A guy selling t-shirts in Kensington Market says that Rosedale is full of guys who make a living stealing people's money. Is it true? Should I be concerned if I board the subway at Rosedale station?
The point of this thread was to discuss the dangerous neighbourhoods of Toronto. Seeing as many people have stated Regent Park is dangerous in the past, I figured it was worth bringing up. Little did I know how easily offended the snobs on here get if something is exaggerated ever so slightly.A guy selling t-shirts in Kensington Market says that Rosedale is full of guys who make a living stealing people's money. Is it true? Should I be concerned if I board the subway at Rosedale station?
Yeah, Scarborough north of the 401 is not dangerous. South of the 401, it gets a bit sketchier (and south of Kingston, it gets less sketchy). But Scarborough neighbourhoods are very big and poorly defined, so crime and danger tends to be attributed, unfairly as far as reputation is concerned, to a relatively large area.Danger is all relative until you've driven through North Philly (where Temple university is) LOL...
Regent Park back in the late 80's/early 90's was rough, but it's been in the process of cleaning up.
When you guys say north scarborough? do you not mean central scarborough?
I.e. South of 401 and north of Eglinton?
I was just looking at north of sheppered homes between Vic park and Brimpley, some where hitting close to a million!
I don't think dangerous would be the appropriate word to use for any Toronto neighbourhood, Sketchy is probably more appropriate ... lol.
11 at night, waiting for a bus for 20 minutes just north of Jane and Eglinton. Definitely one of the most frightening experiences of my life.I don't have any real reason to be in "bad" neighbourhoods in the city. However, I did once find myself at the 7/11 in Flemingdon Park one April evening at 11:00. Probably the most dangerous I've ever felt within city boundaries.
I always thought that most of Scarborough was safe. I wouldn't say that all of it is nice, but I haven't heard any horror stories outside of the news. I don't know of many east of McCowan though, so maybe things are worse further east.jenny_zhang said:I lived in Scarborough, near the Scarborough town center for a long time and never saw much crime. Isn't Scarborough being crime ridden supposed to be a myth? That's what I always hear....
I wonder if this is a reason for Toronto's low crime rate?Crime in Toronto is concentrated around pockets of poverty often in clusters of certain apartment buildings, surrounded by middle class or wealthy housing which making most of these places seem completely normal. So if you're looking for dangerous and grimy, the most dangerous might seem anti-climactic.
What was so frightening about it?11 at night, waiting for a bus for 20 minutes just north of Jane and Eglinton. Definitely one of the most frightening experiences of my life.