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Missing woman,
Steeles Avenue West and Islington Avenue area,
Winifred Whittaker, 72

Broadcast time: 14:33
Date: Thursday, August 26, 2021
Unit: 31 Division
Phone: 416-808-3100
Case #: 2021-1623636

The Toronto Police Service requests the public’s assistance locating a missing woman.

Winifred Whittaker, 72, was last seen on Thursday, August 26, 2021, at 8:30 a.m., in the Steeles Avenue West and Islington Avenue area.

She is described as 5’9”, with a thin build, and very low cut salt and pepper hair. She was wearing black pants, a floral blouse, black loafers, and carrying four bags.

Police are concerned for her safety.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-3100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637), or Leave A Tip on Facebook. Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes or Google Play.

A person can be reported missing at any time - there is no 24 hour waiting period. If you are concerned for someone’s immediate safety, call 9-1-1. Otherwise, you can report a person as missing to the Toronto Police Service by calling the non-emergency number 416-808-2222.

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Constable David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Christopher Frazer, 31 Division