Toronto is Canada’s largest city. With a population over 6 million people, Toronto is continuing to grow bigger and bigger and is considered the foremost commercial hub in Canada. However, even with such a large population, Toronto’s regarded as a very safe city. Here are Toronto’s safest neighbourhoods:
- Forest Hill South
- Bridle Path – Sunnybrook – York Mills
- Lawrence Park
- Yonge and St. Clair
- Mount Pleasant East
These areas all have low crime rates and are regarded as very safe. It’s important to note that while there still are crimes in these neighbourhoods, the numbers are significantly lower than overall neighbourhood averages. Even in the safest areas in Toronto, it’s important to constantly be aware of surroundings and safeguard yourself against crime.
One factor that contributes to the low crime rates in the areas above is the significant amount of home alarm systems that can be found in these neighbourhoods. A monitored alarm system is a fantastic burglar deterrent and greatly reduces the chance of someone attempting to break into your home. Alarm systems work! Statistics show that homes with monitored alarm systems are three times less likely to have a break in than those without. A burglar doesn’t want to get caught and a monitored alarm system greatly increases the odds of this happening.
Certain economic and political factors also contribute to low level of crime in Toronto’s safest neighbourhoods.
Regardless of where you live, make sure to protect yourself accordingly at all times. Lock your doors and windows when you’re away from your home. If you have an alarm system, make sure to arm it at night and when you’re away. And if you don’t have a monitored alarm system, get one.