In the wake of the Manchester Arena suicide bombing, Toronto’s Air Canada Centre (ACC) will be increasing security. While Toronto Police say there is no reason to believe there is an increased level of threat in Canada, more security staff will be present at upcoming events.
The ACC has not released details of other forms of security measures, but says it will work with local and national law enforcements to ensure the safety of its patrons. The venue has seen a significant security increase in recent years, including bomb-sniffing dogs and walk-through metal detectors.
ACC goers should expect an increase in security this Friday and Saturday at The Weeknd’s scheduled concert. The ACC is not alone in its security increase, fans at Toronto’s BMO Field and Rogers Centre should also expect heightened security at future sports events.
The attack from Monday night claimed the lives of 22 victims, and injured 59 others. The bombing was also the worst terror attack on Britain since the bombing in central London in 2005.