Eatonville is a Toronto neighbourhood that is located in the Etobicoke area of the city. It is home to the Etobicoke Civic Centre. The area is also known as “Etobicoke West Mall.” Highway 427 cuts through the middle of the Eatonville neighbourhood. The neighbourhood’s boundaries are Rathburn Road and Burnhamthorpe Road in the north, Dundas Street in the south, Renforth Drive and Neilson Park in the west and Kipling Avenue and Echo Valley Park in the east.
Eatonville, Toronto Crime Statistics
In the area west of Highway 427 and south of Burnhamthorpe Road, there is an average of 4.12 crimes against people per 1000 people living and working in the area. There is an average of 12.12 crimes against property per 1000.East of Highway 427 to Martin Grove Road, between Burnhamthorpe Road and Bloor Street, there is an average of 4.76 crimes against people and 16.76 crimes against property. North of Burnhamthorpe Road to Rathburn Road, still between Highway 427 and Martin Grove Road, there is an average of 5.22 crimes against people and 12.66 crimes against property.West of Martin Grove Road to Kipling Avenue, between Rathburn Road and Bloor Street West, there is an average of 2.68 crimes against people and 11.48 crimes against property.South of Bloor Street, between Kipling and Highway 427, there is an average of 3.28 crimes against people and 28.11 crimes against property per 1000.
Eatonville, Toronto Crime
In January 2009, a man was shot a number of times near Highway 427 and Rathburn Road. From the Toronto Star:
A 24-year-old man is in hospital after suffering multiple gunshot wounds in Etobicoke early this morning. Emergency officials were called to The West Mall near Holiday Dr., southwest of Hwy. 427 and Rathburn Rd., just after 1 a.m., said Staff Sgt. Andrew Johnstone.They found the man with wounds to his chest, back and arm. EMS staff rushed him to St. Michael’s Hospital. Police say the victim and his friends were involved in an altercation with a group of five men who were in a five-door Honda Accord. One of the group brandished a handgun, chased the victim and shot him.
In May 2009, a man was found dead inside a home near Martin Grove and Burnhamthorpe. From the Toronto Sun:
On Wednesday, Toronto Police found the body of Tony Colantonio inside his Westglen Cres. home, near Martin Grove and Burnhamthorpe Rds., just after 11 a.m.The death was initially classified as suspicious, but yesterday morning was upgraded to a homicide until the afternoon post-mortem. Homicide Det.-Sgt. Gary Giroux said police and pathologists will meet today to discuss the possibility that Colantonio wasn’t murdered.
The death was later ruled a murder.Also in May 2009, three people were shot near The West Mall. From Inside Toronto:
Approximately four intruders dressed in dark clothing opened fire on a birthday party on The West Mall just south of Rathburn Road, and sent six people to hospital. Three victims — one shot in the face, another in the back — were in critical condition, but have been upgraded to serious condition.
In October 2011 a man was shot and killed near Rathburn Road and Highway 427. From the Toronto Star:
Police are seeking the public’s assistance after a double shooting in Etobicoke left one man dead and another in serious condition. Nigel Caine, 20, was found suffering from gunshot wounds on the front lawn of a home on Monet Avenue near Rathburn Road and Highway 427 just after midnight on Friday.Caine died of his injuries in hospital. Another victim, a 19-year-old man remains in hospital in serious condition. Police said they had received a call about gunfire on Crendon Drive, a nearby street. Toronto EMS said that one man was shot in the head and the other was shot in the back.