Where The Fence'll Go, Where Most Traffic Won't, And Where You'd Be Wise to Avoid During the G20
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Where The Fence’ll Go, Where Most Traffic Won’t, And Where You’d Be Wise to Avoid During the G20


This morning, the Integrated Security Unit—who we have to admit have a great name—announced their “Traffic/Perimeter Plans” for June 26 and 27’s G20 summit.
The black line above surrounds the area that a ten-foot-high fence will enclose (the “Security Perimeter”); the blue surrounds the area that police will only allow selected traffic through (the “Traffic Zone”).
For the perimeter, note the plans:

The fence will be erected in the weeks leading up to the Summit. The Toronto Police Service hopes that members of the public will be able to move freely throughout the fenced perimeter until the evening of Friday, June 25, 2010. However, the Toronto Police Service will have the ability to control access to this area in the days leading up to June 25 if security reasons dictate such control.
Torontonians who live and work within this area have been offered a Registration Card in order to facilitate quick passage through the security checkpoints that will be part of the Toronto Police Service security perimeter.
Members of the public who have not received a Registration Card or who do not live or work in the area but require access into the security perimeter will have to present a piece of photo identification and clearly articulate a specific purpose and destination to be allowed through. This process may take some time and those seeking access into the security perimeter are asked to exercise patience when doing so.

The Star reports that the fence will start to go up on June 7.
For the larger traffic zone:

This perimeter is not a fence; it is the point at which vehicular traffic will engage with a Toronto Police Service officer.
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Anyone living, working or having a specific purpose and destination within this perimeter will not be denied access. However, this engagement with officers may take some time and those seeking access are asked to exercise patience when doing so.

And that’s all just the beginning.

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