The Rob Ford Memorial Stadium Could Be Coming To Toronto
Toronto Mayor John Tory is backing the idea.
When it comes to Toronto politics there isn't a single mayor as globally recognized as the late mayor Rob Ford. Love him or hate him, there's no denying that he made an huge impact on the City of Toronto and its culture in a big way.
With that in mind, Doug Ford, the former Ward 2 city councillor for Etobicoke North and the older brother of the late Rob Ford is pushing to have the Centennial Park Stadium in Etobicoke renamed in Rob's honour.
Doug Ford told City News, “There’s a stadium in Etobicoke, a small one that doesn’t have a name, in Centennial Park. We’d like it to possibly be named the Rob Ford stadium. He coached there . . . He played there himself, and it’s local. It’s a pretty modest ask.”
Despite Rob's history of, drunken stupors, and allegedly associating with gang members he is also well known for a lot of during his time as mayor and city councillor . For that reason specifically current Mayor John Tory is backing the stadium's name change.
Tory told City News, "What we are going to do is find a way … to have a suitable memorial to Mr. Ford’s life and his public work, and we will do that in orderly fashion as quickly as it allows us to get it done properly.”
Adding, “I think something that does relate to football and his passionate love for sports might be quite appropriate".
If the name change goes through, high school athletes around the city could would be playing on the field of the Rob Ford Stadium.