WARMINGTON: Beefed up security turns City Hall into gated fortress

Article Link: https://torontosun.com/news/local-news/warmington-beefed-up-security-turns-city-hall-into-gated-fortress

Discussion posted by: David McNamara

Nothing says “safe city” like the guarded wall of electronic security inside City Hall. At a time of record shootings, Mayor John Tory and city councillors insist Toronto is a safe city. Well, with the implementation of airport-style security screening at City Hall, it’s certainly now safer for them. Toronto’s municipal headquarters has become a gated fortress, thanks to $350,000 from taxpayers. “Visitors to Toronto City Hall must go through a visitor screening — including a walk-through metal detector — upon entering the building, before being granted access to the rotunda, property tax counters, elevators, council floors, committee rooms, or the building and planning customer service counters,” states Toronto’s website.