Community Update #4 (March 11)

Community Update #4 (March 11)

A message from Orville Wallace, Executive Director, Community Safety

The safety of our community is the top priority for my team, and I’d like to extend my thanks to everyone who has exercised patience and respect since the labour disruption began.

I’d like to take the opportunity to reiterate our advice, sent to the community on Feb 27,  asking that students, faculty and staff continue to display patience, be respectful, and remain calm when coming across the picket lines.

Throughout the disruption, my team has worked with CUPE 3903 to maintain open lines of communication, provide security support at picket lines, encourage clear guidelines for picketing, and help coordinate traffic delays.

Where there is any physical presence or blockade that impacts on City of Toronto streets, the Toronto Police Service does have a role as blocking city streets is not permitted.  We have shared a proposed picket protocol with CUPE 3903 that would ensure picketers can safely express their views, while allowing traffic to flow.

For information about campus safety and operations, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions page.