Youth, Police Enjoy Time on Court

Photo of Sara Faruqi By Sara Faruqi,
Toronto Police Service
Published at 4:03 p.m., July 14, 2014

Youth from the Esplanade and officers from 51 Division played a friendly game of basketball at the Esplanade Basketball Court on July 13, 2014. The purpose of the event was to bridge the gap between the youth in the neighbourhood and the police, according to the event organizer Deborah Crane. The police team topped their younger counterparts but everyone managed to make great community connections.

A line up of men in dark blue basketball uniforms with their backs to the camera, while the one in the middle is hugged by a young man in a red shirt who is facing the camera.
Curtis Crane, a player from the Esplanade Youth Movement, hugs a player from the Toronto Police team after the game.
A line up of men in dark blue basketball uniforms with their backs to the camera, while the one in the middle is hugged by a young man in a red shirt who is facing the camera.
Four boys walk towards a basketball court.
A man in a blue basketball jersey face towards camera, takes a shot with the ball up in the air and two players on ether side.
Two boys in gym clothes sit with their arms around their mother, who is in the middle wearing a black hat. All three are smiling.
A man about 2 feet of the ground shooting a basketball towards a net.
Four boys watching a basketball game, the second from last is standing up while the rest of them are sitting.
A man and a woman sitting under trees with the woman' arm around the man.
A tall man with his arms over his head and a basketball in his hands is surrounded by two young men in red basketball jerseys trying to block him.
A Toronto Police team member in blue uniform with the basketball in his hand runs faces off against a member of the opposing team.