John Lorinc at Spacing:
At some point in the year to come, reality will jump up and bite Mayor Rob Ford on the nose, forcing him to depart from his tightly-scripted waste ‘n subways agenda. Of course, I have no idea what form his encounter with the untidy world of urban politics will take. But that moment of reckoning is lurking out there, waiting to mug him and his merry band of gravy-fighting conservatives.
Monday’s fire at a Heritage Building on Yonge Street certainly doesn’t qualify as a crisis on the level of the ones Lorinc lists in his article, but I do think the mayor’s silence (thus far) is conspicuous.
New Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam issued a nice statement.