Police presence in the Entertainment District
- June 20, 2010 11:11 AM |
- By G20 Street Team
A line of police stand with riot gear in Toronto. Increased security is in preparation for the the upcoming G8 and G20 Summits. (Carolyn Kaster/Associated Press)
By Rod Beattie, G20 citizen blogger
Busy Saturday night! Heavy police presence on the street, but if you stood at our door a few years ago when the clubs were in greater numbers their presence in the Entertainment District was increased.
Traffic and transit delays (both G20 and Much Music Awards) caused the staff that didn't plan ahead to be late. Everything seemed pretty typical for a summer Saturday night.
The only thing that reminded me of the G20 was this morning about 10 a.m. when I passed eight uniformed RCMP with a Toronto officer as I was getting my morning coffee.
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