About the Review
The G20 Summit of world leaders was held in Toronto on June 25 through June 27, 2010. The G20 Summit presented unique policing and security challenges. Various events which took place during the Summit became the focus of public reaction and debate. These events were documented by police and security services, the media, and members of the public.
Pursuant to Ontario’s Police Services Act, the Toronto Police Services Board is responsible for the provision of adequate and effective police services in the City of Toronto. The Toronto Police Service played a lead role, along with other federal, provincial, and municipal agencies, in providing policing and security during the G20 Summit.
The Toronto Police Services Board has determined that it is necessary to conduct an Independent Civilian Review of matters relating to the G20 Summit. The Terms of Reference for the Review direct that the Reviewer should examine issues concerning the role the Board played with respect to the Summit. The Terms of Reference also direct the Reviewer to examine the role played by the Toronto Police Service during the G20 Summit, and to determine whether the plans developed and implemented were adequate and effective for policing of the Summit. The Review’s Terms of Reference can be found here.
On September 23, 2010, the Honourable John W. Morden, a former Associate Chief Justice of Ontario, was appointed by the Toronto Police Services Board to conduct the Review. Upon completion of the Review, a report and recommendations will be presented to the Board.