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Plague of election signs takes over Toronto

Plague of election signs takes over Toronto

As of 12:01 this morning, candidates for municipal office can officially put their signs up all over Toronto (and keep them there until October 28, when they have to be removed). Like locusts, this plague will pass quickly through the city, and by the end, all we’ll be left with is the lamentations of the victims: the losing campaigns, and anyone who has to figure out how to fit the sign into a recycling bin.

The campaigns apparently got right to work in the very early morning, with the Rocco Rossi campaign tweeting that volunteers were up all night in a bizarre, less hipster-y version of Nuit Blanche. (Presumably there’s also less corporate sponsorship.) This will, of course, inevitably be followed by speculation next week about which candidates are winning the sign war. Look for these stories in the middle of the week, when us media types will have run out of new things to say.

Torontolife.com readers have been forewarned, of course, thanks to the roundup of campaign signs a few weeks ago. About the only important difference is that there’s one less candidate to study, since Sarah Thomson left the race. (If this pic is to be believed, the Joe Pantalone campaign has made some minor changes to its sign since our post went up.) Of course, that too could change over the next week: there’s always more room on the also-ran bench.

• Campaign signs invade Toronto [Toronto Star]

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