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Can you imagine cruising down Rob Ford Street or hanging out in 'Rob Ford Square' in downtown Toronto?

A petition is circling online calling for Dundas Street to be renamed after former Mayor Rob Ford, and so far, over 300 people have signed it.

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On Wednesday, Toronto City Council voted to rename Dundas Street and all other civic assets with the same name, including Yonge-Dundas Square.

Just over a year after the Let's Rename Dundas Street in Toronto petition called on city officials to change the street's name, the decision has been met with approval "in an effort to promote inclusion and reconciliation with marginalized communities," according to a City of Toronto news release.

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On Tuesday afternoon, Mayor John Tory's Executive Committee voted unanimously to rename Dundas Street and all other civic assets with the same name, including Dundas Square.

The decision will be reviewed at the next City Council meeting on July 14 for final approval. Then, the City will consult a committee of "Black and Indigenous leaders and representatives from the diverse communities represented along Dundas Street" for input on new names, which will be submitted in a report in 2022.

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Every city has a great story behind its rise to the top. Toronto's tale is indeed an epic one - it has undergone several transformations over time, and back then it certainly didn't look the way it does now. But as you go through Toronto, you'll come across little remnants of its history that prove just how beautiful the city really is.

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