To call it a media horde would be an understatement.
An encampment of TV cameras, reporters and microphones has been set up outside the Elgin Street Courthouse in Ottawa for the trial of Senator Mike Duffy.
I've spent a lot of time in this courthouse over the last 12 or so years covering murder trials, terror cells and more and I've never seen anything like this.
Duffy's arrival on scene was met with a throng of cameramen walking backwards, reporters yelling out questions asking "The Old Duff" how he felt.
Duffy made no comment, his lawyer told reporters they would say what needed to be said in court.
Inside the courthouse, the room where the trial will be held is packed to capacity, an overflow room has been set up accommodate the media and onlookers.
Duffy faces 31 charges related to living and other expenses charged to the Senate that prosecutors say is worth a little more than $90,000.
The former broadcaster maintains he is innocent and the trial will prove that.