Police say Jewish Torontonians were most commonly targeted in hate crimes last year, but the report also notes a dramatic increase in reported hate crimes against members of the Black and Asian communities.
"Global events including the COVID-19 pandemic, first reported in Wuhan, China; and the killing of George Floyd, an African-American man, who died while in police custody on May 25, 2020, in Minneapolis, United States, are believed to be contributing factors to the 51% increase in hate crime reporting in 2020," police said.
Police say the number of arrests related to hate crimes also increased in 2020, from 23 in 2019 to 41 in 2020.
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While these establishments are no longer there, one building has remained for over 200 years and with it a mystery that goes back just as long.
In 1815, only several years after its construction, the Gibraltar Point Lighthouse saw the disappearance and rumoured murder of its first keeper, J.P. Radan Muller, a disappearance that remains a mystery to this day.
Officers with the Toronto Police Service basically stumbled upon a mini-IKEA after finding a shipping container filled with more than $120,000 worth of allegedly stolen office and home furniture.
Two Mississauga men have been charged in the incident, which started when a shipping container was stolen from the Jane and Finch area on Thursday, May 13.
According to a statement from TPS, officers found the container at a warehouse just a seven-minute drive away from where the theft took place, recovering a staggering amount of furniture.
Police say they found 193 boxes of office furniture, 97 pieces of home furnishings, 51 boxes of home reno equipment and cabinetry and 10 boxes of bathroom reno merchandise.
Bilal Mohammed, 32, and Hamza Irfan, 30, have both been charged with multiple counts of Possession of Property Obtained by Crime (over $5,000) and Trafficking in Property Obtained by Crime (over $5,000).
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