Coun. Layton calls meeting to address Trinity Bellwoods drinking crackdown
A woman walks her dog in Trinity Bellwoods Park.
Published Wednesday, July 3, 2013 10:51AM EDT
A rise in complaints about drunken behaviour in Trinity Bellwoods Park is forcing Toronto police to crack down on alcohol consumption in the popular area, and one councillor says officials are looking into the issue.
The west end green space is popular with picnickers and young people, many of whom consume alcohol while spending time in the park.
Ward 19 Councillor Mike Layton is holding a meeting with neighbours to discuss the issue.
“We are holding a meeting as we often do when we see an issue come up,” Layton said to CP24 Wednesday morning.
Layton said it’s no surprise that some have expressed concern, since thousands flock to the west end park in the summer.
“It’s not about drinking. It’s about safety and people’s enjoyment,” Layton said.
Most of the concerns surround incidents that occur late at night and around children’s areas of the park, Layton said. He told CP24 that “special attention will be paid to that.”
Toronto police, members of the Trinity Bellwoods Community Association and city representatives will be at the meeting as well.
The public is invited to attend the meeting on Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Trinity Bellwoods Community Centre at 155 Crawford Street.