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Friday, April 29, 2022

Policing Approach Ahead of This Weekend’s Demonstrations and Protests,
Friday, April 29, 2022, 10:30 a.m.,
Chief Ramer to Update Media

On Friday, April 29, 2022, at 10:30 a.m., in the Media Gallery of Toronto Police Headquarters, Chief of Police James Ramer will update the media and public on the Service's plans for this weekend.

As the city prepares for multiple protests and demonstrations in the downtown core, the Service anticipates traffic delays and some road closures to ensure public safety.

The news conference will be broadcast through Dome Productions and will be live-streamed on YouTube.

Media may participate in this news conference virtually or in-person.

Virtual attendance must be confirmed by emailing Constable Caroline de Kloet, at for the WebEx link. Please note a meeting invitation must be requested for every news conference. Previously issued links will not provide access.

The meeting will open at 10:00 a.m., and logins will close at 10:25 p.m.

Instructions to join the video conference:

You can use a desktop computer, an iOS, or Android device to join the meeting. For best user experience, we suggest downloading the WebEx Meet app to your mobile device (phone or tablet).

Please do not simply call into the meeting. For best results, and to avoid audio issues, media need to enter the meeting through a computer or via the mobile app.

1. Attach a wired headset
2. Using your device, click on the meeting number to join the meeting
3. In the “Name” field, enter your first and last name and your media outlet
4. Click the Join Meeting button
5. If on a desktop, the meeting will prompt you to connect audio and video
a. Select Audio Connection
i. Choose “Call Using Computer" from the dropdown menu
b. Select Video Connection
i. Choose “No Video” from the dropdown menu
c. Click more options (below audio connection info)
d. Click test to hear speaker audio
e. Speak to view microphone volume
f. Click okay
6. Click the Connect Audio button

Upon entering the meeting, you will be automatically muted. We will do a roll call in advance of the meeting start time to perform an audio check with each participant. If you wish to ask a question, please click the hand icon to raise your hand (it will turn blue). You will be placed in queue and called by name and outlet when it's your turn.

When you are called on, the moderator will send a request to you to unmute your mic. Please unmute your mic at this time. You can ask one question and one follow up. Once you have asked your question you will be muted again.

Please note that, for the safety of employees and visitors, all persons entering Toronto Police Service headquarters must go through security screening. You are not required to submit to screening. You may leave at any time but, if you do not consent to this screening, you will be denied entry. Thank you for your cooperation.

Connie Osborne, Corporate Communications