High demand for paid-duty officers is putting a strain on Toronto police and event organizers

Marathons. Music festivals. Street parties. Parades. Movie shoots. Cranes.

Toronto has no shortage of events and signs that herald a vibrant global city, yet, they come with traffic, crowd control and public safety challenges.

A hefty price tag for paid-duty policing and a limited supply of officers is straining the limits of both police and event organizers, according to a city report that warns it will only become more challenging as the city continues to grow.