Get ready for security checks during G20 summit

Getting home will become a lot more complicated for residents of 33 University Ave. The 28-storey financial district condominium is the only residential building slated to be stuck inside a fenced security perimeter when the G20 summit touches down in Toronto next month. The only way in and out will be through police checkpoints. “It’s […]

Harper to reveal G8, G20 agendas at Davos forum

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has travelled to Davos, Switzerland to attend the World Economic Forum, where world leaders will brainstorm the best way to combat the current financial challenges facing the global economy. Harper will spend the next day and a half in Davos, where he will mingle with business executives, other world leaders and […]

Toronto hotel association says G20 summit will be economic boom for city

The president of the Greater Toronto Hotel Association says the G20 summit will be an economic boon for the city. Terry Mundel says the event next June will mean up to $17 million in hotel room revenue alone, and that doesn’t count food, beverages and entertainment. He estimates there will be 40,000 to 50,000 “hotel […]

Toronto confirmed as G20 summit destination

Prime Minister Stephen Harper confirmed today that Toronto will host the G20 summit on June 26 and 27, 2010. He made the announcement in South Korea, which will host a second G20 summit in Seoul, in November. The initial plan was to hold the Group of Eight summit in Huntsville, Ont., and the second, larger […]