TORONTO, July 26, 2012 /CNW/ - In light of recent media coverage we
wanted to let you know that The 2012 Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean
Carnival is going forward as planned - several events have already
taken place and have been a huge success.
This has been a difficult summer for the City of Toronto as isolated
acts of violence have tragically claimed lives. As Torontonians who
share this city we have all been affected.
The Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival events draw over 1 million people to
Toronto to take part in the festivities and explore and discover this
exceptional multicultural city. It is a positive force that brings
people together in celebration.
As always, the safety and security of participants, spectators and
volunteers is our priority at all times. As part of our annual planning
process, we develop a security plan in consultation with emergency
This year, we have identified and will implement the added precaution of
bag checks for spectators in the grandstand section of the parade
route. This is similar to the bag check performed at major sporting
events or concerts. This initiative complements today's announcement by
the Toronto Police Service of enhanced police presence in the city,
including at our main event.
We will do our utmost to ensure that this year's event will be a safe
one and will continue to take whatever steps we can as festival
organizers to host a fun, vibrant and positive event.
SOURCE: Stephen Weir & Associates
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