Gloria Bartley

Gloria Bartley

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There were many barriers that faced young black women in Toronto in the 1960s, including joining the ranks of the Toronto Police Service.

She broke barriers, so future generations don’t have to worry about those things,” said Alonzo Bartley, son of Gloria Bartley.

Gloria arrived in Toronto from Trinidad and Tobago in 1958 and became the first black female Toronto police officer in 1960.

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