Pro-Leafs road closures on Yonge Street: Ford campaign politely silent
Planning on travelling down Yonge Street tonight? Don’t bother. In celebration of the Maple Leafs home opener, Yonge will be closed between Gerrard and Richmond. As Toronto gets ready to celebrate the beginning of another probably-losing season by closing down a major thoroughfare, we have to wonder: what does Rob Ford—famously against shutting down streets for sporting events—think about this? (We’re not alone.)
Ford has struck a blow against all forms of traffic obstacles, whether they’re streetcars or for charity marathons. (Ford isn’t above participating in some marathons though.) So the fact that almost a kilometre of Toronto’s spine is going to be blocked to cars to watch the Leafs game poses an interesting dilemma—what will win out, Ford’s love of sport or his hatred of road obstructions?
We asked Ford campaign spokesperson Adrienne Batra, who said, “I’m not going to wade in to that.” We’d like to know if there’s a hard and fast rule for what kind of road closures Ford is for and against, but it looks like the campaign isn’t going to comment, especially with the risk of alienating Leafs fans so close to election day.
8 thoughts on “Pro-Leafs road closures on Yonge Street: Ford campaign politely silent”
Exactly! As long as it serves HIS purposes, he’s all for it. Shows that his campaign is purely ideologically driven.
Ford’s an indit and anymore who supports him is even more stupid.
oops… make that IDIOT
Ford’s going to lose. the Downtown vote will make sure of that and the Suburbanites that whine about being inconvenienced in their SUV’s can go suck it.
the downtowners can not be bothered to vote he only needs the suburbs
Rob Ford has the taxpayers and the whole of Toronto to represent. Shutting down streets for special interest groups has to be thought out. Rob, as usual is taking on the heavy lifting in the ongoing debate about what it means to live in Toronto.
The only “heavy lifting” Rob Ford is taking on, “Dirk” is lumbering himself around town. Rob, as usual, is all about Rob…period. The man’s a doofus who will fracture this City and make Sarah Palin an honourary Torontonian. No-one on Council will work with him (well, Mammolitti will try to in the most embarrassing display of pandering I’ve seen which will get him nowhere with Ford who sneered when hearing about his “support”…) so that will get us nowhere…fast. Toronto is headed for the crapper if this blustering ignoramus wins this election. I wouldn’t be surprised if they’ve consulted that evil “architect” Karl Rove who orchestrated “Dubya’s” victory and led to the worst eight years in the history of the good ole US of A. Karl and Rob could be kissin’ cousins…they even kinda look alike. <<>> ANYONE BUT FORD…that’s our new mantra, Toronto. ANYONE.
Making fun of Rob Fords weight Don Mitchell? What… are you in grade four? Its naive thinking like Mr. Mitchell’s that has gotten Toronto into the jackpot it is presently in. “Doofus”? Oh Don, that kind of name calling is going to keep you in at recess.
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