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Film studio turned police centre

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By Your Voice team, CBC News

 Across the city from the tightly controlled downtown Toronto security perimeter, police have been busy setting up a facility that will reportedly be used as a temporary detention centre for protesters.

CBC's Ian Kalushner went out to check out the shuttered Toronto Film Studios site and took the following pictures.

 

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Due to security concerns, police wouldn't reveal the purpose of the facility. They only said it will be used as a staging and deployment facility. Above, a police van full of supplies, including dozens of zip ties, which are plastic bands used to restrain protesters.

 

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Large numbers of police were on the site over the weekend as preparations were underway ahead of the G20 Summit on June 26-27.

 

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Police on bicycles enter the property, located at 629 Eastern Ave., east of Carlaw Avenue.

 

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The former Toronto Film Studios has a number of small and mid-sized studios on site.

 

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A police van exits onto Eastern Avenue from the secured premises of the police staging site.

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