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Mayor John Tory is asking city councillors this week to consider renaming the sports venue in Etobicoke to “Rob Ford Memorial Stadium” in honour of his late predecessor.
“Councillor Ford’s community involvement went well behind politics,” read Tory’s letter, which was presented Wednesday. “He was passionate about the game of football and founded the Newtonbrook North Stars football team in 1999.”
“He also established the Rob Ford Football Foundation, a program that helps fund football programs in high schools across the city.”
Tory recommends that the football stadium be renamed for Ford “in light of his many years of work on football programs in Etobicoke,” and notes that The Ford family has been consulted, and supports the change.
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Torontonians are giving mixed reviews on Twitter.
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