The remaining security preparations, including blast-resistant window film, are being put up downtown as people begin vacating it for the upcoming G20 summit.

Workers from Convenience Group Inc. were putting up the thin clear material outside the Solaris jewelry store at the TD Canada Trust towers yesterday. The coating helps to hold glass together in case of shattering, reducing the possibility of flying shards and injuries.

Statues and signs around First Canadian Place have been boarded up with plywood to protect them from potential vandalism. Decorative flower pots have also been removed along Bay Street.

Police officers were already stationed around downtown as a precaution. Dozens of York region police officers congregated in front of the Royal Bank tower near Wellington Avenue and Bay Street yesterday morning, waiting for their day’s assignments to be relayed by radio.

“We’re on a need-to-know basis,” said one officer.

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