During an appearance on CBC’s Metro Morning on Tuesday, Councillor Doug Ford (Ward 2, Etobicoke North) discussed his ideas for Toronto’s Port Lands, which revolve around building a giant Ferris wheel, a monorail, and, crucially, a “mega mall,” with “a Nordstrom’s, a Bloomingdale’s, and a Macy’s.”
Metro Morning host Matt Galloway asked Ford why Toronto would want “something like a mega mall” on its waterfront.
Ford’s response: “For the downtown core, really there’s only one place to shop right now, and that’s the Eaton Centre. And studies show that we need more opportunities to get out there and shop and start stirring the economy. Don’t tell my wife that, and my four girls, because they shop enough, Matt.”
Torontoist contributor Jaime Woo would never dream of telling Karla, Krista, Kayla, Kara, and Kyla Ford (those being the names of the wife and four daughters, in descending age order) that there aren’t enough places to shop downtown. Because, as this song he wrote the lyrics to—embedded above—demonstrates, there are.