Mayor Rob Ford playground openings 'just a bit hypocritical'

Battle of the heavy weights. Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and his brother, councillor Doug Ford, battle...

Battle of the heavy weights. Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and his brother, councillor Doug Ford, battle on a teeter totter at the opening of a T-Rex themed playground in Elms Park in Etobicoke on Sunday July 27, 2014. (Craig Robertson/QMI Agency)

Don Peat, City Hall Bureau Chief

, Last Updated: 10:45 AM ET

Mayor Rob Ford will be cutting the ribbon on two more park playgrounds Wednesday.

The events are the latest in a rash of ribbon-cuttings the mayor has appeared at since returning from rehab.

Ford — who is seeking a second term as mayor in the Oct. 27 election — is expected to attend a ceremonty Wednesday to mark the refurbishment of Brookdale Park’s playground near Avenue Rd. and Woburn Ave. The park is located in the ward represented by Councillor Karen Stintz, one of his rivals in the mayoral race.

After his midtown park appearance, Ford is slated to head out to Etobicoke for a ribbon-cutting and plaque-unveiling for the Rotary Peace Park’s playground enhancements.

The events are the latest in a string of playground openings, including one that featured Ford playing on a teeter-totter with his brother, Councillor Doug Ford.

But last year - before his powers were stripped - Ford used the mayor’s power to serve as a member of any committee at any time to attend the parks committee and cast the deciding vote to bury a push to replace more playgrounds each year.

 


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