Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th President of the United States on Wednesday under unprecedented security measures.
There are still massive security concerns after a mob of Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol on January 6. The city centre is essentially on lockdown with streets blocked, high fencing installed and tens of thousands of National Guard and other law enforcement officers stationed around the area.
Secret Service has also increased security in and around the Capitol a week early in preparation.
North of the border, the events of the last few weeks have not gone unnoticed.
In a letter sent out on Wednesday, the Legislative Protection Service at Queen’s Park said security measures are being put in place out of an “abundance of caution.”
They say they’ll be increasing “police and security presence in the city and Queen’s Park specifically, citing the recent events in Washington coupled with the Inauguration.
In an email statement to CityNews, Toronto Police say while there has been “no identified threat to public safety,” they will continue to monitor security issues “not just in Toronto, but around the world, to mitigate the potential risks to pubic safety,” adding that “the TPS will have uniformed police officers on patrol throughout the downtown area on Wednesday.”
Small rallies broke out in front of the U.S. Consulate in downtown Toronto to show support for President Donald Trump on the day of rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol.