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- Councillor Mark Grimes (Ward 6, Etobicoke-Lakeshore) thinks the City should look into launching a bid to host the 2026 World Cup—presumably because making a bid for a large-scale sporting event is generally easy and straightforward, and planning a large-scale sporting event is usually easy and hassle free.
- Councillor Adam Vaughan (Ward 20, Trinity-Spadina) has slightly more modest sports-related dreams: he’d like to see Toronto welcome a state-of-the-art cricket stadium. “It’s not a lot of money; it’s basically reorganizing baseball diamonds,” he says.
- In City Hall news, today Rob Ford voted against (a) naming a Toronto street after Nelson Mandela, and (b) congratulating Canada’s Paralympic and Olympic athletes. Councillor Gord Perks (Ward 14, Parkdale–High Park) commented, “Some of us are worried that his button is stuck and he’s too shy to ask for it to be fixed.” It seems something went wrong, because Ford later said he’d made a mistake, and asked that the votes be reopened. Council denied his request.