I produced a map yesterday intended as an online equivalent of a graphic designed for the paper, showing various features of the security arrangements for the G20 (including a rumoured detention facility in Leslieville).
The federal government released a document today outlining airspace restrictions during the summits. The two affected zones are circles with a 15 nautical mile* radius centred on a point east of Huntsville and another around Dundas West and Royal York Road. The Toronto area covers more or less all of the city, and quite a lot of the 905.
The regulations forbid most forms of aviation, broadly defined, including parasailing and kite-flying. The small print is here (pdf).
The reasoning behind the kite rule isn't obvious - my own kite-flying has posed a rather limited risk to national security (or so it seemed at the time). It also isn't clear whether there's any serious will to enforce this, but I guess we may find out.
Two locations are described as 'Bremner and Lakeshore,' an intersection that doesn't exist as such. Openfile.ca journalist Bethany Horne also picked up on this. Both of us ended up with a best guess as to the intended location.
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