Toronto police say there is no evidence to link cases of missing men, councillor reports

Toronto Police are expected to respond next week to growing concerns about the number of men reported missing from the Church and Wellesley neighbourhood and surrounding areas in recent months and years.Police told City Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam Monday that, while there may be some similarities, they have found no evidence linking the cases, following a conference that brought together investigators looking into various missing persons, said Wong-Tam, who represents Ward 27 (Toronto Centre-Rosedale).“They don’t want people to be alarmed. They do understand why individuals are perhaps feeling anxious,” she said.“The police will come forward to provide some statement to confirm what they already know and to give as much information, so that the community has the most up-to-date information in the most transparent manner next week.”Toronto Police did not respond to requests for comment.Article Continued BelowConcerns about missing men have grown since Andrew Kinsman disappeared last month. Kinsman, 49, was last seen on June 26 in the area of Parliament and Winchester Sts. and police are treating his disappearance as suspicious.Three men, linked to the Church and Wellesley community, were previously reported missing between 2010 and 2012. Some people concerned about the missing men have also highlighted reports of missing men since April this year, some of whom were last seen in the area surrounding Church and Wellesley.“I do understand why the community, especially the online community that’s watching the social media activity at the moment, is feeling more anxious than usual; it does look alarming,” said Wong-Tam.