Occupy Wall Street is given the boot; Rob Ford follows suit by serving Occupy Toronto an eviction notice

Occupy Wall Street is given the boot; Rob Ford follows suit by serving Occupy Toronto an eviction notice

Eviction notice from the City of Toronto (Image: Kevin Hamilton) 

The city said it would make its move on Occupy Toronto sometime this week, and Rob Ford offered yesterday that the protesters at St. James Park would be given notice “soon.” But with the PR motive for playing nice with the protesters essentially evaporated—after other Canadian cities cleared out their own Occupy movements and, most importantly, New York City forced Occupy Wall Street protesters out of Zuccotti Park early this morning—the city decided the time had arrived to serve Occupy Toronto with an eviction notice of its own. Back in New York, there are already reports that Wall Street protesters will be allowed back into the park (albeit without tents and their belongings). But we’re guessing the last thing Ford wants is for the Toronto eviction to be temporary. Follow Toronto Now for ongoing coverage [Toronto Star] »