternoon and evening classes and examinations are cancelled through to tomorrow. University Offices and Libraries will also be closed through to tomorrow. An update regarding tomorrow’s classes, examinations and operations will be shared by 5:30 am tomorrow morning.

This announcement will be updated again today by 9 pm for staff who are scheduled to work night operations.

Please note that the Schulich Executive Education Centre (SEEC), Executive Learning Centre (ELC) and Osgoode Professional Development (OPD) downtown locations will remain operational.

All members of the community are encouraged to travel safely and adjust driving with changing road conditions.

For additional information and to receive the most current weather updates, please visit:

York Security Services responds to all community calls at 416-650-8000 or 416-736-5333 for urgent matters.  Please refer to the Community Safety Department website for more information or further updates. https://safety.yorku.ca/


February 6, 2019 - Weather Emergency –

University Operations Suspended

Effective 2:30 pm February 6, 2019,  the University has adopted Weather Emergency Procedures at the Keele and Glendon campuses.

Classes scheduled to commence at 12:30 and thereafter are cancelled and examinations are postponed. University offices and libraries will be closed. All University shuttle services are cancelled due to weather and impact on driving conditions.

This announcement will be updated again by 5 pm for evening classes and operations, and by 9 pm for night operations.

Please note that the Schulich Executive Education Centre (SEEC), Executive Learning Centre (ELC) and Osgoode Professional Development (OPD) downtown locations will remain operational.

All members of the community are encouraged to travel safely and adjust driving with changing road conditions.

For additional information and to receive the most current weather updates, please visit:

York Security Services responds to all community calls at 416-650-8000 or 416-736-5333 for urgent matters.


January 29, 2019 - Security Bulletin – University Operations Resumed

City crews have been clearing roads overnight and effective January 29, 2019 at 6 am, the University will resume operations at Keele and Glendon campuses. All classes and examinations will resume and libraries will be open at their usual times. University offices will open at the start of their business day, and all faculty and staff are expected to report for their regular shifts.

Please exercise caution and travel safely in your commute to our campuses.

York Security Services responds to all community calls at 416-650-8000 or 416-736-5333 for urgent matters. Please refer to the Community Safety Department website for more information or further updates. https://safety.yorku.ca/

Security Bulletins

Security Bulletins are issued regarding incidents that occur on York University property when:

  • a serious incident has occurred and there is a risk of recurrence; and/or
  • there is a pattern of recurring, but less serious incidents (such as thefts or robberies); and/or
  • a Security or Police investigation will be assisted by bringing forward witnesses and information.

The University may also decide to issue a Security Bulletin for incidents that occur near or adjacent to the University, if such incidents meet the above criteria.

​Incidents representing an immediate threat to the physical safety of persons at the University are communicated immediately to all, or to the affected parts of the University, following the protocols outlined in York’s Emergency Plan and related procedures. Methods of communication would include: the push notification on the Mobile Safety App, the LCD screens, and the emergency PA system.


January 28, 2019 - Security Bulletin – University Operations Suspended - Updated as of 9:30 pm

Effective January 28, 2019, 5:30 pm, the University adopted Weather Emergency Procedures at the Keele and Glendon campuses.

All classes were cancelled at that time and examinations postponed. University Offices and Libraries were closed.

This announcement will be updated again by 6 am for day classes and operations tomorrow.

Please check your local radio and television stations for information and updates, including the York University website.

York Security Services responds to all community calls at 416-650-8000 or 416-736-5333 for urgent matters. Please refer to the Community Safety Department website for more information or further updates. https://safety.yorku.ca/

Security Bulletins

Security Bulletins are issued regarding incidents that occur on York University property when:

  • a serious incident has occurred and there is a risk of recurrence; and/or
  • there is a pattern of recurring, but less serious incidents (such as thefts or robberies); and/or
  • a Security or Police investigation will be assisted by bringing forward witnesses and information.

The University may also decide to issue  a Security Bulletin for incidents that occur near or adjacent to the University, if such incidents meet the above criteria.

​Incidents representing an immediate threat to the physical safety of persons at the University are communicated immediately to all, or to the affected parts of the University, following the protocols outlined in York’s Emergency Plan and related procedures. Methods of communication would include: the push notification on the Mobile Safety App, the LCD screens, and the emergency PA system.


Weather Watch - January 28, 2019

Please be advised that the University has initiated a Weather Watch.  The weather will be monitored throughout the day. Should University Weather Emergency Procedures be adopted, this message will be updated immediately.


