Friday, October 21, 2011

Football trumps art in Rob Ford's world

A funny thing happened Thursday on Mayor Rob Ford’s way to the sixth annual edition of the Mayor’s Arts Awards lunch. Ford, who had previously confirmed his attendance, was detained by “urgent business.”

That was the explanation offered by Councillor Gary Crawford, who came to represent the mayor. The line was met with some audible guffaws and sarcastic groans of disappointment in a room full of inside players in the Toronto cultural world.

At the time, Ford was attending the last game of the season for the football team he coaches, the Don Bosco Eagles.

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