Thousands of Toronto residents will head to Nathan Phillips Square on Saturday with a message for Mayor Rob Ford. The gist: “You’re not fit to be mayor.”
Stand Up for Toronto — Let’s Demand Rob Ford’s Resignation has been described on Facebook as a peaceful event organized to let Ford know that many people would like him to resign.
Organizer Chris Wright has stressed on Facebook that the rally will focus on Ford’s political record. “Everyone will have their own ideas as to which are the most egregious offences, but everyone in attendance will agree on one thing — Rob Ford must resign as mayor,” he writes. He encourages attendees to leave chalk messages in the square, sharing visions for a better Toronto.
The event was posted earlier this week in reaction to the ongoing crack cocaine video scandal plaguing the mayor and city hall. As of Friday afternoon, more than 21,000 people had been invited. The creators of online petition Fordmustgo.com are expected to attend with hard copies of their letter addressed to the mayor.