He may no longer be president, but Bill Clinton can still draw a crowd.

Hundreds lined up in the cold to meet the former United States president in Toronto Monday, as he signed copies of his latest book Back to Work at the Indigo bookstore in Manulife Centre.

Despite his impressive resume, Clinton says he’s happy with his current gig.

“I don’t really miss it (being president) most days because I love the work I’ve done…So I’m just trying to help now. I want Americans to be optimistic, it’s the best thing for Canada,” Clinton said.

Organizers began to hand out 1,000 wristbands at 8 a.m., which was none too soon for Neil Duffy.

“It’s exciting to see a former president,” said Duffy, who had been lining up since 6 a.m.

“It’s not every day you have the opportunity to meet someone as famous and influential as Bill Clinton. I went to university for history and it’s exciting to meet the people you learn about.”

Later Monday night, Clinton delivered the keynote speech at the Ontario Economic Summit at Massey Hall.