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TRCA kills Rob Ford’s dream of buying up parkland by his house to build a big fence

(Image: Christopher Drost)

As expected, the executive committee of the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority has decided to follow its staff’s recommendation and has rejected Rob Ford’s bid to buy the bit of parkland next to his Etobicoke bungalow (a.k.a. the catalyst for his showdown with the Toronto Star’s Daniel Dale). Both precedent and policy suggested it would have been pretty unusual for the TRCA to approve the sale of parkland, but the mayor’s representative at the meeting, family friend and real estate agent Ross Vaughan, apparently still thinks it was “unfair.”