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Homicide #5/2024,
Lake Shore Boulevard West and Lower Spadina Avenue area,
Matthew Crosby, 46


Case #: 2024-82011

The Toronto Police Service is making the public aware of a Homicide investigation.

On Thursday, January 11, 2024, at approximately 8:20 p.m., police responded to a call for stabbing in the Lake Shore Boulevard West and Lower Spadina Avenue area.

It is reported that:

  • an argument occurred between the victim and suspect which turned physical
  • the victim was stabbed
  • life-saving measures were performed and the man was transported to hospital

On Friday, February 9, 2024, the victim succumbed to his injuries at the hospital and was pronounced deceased.

The victim has been identified as Matthew Crosby, 46, of Toronto.

An image has been released.

Investigators are asking witnesses, or anyone who was driving in the area at the time and has dash-camera or video surveillance to contact police.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), or at

By Constable Caroline de Kloet

Constable Caroline de Kloet

Media Relations Officer

Corporate Communications

for Detective Trevor Grieve

Detective Trevor Grieve

Homicide and Missing Persons Unit


Matthew Crosby, 46, victim in Homicide #5/2024
Photo of the deceased


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