Toronto’s police chief says he expects to come in under budget on his portion of security for the G20 Summit, but that doesn’t impress some MPs still stunned by the size of that budget.

Bill Blair told a House of Commons committee Thursday that he budgeted $124.8 million to keep Toronto streets safe during the June summit. A big portion of that was to fly in, accommodate and pay about 2,000 cops from across the country.

The hefty tab does not include policing by the Ontario Provincial Police and the RCMP, which had even higher costs.

Overall, the G20 in Toronto and the G8 in Huntsville are estimated to have cost about $1.3 billion.

“We’re reeling, we’re staggering to understand how you can spend that amount of money,” said New Democrat MP Pat Martin.