And they're off!
John Godfrey joins Martha Hall Findlay in the race, with Belinda Stronach about to throw her elegrant chapeau in the ring presently.
And Carolyn Bennett.
And Maurizio Bevilacqua.
Ken Dryden won't be far behind.
Michael Ignatieff, of course.
And Bob Rae will be the 800-pound gorilla that squashes them all.
It would be easier at this point to name the GTA Liberals who aren't running or thinking of doing so.
Holding the leadership convention in Montreal is just for appearances. Having it at the Air Canada Centre where all the top contenders can get there from home on the TTC or GO bus would just be too blatantly obvious.
This is the new Liberal Party of Canada, folks, representing Canadians from Pickering to Oakville, and from Newmarket to Harbourfront.