Mayor wants to beef up soundproofing between his office and Ford's
Toronto City Hall is shown in this file photo. (The Canadian Press/Michelle Siu)
Chris Fox, CP24.com
Published Friday, January 9, 2015 4:59PM EST
Last Updated Friday, January 9, 2015 5:00PM EST
Mayor John Tory campaigned on a promise to end the division at city hall — he just didn’t mean it literally.
In fact when it comes to the very literal divider between Tory’s boardroom and the office of Ward 2 Coun. Rob Ford, it appears the mayor is opting to strengthen it.
According to a spokesperson, the wall between the boardroom and the office is “very thin” and renovations have been planned to upgrade it to reduce the sound that is heard on either side.
The exact cost of the project is not known, but spokesperson Amanda Galbraith stressed to CP24 that crews are not soundproofing the wall and will just be extending it to eliminate a gap near the ceiling.
The news of the impending renovations comes two months after Ford joked with reporters about eavesdropping on former mayors Mel Lastman and David Miller while serving as a councillor for Ward 2.
"I heard a lot of conversations that I shouldn’t have heard,” Ford said, according to a Globe and Mail report. “My name was mentioned a few times, too.”
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