Mayor of No Where
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Mayor of No Where

mayoroftentcity.jpgIn Ontario, a hamlet, dispersed rural community or other small centre is the smallest form of municipal government (must have 45 voting persons to constitute hamlet). When a community grows to over 100 persons, it may form a village. A town thereafter. When population is greater than 10,000 permanent residents, a town becomes a city. Toronto’s Tent City fell under the none of the above categories, but was a qualified city nonetheless. Tonight, the Mayor of the unrecognized city, Karl Schmidt, gives a brief talk about tenure as mayor and the housing revolution he helped cultivate in downtown Toronto following the screening of the documentary in his honour, The Mayor of Tent City. The doc gets comment from Tent City citizens, homeless-helper Jack Layton and late historian Pierre Berton. Starts at the NOW Lounge tonight at 7 p.m.