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Toronto's Trump Tower should change its name says city councillor

After Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump called for a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States" yesterday, many panned his remarks as widely racist and completely out of line, including one Toronto city councillor.

"I believe the owners of Toronto's Trump Tower should change its name. Toronto is a diverse & respectful city. Donald Trump is a fascist," tweeted Ward 22 Councillor Josh Matlow earlier today. He also noted that he was going to write to the Tower's owners, Talon International Development.

In an interview with Post City Toronto, Matlow encouraged Torontonians to join in his letter writing campaign.

Toronto isn't the only Canadian city fed up with Trump's antics. According to CBC Vancouver, former city planner Brent Toderian also wants the Republican candidate's name scrubbed from Vancouver's Trump Tower. That 63-storey building is currently under construction.

Do you think Toronto should ditch the Trump moniker? Let us know in the comments.

UPDATE (Dec. 8, 2015, 3:50 p.m.)

The PR consultants for Talon International Developments released this statement:

"Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto速 is owned by Talon International Development Inc., a privately-held real estate development company based in Toronto, Canada, and other hotel investors and residential condominium owners. The Trump Organization is the operator of the Hotel, not the owner. Donald Trump's opinions as a private citizen in no way reflect the position of the company's views or those of its other investors and owners."

Photo by Dave Smith in the blogTO Flickr pool.


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