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:

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 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.

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.

Important Numbers

Emergency -- 911

York Security, URGENT
416-736-5333 or ext. 33333

York Security, GENERAL
416-650-8000 or ext. 58000

York Security, TTY
416-736-5470 or ext. 55470

416-736-5454 or ext. 55454

Lost & Found
416-736-5534 ext. 55534

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