G20 sees arts events cancelled, seats empty

Dutch violinist André Rieu, seen here performing on NBC's "Today" show, cancelled his Toronto concert. (Peter Kramer/NBC/AP Photo/Canadian Press)

By CBC News

G20 closures and disruptions left little room for fun in the Toronto area this weekend, with last-minute cancellations affecting some arts events and others rendered inaccessible because of transit woes.

Dutch violinist André Rieu and his orchestra nixed a concert at the Air Canada Centre on Saturday on the advice of police.

"What a sad moment! We all [were] ready for a concert in Toronto," Rieu wrote on his Twitter account. "The police closed all roads so nobody could come to the hall. We had to leave."

He has rescheduled the concert for December.

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