Power Restored (Keele Campus) - January 26, 2019

Power has been restored to Keele campus.


Power Outage -  (Keele Campus) - January 26, 2019

York U staff are working with Toronto Hydro to restore power to Keele campus.

Hydro customers in the area bounded by Steeles/Finch/Signet/Jane streets have been affected by the outage.

York Security Services are available 24/7 to assist community members with any safety concerns.  Security Services can be reached at 416-650-8000 or at 416-736-5333 for urgent matters.


Power Restored (Keele Campus) - January 23, 2019 9:20 AM

Hydro crews have restored power to campus.


Power Outage (Keele Campus) - January 23, 2019 6:41am

A power outage affecting approximately 25 buildings has occurred across the Keele Campus.  The issue originates with Toronto Hydro and has affected the Keele Campus.  Power is being restored.  Power should be restored within the hour.


Security Bulletin – December 22, 2018

 

Update on Off Campus Sexual Assault Alert  (Arrest Made)

 

 

Toronto Police Service has made an arrest in connection to their investigation of the recent sexual assault incidents near York University’s Keele campus.

 

 

For further details, please see the Toronto Police Service media release http://torontopolice.on.ca/newsreleases/42874

 

 

Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact Toronto Police Service at 416-808-7474, or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477).

We also encourage anyone who needs support to utilize the University's services. For faculty and staff in need of support, please call the Employee and Family Assistance Program toll-free 24 hours a day, seven days a week for immediate, confidential help at 1-800-268-5211; TTY Service is available at 1-800-363-6270.

The Student Counseling & Development office offers personal counseling services to all York students. Visit them in Room N110, Bennett Centre for Student Services, call 416-736-5297, or visit http://counselling.students.yorku.ca/ for more information.

Support is also available through the Centre for Sexual Violence Response, Support & Education at 416-736-5211

York Security Services responds to all community calls at 416-736-5333 or at 416-736-5333 for urgent matters. Please refer to the Community Safety Department website for more information or updates. https://safety.yorku.ca/


December 21, 2018 - Security Bulletin – Off Campus Sexual Assault Alert

Sentinel Road & Finch Avenue West area

Murray Ross Parkway and Sentinel Road

Cook Road and Sentinel Road

Toronto Police Service has issued a media release informing the public on a number of recent Sexual Assault investigations which have occurred in close proximity to each other off campus. Toronto Police Service is seeking the public’s assistance in the investigation.  For further details please see the Toronto Police Service media release: http://torontopolice.on.ca/newsreleases/42869

Should you have any information about this or any incident, you are asked to contact Toronto Police Service directly at 416.808.2222 or at the numbers located below.

  • York Community Safety Department is actively working with Toronto Police Service on the sexual assault cases recently reported by TPS.
  • York Security Services are actively patrolling the areas in proximity to the incidents.
  • We are also supporting police in the investigation, as required.
  • We encourage anyone with information on these incidents to contact Toronto Police Service  at 416-808-7474, or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477). Alternately you can call York Security Services at 416-650-8000
  • We also encourage anyone who needs support to utilize the University services. For faculty and staff in need of support, please call the Employee and Family Assistance Program toll-free 24 hours a day, seven days a week for immediate, confidential help at 1-800-268-5211; TTY Service is available at 1-800-363-6270. The Student Counselling & Development office offers personal counselling services to all York students. Visit them in Room N110, Bennett Centre for Student Services, call 416-736-5297, or visit http://counselling.students.yorku.ca/for more information.
  • Support is also available through the Centre for Sexual Violence Response, Support & Education at 416-736-5211

York Security responds to all community calls at 416-736-5333. Please refer to the Community Safety Department website for more information or further updates. https://safety.yorku.ca/

 

Security Bulletins

Security Bulletins are issued regarding incidents that occur on York University property when:

  • a serious incident has occurred and there is a risk of recurrence; and/or
  • there is a pattern of recurring, but less serious incidents (such as thefts or robberies); and/or
  • a Security or Police investigation will be assisted by bringing forward witnesses and information.

The University may also decide to issue  a Security Bulletin for incidents that occur near or adjacent to the University, if such incidents meet the above criteria.

​Incidents representing an immediate threat to the physical safety of persons at the University are communicated immediately to all, or to the affected parts of the University, following the protocols outlined in York’s Emergency Plan and related procedures. Methods of communication would include: the push notification on the Mobile Safety App, the LCD screens, and the emergency PA system.


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