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Vandalist: Fordzilla

Once a week, Vandalist features some of the most interesting street art and graffiti from around Toronto. You should contribute.
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BY:   Justin Pape
LOCATION:   Kensington Market and Queen Street West
PHOTOS BY:   Scott Snider (top left and right) and Connie Tsang (bottom)
FIELD NOTES:   With Stephen Harper and Rob Ford seemingly reigning supreme, it’s easy to imagine a Toronto without adequate funding for, among other things, art, public transit, and safe streets for cycling. This ‘Fordzilla’ series, which depicts a “cartoon glutinous Rob Ford eating things he would like to remove from the city,” also serves as a reminder that, no matter what happens, we will always have paint, walls, and voices. (Here is a delightful video of the artist in action.)


CORRECTION: May 7, 8:38 AM Photo credit goes to Scott Snider, not Scott Snyder, as we originally wrote.

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  • http://ZachBussey.com/ Zach

    They kept it real though! I see no signs of gravy. Lol.

  • http://twitter.com/Tedhealey Dead Robot

    Come on you Toronto Vandalists! This will take him all of 2 minutes to clean. He might not even break a sweat!

  • http://twitter.com/Tedhealey Dead Robot

    Though, he may eat the leftover paste…

  • tyrannosaurus_rek

    “He might not even break a sweat!”

    You're being too generous.

    Has l'il Robby Ford ever stepped foot in Kensington Market, I wonder…

  • HotDang

    I saw him campaigning at a pedestrian sunday once. He's even fatter in person.

  • http://twitter.com/trogman Tony Lau

    I watched a dozen Ford's speech videos on YouTube yesterday regarding his stance on Bicycle. Although he is not enthusiastic about cycling, I can't find any fact that he's AGAINST cycling in Toronto. He seems to be against “Bike lanes”, but he supports “Separated Bike Path”. If you have read books/articles from John Forester (father of vehicular cycling), John is also against the idea of Bike lanes, and has very strong points on why he think so. Anyway, Ford also expressed concern with safely of cyclist on the road while complaining about bicycle interfering with road traffic, but is he asking people not to ride bicycle on the road? I am sure he's against graffiti, but bicycle? I don't think he is, or at least he won't dare. One of the Youtube videos my opinion based is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v

  • http://twitter.com/tineaux tineaux

    He has voted in city council against every motion bike-infrastructure/bike budget related including Bixi.

  • tyrannosaurus_rek

    Ironically? Pedestrian Sunday blocks the streets to cars! Was he campaigning to get rid of it?

  • tyrannosaurus_rek

    Ironically? Pedestrian Sunday blocks the streets to cars! Was he campaigning to get rid of it?