Recent jewelry heists in Cannes, France, have prompted an increase in security for the Toronto International Film Festival movie premieres, to ensure celebrities’ jewelry, often on loan from major brands, are safely returned to their insured owners.
On the red carpet, outside Roy Thomson Hall and other TIFF venues, private bodyguards are used to protect stars launching films, and security costs this week include precious gem transport and guarding, Hollywood Reporter notes.
However, security experts caution Toronto is less valuable to jewel thieves and armed attacks than the French Riviera and Cannes’ Croisette promenade, where such jewelry is more frequently on display.
Read more about this year's jewelry heists in Cannes:
$1M Worth of Jewels Stolen from Cannes Hotel
Robber Steals $53 Million Worth of Jewels in Cannes