So, after reading that Scotia Bank Assault Thread and giving it some thought, I've been thinking about starting a "Block Parent" movement in Leslieville. I know when I was growing up in Toronto, I know I felt better, and I'm certain my parents felt better, walking to school or to the park knowing I had a safe place to seek refuge in case of an emergency along the way.
I LOVE this neighborhood, but honestly, sometimes I feel a little unsafe when I see a drug deal going down, or hear about violent crimes happening here, or when my car gets broken into for the 3rd time in 12 months. My child is too young to venture out on his own any time soon, but as a parent, I think it's really important to contribute to the overall safety of the neighborhood, and I guess I'm the kind of person who needs
to do something. Community action is a good way to start cleaning up a neighborhood, and this is something fairly easy to do.
I hope some of you will join me in researching and hopefully implementing this program.
Here is a link to the Block Parent website for more information:http://blockparent.ca/about.htm