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Toronto police have ramped up patrols after a menace was made in opposition to a Catholic boys’ personal college that is on the centre of a sexual assault investigation.

Police didn’t disclose any details about the character of the menace.

Officers have been stationed throughout St. Michael’s School Faculty on Thursday, at some point after information broke about what the college’s principal calls “two very critical incidents.”

The college despatched a letter to folks saying it has requested Toronto law enforcement officials safe the power for the “foreseeable future.”

“The security and safety of our college students is of the utmost significance to us and stays our high precedence,” the letter states.

Police additionally mentioned Thursday the celebrated personal college didn’t notify them in regards to the alleged sexual assault of a scholar on campus. As a substitute, the drive launched an investigation into the alleged incident on Wednesday after officers have been contacted by the media.

Police urge college students with video of incident to delete it

St. Michael’s School mentioned Wednesday it “promptly carried out an inner investigation, together with assembly individually with the scholars concerned and their mother and father.

“Because of this, swift and decisive disciplinary motion has taken place, together with expulsions,” the college mentioned in an announcement. 

In an e mail despatched to folks on Wednesday, principal Greg Reeves mentioned the college knowledgeable police on Monday of “two very critical incidents” that not too long ago occurred on campus.

Const. Caroline de Kloet, nevertheless, says the college solely contacted police to hunt recommendation on methods to take care of one incident that didn’t contain allegations of sexual assault.

De Kloet says police provided recommendation to the college and no additional motion was “taken or acquired.”

The college didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.

Native media say college students have reported seeing a graphic video of the assault, which was shared on social media and later eliminated. 

Investigators mentioned Wednesday they imagine a video of the alleged assault is circulating, and warned it qualifies as youngster pornography. 

“The video should be deleted instantly and can’t be shared with anybody,” police spokesperson Meaghan Grey mentioned in an announcement.

Three individuals are lifeless and two others are injured after a head-on crash close to Port Perry, Ont., early Saturday.

Provincial police say the two-vehicle crash occurred on Freeway 7/12 at 4th Line in Scugog township, which is about 80 kilometres northeast of Toronto. Police have been referred to as to the scene for a severe collision at about 1:15 a.m.

A northbound SUV with one individual inside crossed into the southbound lanes of the freeway, placing a southbound automobile with 4 folks inside, in keeping with Sgt. Kerry Schmidt, spokesperson for the OPP’s Freeway Security Division.

The automobile rolled over and landed on its again, he mentioned.

Three folks within the automobile have been pronounced lifeless on the scene. They embrace the motive force, described as a 59-year-old man from Goodwood, Ont., and two feminine passengers, described as a 55-year-old lady from Goodwood and a 44-year-old lady from Port Perry. The opposite passenger, a 41-year-old lady from Goodwood, suffered crucial accidents.

Subsequent of kin have been notified.

The motive force from the SUV, a 68-year-old man from Greenbank, Ont., suffered severe accidents. 

OPP making an attempt to find out what occurred

“The investigation continues to be clearly ongoing. There’s a number of work left but to be performed,” Schmidt mentioned on Saturday.

“Our collision reconstruction crew is actively working and going via all of the proof, making an attempt to find out precisely what occurred and why.”

Sgt. Kerry Schmidt, spokesperson for the OPP’s Freeway Security Division, says the crash comes because the OPP is finishing up ‘Operation Impression’ with police forces throughout the nation. (CBC)

No costs have been laid. 

Schmidt mentioned it would not seem that the street and climate circumstances performed a task within the crash. He mentioned the freeway is two-lane provincial roadway with no centre barrier.

“Clearly, we want to see whether or not or not alcohol, medication, distraction or aggressive driving could have been contributing components,” Schmidt mentioned.

“No conclusions have been made at the moment.”

Crash occurred throughout Operation Impression

Schmidt famous the triple deadly crash comes because the OPP has joined a nationwide Thanksgiving lengthy weekend marketing campaign by police forces to make roads safer. The marketing campaign, which is named “Operation Impression,” is specializing in the 4 main causes of street fatalities: aggressive driving, impaired driving, inattentive driving and failure to make use of a seatbelt.

