What Killed Jane Creba.

The day after Christmas in 2005, fifteen-year-old Jane Creba was fatally shot on one of the busiest streets in Toronto. Both police and journalists reported the death as one of an innocent bystander caught in the crossfire of rival gangs. There was much more to the story.

In a city whose pride in its diversity was about to be shaken as gun violence fears stirred up racial stereotypes, there was one more fact about Jane Creba that press coverage couldn’t seem to let go: she was white.

Each chapter is framed by the reasons it happened. Poverty. Race. Drug addictions. And a desire to get out of the mess by becoming an artist.

Please check out the various Toronto musical artists with the words and ideas that contributed to the truth of this story.