Toronto police displayed photos Wednesday of a "most wanted" list of people they allege took part in violence and vandalism during the G20 protests.

Toronto police displayed photos Wednesday of a "most wanted" list of people they allege took part in violence and vandalism during the G20 protests.


Brendan Kennedy

Staff Reporter

Toronto police detectives tasked with holding vandals to account for the wanton destruction and vandalism that occurred during last summer’s chaotic G20 weekend admit many criminals escaped punishment because they could not be identified — including those who burned two of their police cars.


“There was a lot of people who committed criminal acts who didn’t go on to be apprehended just based on how much of a disguise they were wearing,” says Det. Sgt. Gary Giroux, the lead investigator of the police’s G20 Investigative Team.


The specialized unit has so far made 40 arrests and laid 257 criminal charges for summit-related offences. They also have arrest warrants out for five U.S. citizens, all of whom are in the top 10 of the police’s “G20 Most Wanted,” Giroux said



The five Americans are the only outstanding suspects not yet apprehended, Giroux said, and the unit is no longer actively investigating G20 cases — its detectives having been returned to their regular duties. Police will, however, continue to follow up on new tips.

But Giroux admits some of the vandals have got away. Police have been unable to identify 17 suspects whose photos have been released through the media on multiple occasions. Countless other offenders, who used Black Bloc tactics to completely conceal their identities, never even became suspects.

Giroux said if Toronto were to hold another event on the scale of the G20, he would like to see a special temporary law to ban the wearing of a disguise at any time.

“If it was illegal for people to disguise themselves — even if it’s just over a seven-day period — if it was illegal to do that, then things would be totally different,” he said.

Under the Criminal Code, wearing a disguise is only illegal while committing an offence.

Established in the immediate aftermath of the G20 summit, the police’s G20 Investigative Team was comprised of senior detectives from a wide range of investigative backgrounds. More than 20 officers and three Crown attorneys were dedicated to the investigation full-time for six months following the summit.

Police compiled more than 500 videos and more than 40,000 photos from the weekend, and relied heavily upon the public’s assistance to both amass evidence and identify suspects. Giroux figures roughly 80 per cent of the photos and videos came from the public.

Among the most visible of the property crimes committed that weekend was the burning of four police cruisers.

The cruisers — two at Queen St. W. and Spadina Ave., and two at King and Bay Sts. — were abandoned when they were set upon by a group of violent protesters, police said. “Tactical disengagement” was the only way to ensure officers’ safety. One officer, Staff Sgt. Graham Queen, was attacked by stick-wielding protesters while he was still in the driver’s seat of his car.

Three people were charged with setting fire to the two police cruisers at Queen and Spadina — two have been found guilty and sentenced; a third is still in pre-trial custody.

Both of the convicted men were intoxicated at the time of the offence, were not politically motivated and confessed to getting caught up in the mob.

Police have not charged anyone with setting fire to the two cruisers at King and Bay, which Giroux says is “obviously disappointing.”

“It was a bit more of a challenge in the area of King and Bay,” he said, adding that the destruction that took place there was “all Black Bloc,” compared to Queen and Spadina, which was more of a “mob mentality.”

Police are still seeking the public’s assistance to identify suspects whose photos are posted on their Facebook page.

G20 Investigative Team Stats




Criminal charges


Convicted of at least one offence


Still before the courts


Had all charges stayed or withdrawn


Arrest warrants for U.S. citizens


Suspects still unknown.

Source: Toronto Police Service





Views: 37

"Destroying the New World Order"



mobile page

12160 Administrators

Doc Vega, Chris of the family Masters, cheeki kea and 3 more were featured


Latest Activity

tjdavis posted a video

Warning! The United States Is BEING DESTROYED From Within | Col. Douglas Macgregor

Colonel Douglas Macgregor shares devastating details about the Ukraine-Russia war, but also outlines the danger facing the United States financial system, go...
6 minutes ago
Doc Vega replied to FREEDOMROX's discussion Infrastructure Bill, now LAW, steals all privacy in your CAR by 2026! China, here we come!
"Two things: They're going to make future cars unaffordable with all these damn gadgets. There…"
11 hours ago
Doc Vega commented on Doc Vega's blog post Paid Government Terrorists Coming for You
"Agreed friend. I remember reading how Germans could ask Germans how they could rationalize being so…"
12 hours ago
FREEDOMROX commented on Ragnarok's video

Australia: 95-year-old taser victim dies in hospital | 7NEWS

"Special place in Hell for heartless cowards that carry out the Stalinist agenda of eliminating the…"
15 hours ago
Sandy posted videos
23 hours ago
Doc Vega's 3 blog posts were featured
23 hours ago
FREEDOMROX's 2 blog posts were featured
23 hours ago
tjdavis's 2 blog posts were featured
23 hours ago
cheeki kea's blog post was featured

Poop Pills For All Your Ills.

Just when you've thought you had heard it all something more disgusting pops up although I'ld…See More
23 hours ago
Burbia commented on Doc Vega's blog post FBI, CIA, and NSA Poised to steal 2024 Election all Over Again
FREEDOMROX favorited Doc Vega's blog post Paid Government Terrorists Coming for You
FREEDOMROX commented on Doc Vega's blog post Paid Government Terrorists Coming for You
"You are seeing the Rise of the New Gestapo... These are the exact same tactics used in Germany.…"
FREEDOMROX posted a discussion
Doc Vega posted blog posts
tjdavis posted videos
tjdavis posted photos
tjdavis favorited Less Prone's photo
Burbia commented on Ragnarok's video
Ragnarok posted a video

Passenger opens exit door during airplane flight in South Korea; 12 injured

A passenger opened an emergency exit door during a plane flight in South Korea on Friday, causing air to blast inside the cabin and slightly injure 12 people...
Burbia commented on cheeki kea's blog post 2025 populations forecast.
"Anybody notice that before Covid-19, the US forecast population was around 70 million? The adjusted…"

© 2023   Created by truth.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

content and site copyright 2007-2019 - all rights reserved. unless otherwise noted