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Twitter responds to Ford campaign switch-up

Posted by Aubrey Jax / September 12, 2014

Ford TwitterBreaking: Toronto lost $6.66 trillion worth of labour-hours today as citizens broke free from the shackles of employment to watch the newest landing of the chaos-nado at City Hall / permanently affixed to Rob Ford's drug-enhanced third eye. The Mayor announced he will relinquish his Skeksis-like grip on the crown of Crazy Town due to medical complications, choosing instead to run for city council. Before we were freed from Ford More Years, Doug Ford officially signed on to take Rob's place in the mayoral tragicomedy campaign.

As expected, Twitter (and everyone at your TTC stop) had something to say. Here's what you did instead of work today, Toronto.

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Rob Ford's statement regarding the Toronto election

Posted by Derek Flack / September 12, 2014

Rob Ford StatementEarlier this afternoon, incumbent Rob Ford withdrew from the Toronto mayoral race, paving the way for his brother Doug Ford to run in his place. Shortly thereafter, the mayor announced that he will run for council in his old ward of Etobicoke North. Here is the statement he has released about today's developments.

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Rob Ford will run for city council instead of Mayor

Posted by Derek Flack / September 12, 2014

rob ford ward 2Rob Ford will remain in the Toronto election race, this time for councillor in his old Etobicoke North ward. This comes roughly a half hour after the incumbent withdrew from the mayoral race. Family member Michael Ford has withdrawn his candidacy in Ward 2, presumably in favour of giving the elder Ford back his council seat, which polls indicated he is far more likely to win than the mayoralty.

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Rob Ford is out of the Toronto election race

Posted by Chris Bateman / September 12, 2014

toronto rob fordRob Ford won't be mayor come November. Just days after entering hospital for treatment on a tumour in his abdomen, Doug Ford has decided to step up and replace his brother on the mayoral ballot, making it certain that Rob won't be head of council when the new term of office begins December 1. He may, however, still be a presence at city hall.

Rob Ford is currently listed as a candidate for councillor in Ward 2, displacing Michael Ford, Doug Ford's 20-year-old nephew, who had been planning to contest the seat. He is currently listed as a candidate for the school board trustee position in Ward 1.

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Little India set to get major makeover

Posted by Chris Bateman / September 12, 2014

toronto little indiaMore big changes are coming to Little India. Nine stores at Gerrard and Coxwell are getting a complete overhaul in the hope of enticing new tenants and bringing a fresh look to the busy intersection.

News of the remodelling comes at a pivotal time for the neighbourhood; many of the South Asian families and stores that gave the area its name are moving out, and new enterprises like the Flying Pony cafe and the Gerrard Art Space are moving in. The changing character attracted the attention of the New York Times last week.

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That time when '90s kids were hooked on Treehouse

Posted by Ed Conroy / September 12, 2014

Treehouse TVAnyone who has ever been in the company of pre-schoolers knows Toronto based Treehouse is the de facto destination for curious young eyes and minds. As well as offering up a global empire of merchandise, books, health products and popular on-air and on-demand titles such as Bubble Guppies, My Big Big Friend, Mike the Knight, Franklin, Max & Ruby and the freshly minted Trucktown, Treehouse also has a colourful lineage as witnessed by the '90s kids who grew up with the channel.

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