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Homicide #51/2018,
Matthew Lidster, 29,
Danforth Avenue and Greenwood Avenue



Broadcast time: 21:57
Sunday, July 1, 2018

54 Division
416-808-7400

Case #: 2018-1194072


On Sunday, July 1, 2018, at approximately 3:22 a.m., officers responded to a call for a stabbing in the Danforth Avenue and Greenwood Avenue area.

It is reported that:

- two men were travelling on a TTC bus along Danforth Avenue

- they became involved in an altercation

- they both got off the bus and began to fight

- one man was stabbed multiple times

- he was taken to hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries

The victim has been identified as Matthew Lidster, 29, of Toronto.

A post-mortem examination has been scheduled for Tuesday, July 3, 2018.

Investigators are appealing to anyone who may have been on the 300 Blue Line night bus or in the area, and may have witnessed events that would assist with this investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.


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Constable David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Detective Sergeant Mike Patterson, Homicide




Homicide #51/2018,
Matthew Lidster, 29,
Danforth Avenue and Greenwood Avenue



Matthew Lidster, 29, victim in Homicide #51/2018
Above: Matthew Lidster, 29, victim in Homicide #51/2018