G8/20 Summitacular Liveblog: Day Two

A police officer patrols outside Royal Bank Plaza in Toronto's financial district on Thursday. (Chris Young/Canadian Press)

By Kady O'Malley, CBC News

omalley-kady-52.jpgPreviously on the G8/20 Summitacular liveblog: We came, we saw and ... yes, I think it's safe to say we conquered the international media centre. We gazed in unexpectedly affectionate at the now iconic fake lake, partook of the seemingly endless buffets and, in general, settled into our new -- if temporary -- digs at the International Broadcast Centre. By the end of the day, it felt like we'd been there forever. 

Today, however, the G8 portion of the much-anticipated summitacular gets underway for real. Delegate/NGO press conferences! Official briefings!  A visit by International Trade Minister Peter Van Loan! Pool footage of President Obama's arrival! Karl Rove! 

Check back at 9am for full coverage from the IBC and beyond. 

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