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It will be at least two months more before we’ll be seeing a long-awaited team of special constables keeping traffic moving at key downtown Toronto intersections, a city spokesman said Thursday. Eric Holmes said the process to screen, check and hire prospective traffic agents is “rigorous” and “takes time to ensure it’s done in the right way.” He said the hiring is similar to becoming a police officer with extensive background checks required, a process that takes four to six weeks. Candidates are put through in-field and in-class training, which can take up to another eight weeks, he added. Holmes said the plan is still to have 16 traffic agents, two supervisors and one manager.