Although a few people including some City councillors see the opposition to the proposed Salvation Army shelter as a NIMBY reaction, community representatives have consistently argued that they are against the project, not because it is a shelter, but because of its location on the Montreal Road Mainstreet and because of its size. | urbanomicsblog, Pingback: Trading Tim Hortons For Cummings Store: Revitalization of Vanier’s Traditional Main Street | urbanomicsblog. 2018 - 2019 Crime Trends Ward 12 - Rideau-Vanier This report examines all founded Criminal Code of Canada offences that were reported to the Ottawa Police over the last 5 years. Two inner city wards, Rideau-Vanier (Ward 12) and Somerset (Ward 14) had crime rates well above the City total and the other 19 Wards. Not safe at all. For example, both Wards attract a large number of weekend and night visitors who come to downtown bars, restaurants and a variety of entertainment venues. Ward 12 - Rideau Vanier. | urbanomicsblog, Trading Tim Hortons For Cummings Store: Revitalization of Vanier’s Traditional Main Street | urbanomicsblog. The controversy was fuelled by an ill-worded petition started by the business owner that described homelessness as a “cancer” in the Market. Audience Relations, CBC P.O. ( Log Out / Poor. "It wasn't just punches, it was kicks and stomps and full kicks to the body and the head," he said. Taylor Parker and Shameen Mclachlan say they called 911 after witnessing an attack on a teenager in Vanier. One of the teenagers is also charged with a breach of a release order. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. ( Log Out / Both Mclachlan and Parker said they were shaken by the incident, but said they're most concerned for the victim. Pingback: Salvation Army’s Proposed Emergency Shelter in Vanier: A Community Hub or Community Fortress? The level of fear also appears to be correlated by the size of shelters and/or the concentration of homeless people in a community. "I looked out the window and there was just a small kid on the ground, and there were six to eight older boys kicking and stomping on him," Mclachlan recalled. The three emergency shelters for homeless men located in the Byward Market include The Shepherds of Good Hope, the Salvation Army Booth Centre and The Mission (The Mission is actually located on the northern edge of Sandy Hill) totalling 449 beds. The Vanier crime map provides an overview of all crimes (per 100k) in Vanier based on estimates. Ward 16 - River Crime Rates. I never walk alone at night. There are no data on where the homeless population are within the City but there is a general agreement that they tend to locate in proximity to emergency shelters and similar support centres and that such facilities are concentrated in the central area / inner city neighbourhoods. The Official Plan Amendment and Rezoning planning applications were approved by City Council in December 2017 with an appeal being registered with the Ontario Municipal Board from community representatives. The large majority of shelters are located within the inner-city neighbourhoods of Centretown, Byward Market and Lowertown. A 2008 report published by the Institute for the Prevention of Crime, University of Ottawa, also observed that homeless persons are more likely to be charged with property-related offences to meet their survival needs and less likely to be charged with violent offences. There has been significant private and public sector capital investments such as the expansion and renovation of the Rideau Centre and the Shaw Centre as well as the Light Rail Transit system and University of Ottawa expansion. The following table shows the incidence of crime over the 6 months for the Byward Market and Vanier. According to the petition on the SavetheMarket website which has since been removed, “the shelters, in their current configuration, must be diagnosed for what they are — a cancer which is now terminal for those residents and businesses in their vicinity.” The “current configuration” refers primarily to the presence of 3 emergency shelters in or near the Byward Market – Shepherds of Good Hope, Salvation Army Booth Centre and The Mission totalling approximately 449 beds. The Ottawa Police Service also surveys residents’ perceptions of safety and security in their communities. I've also seen shady parts of Vanier with run-down poorly maintained apartment units and questionable looking people, including "ladies of the night", roaming the corners.