An estimated 60,000 people attended The Boundary’s inaugural open house on Monday night, the most of any group event in the history of the University of Toronto. Ever.
The Boundary's press secretary Shawn Spicer officially reported that the event drew, “the largest audience ever to witness a club event, period, both in person and around the globe.”
Yet Spicer’s claims are being disputed by the elite campus media.
Spicer accused Varsity journalists of reporting inaccurate crowd numbers and using misrepresentative photographs, “to minimize the enormous support” that he claimed the new club enjoyed at its inaugural open house.
“These attempts to lessen the enthusiasm of the inaugural open house are shameful and wrong.”
Head content editor, Kyle Brickman, who spoke at the event said of the issue: "I go on The Varsity and The Strand, and they show an empty room. I'm like, wait a minute. I made a speech. I looked out, the room was, it looked like 50,000, 60,000 people.”