Security Message for U.S. Citizens in Toronto: Planned Demonstration

The U.S. Consulate General Toronto informs U.S. citizens that there will be a protest at the U.S. Consulate General onMonday January 30, 2017. The U.S. Consulate General will have limited operations and there will be no Visa or American Citizen Services appointments on January 30, 2017.

Local police will provide uniformed police to monitor the event. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.

We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Canada enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) at STEP enrollment gives you the latest security updates, and makes it easier for the U.S. embassy or nearest U.S. consulate to contact you in an emergency. If you don’t have Internet access, enroll directly with the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.

Regularly monitor the State Department’s website, where you can find current Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and the Worldwide Caution. Read the Country Specific Information for Canada.  For additional information, refer to the “Traveler’s Checklist” on the State Department’s website.

Contact the U.S. embassy or consulate for up-to-date information on travel restrictions.  You can also call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries.  These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays). Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to have travel information at your fingertips.

The U.S. Consulate in Toronto is located at 360 University Ave, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1S4 and is open 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday, telephone number:  416-595-1700.  If you are a U.S. citizen in need of urgent assistance outside of business hours,the emergency after-hours number for the U.S. Consulate Toronto is 416-201-4056.