Aug 14, 2013

By Jane Brown

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Toronto Community Housing tenants are being rewarded for helping police solve the case of a recent murder.  TCHC President Gene Jones met with residents at the Swansea Mews complex near Windermere Ave. and The Queensway last evening.  He explained that he is very pleased with the community’s help in delivering to police three suspects in last week’s shooting death of 26 year old Christophe Kotsopoulos. “I told my residents that I’m going to provide at least another $150,000 to do capital repairs on this development that they’ve asked for, and that we want to produce immediately, and not over three years,” he explained,  “I also want to announce to my residents that every child who’s of school age, will get a back pack and school supplies.”  Jones says the residents have been very helpful in what has always been a safe community.  A Toronto Community Housing initiative is encouraging tenants to take safety into their own hands.  The agency has launched 20 resident-led community safety councils at highrises identified as high need.  Jones says they will continue to be rewarded everytime they come forward to report a crime.  But some tenants are skeptical of the initiative, concerned it will put them at risk of retribution attacks.

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