Mayor Rob Ford looks at a hole in the bathroom ceiling of a TCHC unit on The East Mall on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 (Don Peat/Toronto Sun)
Most Toronto Community Housing residents were glad to see Mayor Rob Ford Tuesday as he toured their building and urged staff to get repair work underway.
As for the crack cocaine scandal that has been dogging the mayor for almost three weeks, most residents the Sun talked to were willing to shrug off the allegations.
Stacey (who wouldn’t give her last name) threw her hands up when asked about Ford’s troubles as he inspected the second floor of her apartment with her mom.
“I don’t take that to heart because he’s, from what I remember he’s an old-timer from around here … not a big fan but hey, he’s human. You know what I mean? I don’t have any bad feelings towards him,” she said.
One woman who wouldn’t give her name said she’s “honoured” to have Ford at the building.
“This shows that he cares for people like me that don’t have nobody,” she said.
As for Ford’s crack controversy, the woman said “they should give him a break.
“Everybody is bound to make mistakes right?” she said. “I don’t think he might do it but even if he does, it is his own personal business – it is none of our business.”