The Ford Family opened their doors and hearts to the public Friday night with “Canada’s Largest Backyard BBQ Bash” at Diane Ford’s house at 15 Weston Wood Road in Etobicoke. Members of the community young and old from different backgrounds and heritage enjoyed the 23rd Annual Ford Fest featuring a free BBQ, burgers, hot dogs, drinks, t-shirts and live entertainment. Ford Nation is alive and well and strong. There were lineups down the street that went all the way to Royal York Road. After months of rumours and speculation as to whether Doug Ford would give it another shot and run for mayor or seek a seat at Queen’s Park in next year’s provincial election we finally got our answer. Ford made his intentions clear and official last night and will run for mayor of Toronto in 2018. Ford had several options but after months of speaking with “the people” and careful thought and consideration he said “There’s only one option here folks and I know where it is in my heart and where my heart is and here today I’m officially going to announce that I will be running for mayor of Toronto” The crowd went wild with a thunderous applause in approval of his decision. Ford will carry on the work his brother Rob Ford started. He said “Enough is enough.” His primary goal is to save people money and said he would “take care” of ousting Tory and Wynne. John Tory said he isn’t worry about Ford entering the mayoral race and urged people to think back to “total dysfunction.” The campaign officially starts next May and the election is October 2018. What are your thoughts? Do you think Tory has done a good job thus far or has he fallen short on election promises? Can voters look past the media circus that surrounded Rob and can Doug win the election? Join the conversation on our Facebook page.
Video courtesy of Doug Ford via Twitter
— Doug Ford (@fordnation) September 9, 2017