The Gatorz

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The South Side (S/S) Gatorz gang are a notoriously violent territorial street gang founded in the Jane and Woolner neighbourhood in the early 1990s by Jamaican, Guyanese and Trinidadian immigrants to combat the growing spread of Blood and Crip sets in Toronto's west end. The Gatorz aggression towards both Bloods and Crips was evident from conception with members violently confronting active gang members from both factions within their neighbourhood, then later displacing a local Crips set from 15 Martha Eaton Way by the early 2000s. Although they still share a disdain for the Bloods, today some members of The Gatorz have shown affiliation or alliance with various Crip sets. Members of The Gatorz will commonly sport some article of green clothing (most notably bandannas) or standard green army fatigues to show affiliation with the gang. Most are of West Indian or African descent (although there are known Hispanic and Caucasian members as well) and range in age from early 20's to well in their 30's. The Gatorz have traditionally claim "South Side" in reference to their turf being located south of Wilson Avenue, which acts as a common divider between street gangs situated along north/south Jane Street. Although The Gatorz began as a form of protection against roaming neighbourhood Blood and Crip gangs, they quickly turned into the aggressors in most conflicts and gained a reputation as being extremely violent and confrontational. As founding members grew older and tired of the police attention that gang violence tends to attract, most began to migrate from their neighbourhood and concentrate solely on the street level distribution of cocaine and marijuana in the surrounding communities outside of the GTA, leaving younger, aspiring members adopting The Gatorz "card" with little to no guidance or mentor ship. Today police consider The Gatorz to be a well-established, yet unorganized, street gang with little to no structural hierarchy that have branched out from street-level drug distribution to gun-running along the Hwy. 401 corridor. The Gatorz are friendly towards the Trethewey Gangster Crips, South Side Falstaff Crips, the Complex Gooch Crips gang, the Up-Top Driftwood Crips and the Eglinton West Crips. They are rivals of the Five Point Generalz, Pelham Park Bloods, Chalkfarm Bloods the Latin Kings and more recently, the All Crips Gang.



R.I.P. Dorian "O.G." Gates [1]

R.I.P. Omar Waite [2]



Sub Set

Junior Gatorz



News

Gang Member Gets 13 Years For Gun Crimes

Gatorz Associate Charged With Resisting Arrest After Being Assaulted

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Gator Member Charged in Windsor

Gang Member Recieves 3 Years



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