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Mapping the Toronto G20: The security zones


The downtown Toronto core will be turned into a multi-level security zone during the G20 summit.

The area around the Metro Toronto Convention Centre will have controls that limit pedestrian and vehicle traffic.

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A large security zone will encompass the downtown core bordered on Spadina Avenue to the west, King Street to the north, Yonge Street on the east and Lake Shore Blvd. to the south. Inside this zone, police could stop traffic, check on people's destinations and making enquiries of motorists, but there will not be second security fencing.

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A three-metre high fence will go up starting June 7 for the G20 Summit. The public will be allowed to move freely throughout the fenced permieter until the evening of June 25th. Toronto Police will be able to control access if security reasons dictate.

Torontonians who live and work in the area have been offered registration cards to facilitate passage through security checkpoints.

Members of the public who do not have registration cards will be allowed through as long as they can articulate a specific purpose and destination and produce photo identification.

Updated: June 15 (The fence borders are subject to change).

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East: The easternmost edge of the fence will run along Bay Street between Wellington St. and Front Street, skirting Union Station, which will remain open. The fence will run south on York Street, on the western edge of Union. The fence will be run west on Bremner Blvd. before turning south on Simcoe Street.

South: The southermost border of the fence will run along Lake Shore Blvd. before turning north on a Rogers Centre access road before taking a jog west on Bremner Blvd. The fence splits at John Street and Lake Shore and it runs north around the east side of the Rogers Centre ending at Front Street.

West: The western perimeter of the fence briefly turns north on Navy Wharf Court before cutting back towards the west side of the Rogers Centre. afterskirting the Rogers Centre, the fence meets Blue Jays Way and heads north. The fence takes a turn east along Front Street, turns north on Windsor St. and runs north to Wellington.

North: The fence will run along Wellington Street from Windsor Street to Bay Street.

Tearing down the wall: The fence should start coming down on June 28th.

The Westin Harbour Castle located at the foot of Yonge Street and Queen's Quay, will get its own fence.

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