This past weekend amidst more controversy around allegations to known associates, Rob Ford had something else on the agenda. Music.
Surprised? Us too, a little. When you think about it, it isn’t that out of character. While Mayor Ford hasn’t exactly been a friend of arts, he’s definitely known to enjoy a good festival from time to time.
This past weekend Toronto’s mayor was down in Austin taking in the Austin City Limits Festival which he raved about.
“People are super nice; everyone’s well-behaved; I didn’t see one incident. This is truly incredible, amazing. There’s a place for young people — a little kids’ village — my kids would love that here.” Ford was quoted saying in the Toronto Star.
Ford vowed to bring a similar type of festival to Toronto, which is a lofty, but tantalizing prospect.
“We’re going to have this happen in Toronto,” “We’ve just got to find a venue; it might not be this big, but what I’ve seen today — look at what it does for the economy, look at what it does for tourism, look at what it does for jobs. This is a win-win-win right around.“
Time will tell. In the meantime, there are certainly other issues swirling around the mayor that will keep him and his staff busy.