|Mayor Rod Ford of Toronto, Canada|
Photo courtesy: QMI Agency, Toronto
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, in his August 28 radio interview with the Newstalk1010, invited “the whole city” (all the Torontonians) to his mother Diane Ford’s home backyard on Weston Wood Road in Etobicoke on September 7 for a barbecue party, reports The Toronto Star. The mayor is said to have mentioned, “We will have a great time.” The party will have hot dogs, hamburgers, beer, pop drinks and pony rides for kids.
In this annual family fare, hundreds of people usually participate.
When asked in the interview how many people can the backyard hold, the mayor said, ”Close to 5,000 people.” “People come and go, so it’s not all at one time,” he said.
Mayor Ford, who usually avoids participation in the LGBT (lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender) community events, will now inadvertently have them in his backyard! This community people, through a Facebook page, are organizing a large participation of their own in the mayor’s party.
It would be interesting to see a long queue of Toronto’s citizens for kilometers around his mother's house.
The mayor’s neighbours are worried about the law and order situation in the area on that day.