Extra, Extra: The Mayor's Hot, Explosive New Roles
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Extra, Extra: The Mayor’s Hot, Explosive New Roles

  • Some clever marketer made the link between Rob Ford and feeling overheated and placed our mayor’s visage on a bottle of Rob Ford Garlic Hot Sauce. Torontoist photographer Corbin Smith spotted the product yesterday afternoon at Blue Banana in Kensington Market.
  • Street artists have transformed our mayor into a variety of characters in their work, from Humpty Dumpty to Tweedledum, but this holiday season Rob Ford will play a cannon doll in The Nutcracker. The Star‘s David Rider tweeted today about the mayor’s cameo appearance in the National Ballet of Canada production.
  • The idea of installing suicide prevention barriers in Toronto’s subway system has long been debated. Some say it would be too costly and too complicated, but in March 2010 the TTC recommended that barriers be added to the capital budget within the next four years. An Atlantic Cities article on subway suicide prevention barriers notes that the idea has yet to catch on in North America, though Mexico City is making headway.
  • Last week everyone was talking about the results of a survey that found Toronto was the least-liked city in Canada. Why don’t they like us? Because we’re unfriendly? Too big? Dangerous? In this Globe story from the weekend, Marcus Gee tries to talk the rest of Canada out of hating Toronto.

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