"Toronto would be ready to host the G20 summit of world leaders if Ottawa chooses to move the meeting here, says Mayor David Miller. Speculation has grown this week that the event will be moved here from Huntsville, because the rural Ontario town cannot handle the security and hotel needs of the delegations. Even though such a gathering would bring heightened security, road closings and possibly large groups of protesters, Miller said Toronto would be able to handle it. "We're not going to turn into an armed fortress," he said Friday. Toronto is a major conference-hosting city that has just opened the new Allstream Centre at Exhibition Place meant to hold meetings of this scale, he said. "If the G20 is here, we will be known all around the world. We are a place that can host the world because we have the world here," he added."
...and just in case you haven't heard enough about the benefits of holding the G20 meeting in Toronto from Mayor David Miller, here's a quick quote from another newspaper article on May 22nd, 2010:
"After taking several questions on security preparations, Tourism Toronto president David Whitaker (on a promotional tour of Washington D.C. with Mayor David Miller) sought to steer journalists back to a discussion about "celebrating" what the city had to offer. "There's a tug of war between the story being the protests, of the story being the agenda of the G20 or the story being the story of the host community celebrating what we are very very proud of," he admonished reporters. "It's a real tug of war for hearts and minds and you are helping shape that story. I encourage you professionally and respectfully to have a balanced approach to that story.""
One thing is for certain, it would appear that David Miller and his minions are not prophets.