Mayor John Tory is expected to make an announcement Thursday morning on increasing community safety and decreasing gun violence in Toronto.
The mayor will be meeting with federal and provincial leaders as well as Toronto police Chief Mark Saunders prior to the press conference at city hall.
Last week, Tory announced the city is receiving an additional $600,000 from the federal government to boost the Canada Summer Jobs program and create opportunities for troubled youth.
The movement to curb gun violence comes as the city deals with a recent spate of shootings.
With a sleeping 10-year-old boy injured in one incident and a pregnant mother and her baby killed in another, the firearm violence is beginning to evoke concerns not seen since 2005’s so-called “Summer of the Gun.”