David Miller’s speech on how aweseome Toronto is gets cancelled due to lack of interest

David Miller’s speech on how aweseome Toronto is gets cancelled due to lack of interest

David Miller in happier times (Image: Tsar Kasim) 

Oh, the perils of being a lame duck. Mayor David Miller was scheduled to speak before the Canadian Club next Wednesday on how great the city of Toronto has been under his watch. But it looks like we’ll never know. The speech has been cancelled due to lack of interest. According to the Toronto Star, only 19 people bought tickets.

To wit, Miller’s Oct. 13 luncheon speech to the Canadian Club of Toronto at the Fairmont Royal York, titled “Our Magnificent City”, has been cancelled because of poor ticket sales. According to the email below, obtained by the Star, only 19 people ponied up the cash. The announcement disappeared from the club’s website on Wednesday.

Now, if Miller’s office had really wanted to drum up attendance it would have waited until next week’s speech to give Joe Pantalone an endorsement instead of doing it yesterday. But before anyone thinks that the endorsement of a mayor who can’t sell more than 19 tickets isn’t great for Team Pantalone, Miller is speaking before a sold-out crowd of 160 on Thursday. In London, Ontario. If this keeps up, they really will take Queen’s Park away from us.

• Mayor Miller speech scrapped after only 19 tickets sold [Toronto Star]
• For David, hardly Miller time [Globe and Mail]