Friends and neighbours of a missing man joined police seeking the public’s help in the disappearance of Cabbagetown resident Andrew Kinsman, who was last seen on the evening of June 26.
He was reported missing three days later.
At a news conference at 51 Division on July 6, Meaghan Marian – a neighbour – said she and other friends and associates of Kinsman are very concerned he hasn’t been in contact with them.
“We are really upset and concerned,” she said. “Andrew is funny, warm, thoughtful, caring and just a really wonderful person in addition to being a man of great integrity.”
Kinsman is a staff member at the Toronto HIV Aids Network and a volunteer at the Toronto People With Aids Foundation since June 2009. He also volunteers weekly at PWA Essentials Market.
Marian said Kinsman loves to bake and cook.
“He would always be bringing scones and cookies to his friends and helping out around the apartment,” she said. “He is an important member in all of the communities that he is part of and we really miss him.”
Ted Healey was one of the last people to see Kinsman.
“Me and my husband saw him on the Sunday night after the Pride parade,” he said. “He was coming from a Pride event and heading home to get dinner, while we were heading to Church St. to check out the last bit of the activities. He was happy and upbeat and he talked about his job. We joked around a bit and the interaction with him lasted for about 15 minutes before we separated.”
Healey said it’s out of character for Kinsman to simply disappear without telling anyone where he was going.
“I have known him for 20 years and he’s not someone to just pick up and disappear like that,” said Healey. “He has a cat that he loves very much and he has responsibilities around the house that he never shirked. He also loves his job.”
Detectives Corey Crawford and Barry Radford are investigating the case.
“We have interviewed a number of friends and associates and we have a very good idea of what his habits are,” said Radford. “There are still some key factors that we need to follow up on.”
Anyone with information is urged to call police at 416-808-5100, contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), go online at 222tips.com, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637).