Well the warm weather is officially here and Toronto has certainly come back to life. From patio drinks to street festivals and rooftop pool parties, Torontonians have not missed the chance to enjoy the weather and life in The 6ix. Although our city is vibrant, welcoming and full of amazing experiences to be had, that doesn’t mean we don’t have our challenges. Unfortunately a number of Torontonians have had their phone stolen at recent events. We urge you to be careful and take precaution while out enjoying The 6ix this summer.
Stolen phones in Toronto
If you’re heading out to a patio, event or party in Toronto this summer get ready to have a good time while also staying diligent as many Torontonians have reported stolen phones already. The summer can be full of exciting nights and festivals but losing your phone will certainly put a damper in your mood so take this as an early warning to keep your phones secure and close to you at all times!
Popular Toronto blogger and lawyer, Krystle (commonly known as @dineandfash), reported her phone was stolen in Toronto this past Friday, June 3rd. She posted on her IG story on Saturday that “people specifically go to events to steal other people’s phones” and that this was the second time her phone had been stolen at Woodbine Park.
Apparently she had been diligent all night and only forgot to zip her purse up ONCE but that was all it took for someone to allegedly steal the phone. She then visited the Apple store and was told by an employee that phones in the city are often stolen at events.
“Every time there is an event at Rebel, the following day a handful of people go to the Apple Store to replace a stolen phone.”Unamed apple toronto employee
We also heard from another Torontonian, Jenan Nasser, that her phone was stolen this weekend at the Dundas Street Festival. She told us that “while I was at the festival I took my phone out for a minute to text and must have returned it to the side pocket of my gym bag as I was waiting for a text back. Within a minute the phone was gone.”
“People are definitley watching for their next victim”Jenan nasser
If you plan on going out in the city this summer, we advise you back up your phone on your laptop or in the cloud before you go out and always keep your phone close to you! Torontonians are known for being nice but we still have to remember that bad things can happen.