“We name them the ‘huge 4’ right here in Ontario,” he mentioned.

“This weekend, police forces all throughout Canada are going to be focusing on these excessive threat behaviours, making an attempt to stop the variety of collisions and fatalities that we have seen in consequence. We would like folks to grasp the results of a foul choice.”

The OPP has investigated 156 fatalities to date this 12 months linked to one of many huge 4 causes. The quantity would not embrace the newest deaths.

“It is actually devastating information for us and definitely for the households concerned in that horrific crash,” he mentioned.

Freeway 7/12 — all lanes of which have been closed in each instructions between Scugog third Line and Scugog 4th Line as officers investigated — was reopened at 9:30 a.m.

Swiss funding financial institution UBS has deemed Toronto and Vancouver to have among the many world’s greatest housing bubbles, with mispricing that is much more pronounced than it’s in costly cities like Paris and San Francisco.

In an annual report revealed Thursday, the Swiss financial institution checked out 20 cities all over the world which can be thought of to be monetary centres, native metropolises which can be hubs for his or her regional economies. The listing consists of acquainted names similar to Tokyo, New York, Sydney, Singapore and others, and for essentially the most half, all of the cities on the listing share one factor in widespread — the price of residing is greater there than it’s in different close by locations.

Some cities have been worse for renters and others introduced explicit challenges for foreigners. By way of general housing costs being way over they need to be based mostly on fundamentals, the financial institution singled out six cities for having worse housing bubbles than anyplace else:

  • Hong Kong. 
  • Munich.
  • Toronto. 
  • Vancouver.
  • London.
  • Amsterdam.

Utilizing information about native salaries, housing costs, rental markets, mortgage debt and different metrics, the financial institution checked out 20 of the greatest housing markets and gave every metropolis a rating. A rating beneath –1.5 is taken into account to be a depressed market, whereas a rating in a variety of between –1.5 to –zero.5 is taken into account undervalued. Pretty valued to UBS is between –zero.5 and zero.5, whereas overvalued is as much as 1.5. Something above 1.5 is taken into account to be a bubble, which the financial institution defines as ” a considerable and sustained mispricing of an asset, the existence of which can’t be proved except it bursts.”

Vancouver scored a 1.92. Toronto was even greater, at 1.95.

That is not as unhealthy as Hong Kong, which topped the listing with a rating of two.03. However each Canadian cities are solidly within the vary the place the financial institution considers them to be among the many most overvalued housing markets on this planet.

Over the previous 5 years, UBS says housing markets on this planet’s greatest cities have gone up on common by about 35 per cent. Vancouver has gone up by twice that. Toronto is up by 50 per cent.

The financial institution says a brand new overseas consumers tax applied in 2017 “proved futile in braking its increase” in Vancouver as after a quick pause, town’s housing market has continued to rise. By the financial institution’s calculations, the sale worth for a 675-square-foot residence close to downtown would value a extremely expert service employee 9 years in wage to afford. And even that assumption is predicated on the unattainable premise that they might spend 100 per cent of their earnings on their dwelling.

Not all of the cities UBS analyzed have been deemed to have overpriced housing. (Scott Galley/CBC)

A current slowdown in Toronto has made town marginally extra inexpensive for prosperous folks. However a 675-square-foot residence in downtown Toronto would value a extremely expert service employee greater than six years in wage to afford.

“Value dynamics have slowed significantly and its index rating declined considerably from final yr’s,” the financial institution mentioned.

The financial institution additionally mentioned “rising charges, stricter market laws or an financial downturn may flip the lights out on the get together given the excessive valuations and strained affordability.”

Excessive costs for housing have trickled down into the rental market, too, however even then there’s ominoud clouds on the horizon.

Based mostly on the financial institution’s calculations, anybody shopping for housing in Toronto as an funding property must hire it out for 25 years to interrupt even, based mostly on present charges. In Vancouver, it will take even longer — as much as 34 years.

“Buyers anticipate being compensated with capital features for overly low rental yields,” UBS mentioned. “If such hopes don’t materialize and expectations deteriorate, owners in markets with excessive price-to-rent multiples are more likely to endure important capital losses.”