Officers joined a barbecue held in the Humber Boulevard community recently.
On September 2, officers from 12 Division, along with community partners from UNISON Health and Community Services, the City of Toronto and Toronto Community Housing, came together to host a barbecue for the residents of the Humber Boulevard community.
Constables Candice Kennedy, Adam Collyer, Shane Beaudoin and Shayne Gordon are assigned to the area as Neighborhood Resource Officers (NROs) assigned to the area. They were joined by Staff Sergeant Joanne Rudnick, Inspector Reuben Stroble and Superintendent Scott Weidmark. The NROs have been a fixture in the area, creating ties with local residents and youth from St. Albans Boys and Girls Club at 121 Humber Boulevard. The NROs had recently wrapped a youth leadership program with St. Albans and have started a Seniors Fishing Club with residents from 101 Humber Boulevard.
The barbeque was an opportunity to showcase the partnerships in the community, enjoy the great autumn weather, and share a meal amongst the residents.
The children in the area had an opportunity to have their faces painted by Katie and Tamara from UNISON, while Saleha from the City of Toronto worked behind the scenes to organize the event.
The Humber townhomes have seen the courtyard transformed in recent weeks after a Brighter Nights event, where residents walked with the NROs, Toronto Hyrdo officials and Toronto Community Housing, in an effort to create a safer, brighter, neighborhood.
The NROs would like to thank all the partners and residents who came out to make the event a success.
A special thanks to Dennis, the superintendent of 121 Humber Boulevard, and the staff of the St. Albans Boys and Girls Club for their contributions and effort.