Mayor Rob Ford riding the Sheppard Ave. E. TTC bus on Thursday (Veronica Henri, Toronto Sun)
Here’s a funny story I heard Thursday night:
The expert advisory panel regarding transit on Sheppard Ave. East had their final meeting Thursday afternoon at Toronto City Hall. The group released their report Friday recommending council approve an LRT on Sheppard Ave. East instead of Mayor Rob Ford’s push for extending the Sheppard subway to the Scarborough Town Centre.
Ford already dismissed the panel’s report as “hogwash” on Thursday (story here).
But back to the expert panel’s final meeting.
Two reporters (a reporter from a rival newspaper and I) found the panel meeting in the boardroom in the city manager’s office on the 11th floor of City Hall. We were waiting outside the office when the panel wrapped up to ask the panel members about the report.
Sources tell me in an effort to dodge the media, the group went out the back door and down a stairwell to the next floor.
Only problem is, the door at the next floor was locked and so were the doors to all the subsequent floors, all the way down City Hall’s east tower.
The experts had to walk all the way down the stairs to the ground floor.
Maybe next time they could just walk out the front door and say a simple “no comment.”