Crowd scenes: city alert to risks

The city is alert to the risk of random attacks against crowds with concrete blocks protecting street fairs, but they had already started doing these things last year.

I went to the Mont-Royal fair Saturday – perfect weather, a good crowd, but if security was up it was being done discreetly, as it should. The concrete blocks felt like a basic visual barrier against motor traffic, not like a siege wall.

I’ve also updated my old street fairs listing and if anyone has knowledge of events I have not included, please drop me a line. (The intro was initially written for so has a rather detached tourism-y tone.)