Aug 23, 2019
By Amber Gero
The province has announced that it is giving the City of Toronto $3-million over three years for more CCTV cameras for Toronto Police.
This announcement comes as this city continues to tackle the issue of gun and gang violence.
“This money is in addition to our contribution last week authorizing up to $1.5-million to be used by the Toronto Police Service to put boots on the ground where they’re needed most and to keep our neighbourhoods safe.”said Premier Ford during the joint announcement with Toronto Mayor John Tory.
“We have seen the value that video can bring. Especially in light of the fact that we have people who are literally terrorizing neighbourhoods, oftentimes when they don’t even live in those neighbourhoods and that the video evidence of their presence in those neighbourhoods and the acts they commit there, the acts of violence, are incredibly valuable to the police in bringing those people to justice.”said Tory.
The money will help Toronto Police increase the number of surveillance cameras they operate to 74.