TRCA staff not cool with Rob Ford buying the (now infamous) land near his house

TRCA staff not cool with Rob Ford buying the (now infamous) land near his house

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Toronto and Region Conservation Authority officials hinted that its board shouldn’t allow Rob Ford to buy that notorious bit of parkland next to his house when it votes on the sale this Friday. (The Fords want the land to protect themselves from aggressive reporters create a buffer between the house and property line due to safety concerns, though expanding their house could also be a motivation.) In a report released late last week, TRCA staff wrote that selling the plot would go against the city’s official plan and conservation policies, though they raised the possibility of a short-term lease to the Fords. And guess who wrote the story for the Toronto Star? One undeterred Daniel Dale. [Toronto Star]