tiff security

New-look safety barriers on the street at TIFF this year

A new form of security has appeared on the TIFF grounds, in the form of a strange row of triangular plastic. 

Labelled "Rapid Deploy Vehicle Barrier," the safety-yellow strip is meant to be a security measure against a potential vehicular attack, like the one seen on Yonge Street earlier this year that killed 10 and injured 16. 

The barricade is only located at the northwest corner of King and University, and is the only one. The rest of the TIFF Street Festival is lined with the typical concrete barriers and fences (and security guards, and police). 

It appears the object is shaped in a way that prevents someone from driving over it, as it would get lodged into the bottom of the vehicle. 

tiff 2018The company labelled on the barrier, Safeguard Perimeter Solutions, specializes in vehicle access control and pedestrian control, including the Rapid Deploy Vehicle barriers, but also gates, signage, bollards, fences, and more. 

Hopefully TIFF will be a celebration of film and all things that film makes great, and there is no cause for concern. If there is, however, it's good to see new measures being taken for film-goer safety. 

Lead photo by

blogTO


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in City

Special weather alert issued for Toronto due to some of the worst air quality in the world

Vote for your favourites in 30 new best of categories

Toronto neighbourhood still shaken by long lockdown in Ontario

People upset after Shoppers Drug Mart in Toronto replaces cashiers with self-checkouts

Toronto loses out to Winnipeg on latest ranking of world's greatest places

Police are now ticketing cyclists for going too fast in a Toronto park

Toronto ferry undergoing major transformation that will be a first for Canada

Someone in Toronto is sending passive aggressive notes telling people how to park