Along with the G20 came millions of dollars in government expenditure, disruption to the city which no cost can be put on and numerous protests. Protestors came out to exercise their rights and show that they were not in agreement with the choice of the government to host the summit. In response to this, the government increased the powers of the authorities and this meant that the civil liberties of citizens were greatly limited. Numerous arrests took place for activities which were not illegal, and as a result of the anger that protestors had, many local businesses were also vandalized. The government refused to compensate the businesses, and refused to acknowledge the loss of civil liberties.
Throughout the last few weeks of June 2010, Toronto proved to be a city that failed its people. The animosity that swept the city along with the road closures, U of T being closed for a week and cell phone signal disruptions were no doubt a horrible start to the summer of 2010. One can hope that this horrific occurrence is taken as something that lessons are learned from, and one which prevents anything similar from occurring in the future.