Toronto anti-Trump event a flop

After all the drama we’ve heard over the past few days about the extensive protests and riots in the United States over the presidential election, the Toronto incarnation was a bit of a let down.

Media tee-up stories predicted 1,000 attendees would show up at Nathan Phillips Square at City Hall on Sunday to denounce president-elect Trump. Reports then adjusted that to “hundreds.” Not quite. Maybe 200 were there. Maybe.

And the number drops again if you knock off that sampling of diverse Canadians standing around the periphery of the event who were there merely to watch the spectacle or, as some of them told me or others around them, actually supported Trump.