Magician David Blaine meets Toronto Mayor Rob Ford

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford tweeted out this photo of magician David Blaine in his office on Friday....

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford tweeted out this photo of magician David Blaine in his office on Friday. (Twitter)

Don Peat, Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 5:41 PM ET

TORONTO - Mayor Rob Ford got a magical visit from David Blaine on Friday.

Blaine - clearly a master magician - managed to enter and leave the mayor's office through the back door, avoiding media gathered out front.

"David Blaine was amazing," Ford said after the private show for a collection of mayor's office staffers, councillors and the city's top bureaucrats. Ford's staff did show off a bent quarter and a playing card - the five of hearts - as evidence of Blaine's appearance.

The mayor's official Twitter account later posted a photo of the encounter between the world-famous magician and the world-famous Ford.

Councillor Doug Ford said he got a phone call from Blaine on Thursday saying he was a "fan" of the mayor and asking if he could meet him.

Ford had promised reporters that Blaine would "do a few tricks" for the mayor and the media.

 

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