Category: Toronto

Naked Gun star Leslie Neilsen passes at age 84

November 29, 2010 by Richard Budman · Leave a Comment


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Muhammad Ali arrives to downtown Toronto hotel on eve of appearing at David Foster fundraiser

November 19, 2010 by Richard Budman · Leave a Comment


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Emmy winner Jim Parsons of Big Bang Theory begins a busy day of Canadian press and interviews

October 7, 2010 by Richard Budman · Leave a Comment


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A spirited Robert Deniro at the 2010 TIFF press conference for STONE also starring Milla Jovovich

September 25, 2010 by Richard Budman · Leave a Comment


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Leah Pinsent plants a big kiss on dad Gordon at annual Canadian Film Centre Barbecue

September 25, 2010 by Richard Budman · Leave a Comment


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Canada’s Next Top Model, Meaghan Waller leads a cast of 15 top Canadian designers for 2010 White Cashmere Collection [PHOTOS]

September 22, 2010 by Richard Budman · Leave a Comment


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William Shatner says hello to director David Cronenberg before greeting thousands at Fan Expo Canada in Toronto

August 29, 2010 by Richard Budman · Leave a Comment


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Marvel comics creator STAN LEE signs autographs for big crowds at Fan Expo Canada in Toronto

August 29, 2010 by Richard Budman · Leave a Comment


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Former Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler in Toronto autographs Appetite For Destruction vinyl

August 6, 2010 by Richard Budman · Leave a Comment


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Celebrity grand marshall Greg Kinnear on way to wave checkered flag for start of Honda Indy Toronto

July 23, 2010 by Richard Budman · Leave a Comment


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Anti-poverty activists occupy Liberal Party Offices at 10 Mary St. in Toronto

July 21, 2010 by Richard Budman · Leave a Comment


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Actors NOAH REID & ALLIE MacDONALD at TIFF press conference announcing 2010 opening night film SCORE: A Hockey Musical

July 16, 2010 by Richard Budman · Leave a Comment


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TIFF co-directors Piers Handling and Cameron Bailey after press conference for SCORE: A Hockey Musical

July 15, 2010 by Richard Budman · Leave a Comment


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The Queen of England arrives at Legislative Buildings of Queen’s Park in Toronto

July 6, 2010 by Richard Budman · Leave a Comment


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Maceo Parker pays homage to friend and playing mentor Ray Charles during 2010 Toronto Jazz Festival

July 3, 2010 by Richard Budman · Leave a Comment


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Canadian blues guitarist Colin James joins Mavis Staples in surprise appearance at TD Toronto Jazz Festival

July 1, 2010 by Richard Budman · Leave a Comment


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Police Cars burn on Queen St. during violent protests on G20 Saturday in Toronto

June 29, 2010 by Richard Budman · Leave a Comment


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Noted activist and protester Julian Ichim is stopped from entering Allan Gardens for G20 demonstrations until searched by Toronto police

June 26, 2010 by Richard Budman · Leave a Comment


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Welcome to the 2010 G20 Summit in Toronto – Police and Security ready, trained and waiting

June 23, 2010 by Richard Budman · Leave a Comment


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Protesters demonstrate in Toronto’s Allan Gardens days ahead of Toronto’s G20 Summit

June 22, 2010 by Richard Budman · Leave a Comment


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BLOG: Shooting the G20 – Was Monday’s first official march in downtown Toronto a taste of darker things to come?

June 21, 2010 by Richard Budman · 2 Comments

Not sure yet what the G20 Summit will bring to Toronto this week. But I hope to walk around the city each day and see what photo opportunities present themselves and write up a daily blog on the impact this huge event is having on the city and it’s peoples.

One obvious photo op every one is chasing is the inevitable showdown between police and protesters. When I decided to check out the first “official” G20 demonstration in Allan Gardens (or “community mobilization” as the protesters like to call it) I didn’t expect a small gathering of demonstrators, police, and media on a beautiful day in the park would spill out onto the streets in the first dramatic displays of the effects of the G20 Summit on the city.

The march and demonstration was relatively peaceful today. The protesters probably numbered at best 200. Number of police, at times, seemed to almost match that. But I did wonder if this demonstration today marching through the downtown core was ten or twenty times larger – I sensed their would have been some destruction and trouble.


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Day started out easy enough. By the called for 2pm start-time, police and media outnumbered the protesters


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It’s when the demonstration started their move to a march that it became interesting for police and media


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At first, it appeared the police were not letting the demonstration march out of Allan Gardens. Protesters talked, cops relented, media recorded.


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Thought it was interesting how the police used their bikes to create a make-shift fence and route the protesters.


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The protest briefly occupied an Esso gas station at Dundas and Church streets. I was surprised that cops NEVER went into the store and intervened.


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Reporters ended up getting their shots. Reporting LIVE! from a protest!


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Showdown! at Sherbourne & Dundas st. Protesters wanted to continue south, police forced the route west onto Dundas st.

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