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New security measures could be coming to city hall

Mayor John Tory’s executive committee will soon be debating enhanced security measures at city hall, including the possibility of installing metal detectors at the downtown building.

In a report posted online, city staff outline a number of measures that could help make city hall more secure, including “patron screening,” which could involve metal detectors, bag checks, and x-ray machines.

The idea of increasing security at Toronto city hall came after Canada’s domestic terrorism threat level was increased from low to medium on Oct. 1, 2014.