On March 22, 2016 former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford passed away.
Rob was only 46 years old.
Rob had powerful enemies, but he had a multitude of friends. And even those who disagreed with him, couldn’t deny his deep love for the city of Toronto and its people — all of its people, especially people who are usually ignored by fancy downtown politicians.
He was there for us — even those of us who don’t live in Toronto, he stood up for us in a way, against the kind of political elites and media elites that bully people everywhere.
Now that he’s gone, I think it’s time that we’re there for him, just one last time. Let’s show Rob the respect in death that he didn’t get enough of in life.
Toronto should honour Rob Ford, by renaming the Etobicoke Civic Centre after him — the Rob Ford Civic Centre.
It’s in his home neighbourhood; the people who loved him and voted for him the most. The people whose lives he touched.
In North York the central plaza outside of the North York Civic Centre, Mel Lastman Square, was named after Mel Lastman. Lastman was the great mayor of North York, who went on to be mayor of Toronto.
If they can name the central square in North York after Mel Lastman, they can name the civic centre in Etobicoke after Rob Ford.
It’s not a fancy thing, and in keeping with Rob’s respect for taxpayers, it doesn’t cost any money. It’s just changing the name of the Etobicoke Civic Centre to the Rob Ford Civic Centre. Who could possibly be against that?
If you agree, please sign our petition by clicking below.
You don’t even have to have voted for Rob Ford — you just have to believe that a man who served the public so selflessly ought to have a moment of recognition by that public.
No state funeral; nothing fancy; nothing expensive. The opposite — rename the Etobicoke Civic Centre in Rob's memory.
Toronto should honour Rob Ford by renaming the Etobicoke Civic Centre to the Rob Ford Civic Centre.