Toronto Councillor Joe Mihevc says the city’s Caribbean Carnival is safe despite violence that left one person dead and several others wounded. “This is a very safe event,” said Mihevc, Councillor for St. Paul’s (Ward 21), the city council liaison to the carnival, formerly known as CARIBANA..
He said a detailed security review of the festival is done each year and that security includes on-duty Toronto Police officers as well as five different private security firms. He said the Carnival bands also have their own security.
“This is a strongly policed event for obvious reasons. It’s a very important event, and we want to keep it safe and secure,” Mihev told reporters here.