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I think in part because you were only looking for some information, and not for anything like a CFAT or medical or interview, that was why you were largely ignored as you say. Most of the basic information for the CAF is on their website, and there are forums like this for more information from active members as well as former members of the CAF.I've only been into one recently, a few months ago, looking for some information. I was just passing by and thought I'd drop in to get some up to date info for a friend's kid.
It was kind of like locking in and out of a correctional facility, with a 'stab vest equipped' security guard at the front door talking you through the entry procedures through a glass cage, although a physical search wasn't involved.
I hung around for about 15 minutes, while being largely ignored, so left empty handed as I had a meeting to get to.
If I'd had no previous experience with the military, which I do, I would not be looking forward to going back.
Also the CFRC Toronto is in a highly populated, well-known city and thus the risk of attack from radicalized, aggressive, or discomfited individuals is higher than say a CFRC in Manitoba or Saskatchewan, hence the stricter security measures. I'm sure that the CFRC Ottawa has even stricter measures than Toronto, so we ar e by no means the average for high security procedures.