Jun 06, 2013
By Jane Brown
The house in the picture showing Mayor Rob Ford with murder victim Anthony Smith and another shooting victim has been identified by both the Toronto Star and the Globe and Mail. Both papers say the photograph was taken in front of the garage at 15 Windsor Road in the Dixon and Kipling area. The picture was not part of the alleged video apparently showing Mayor Ford smoking crack cocaine, but two Star reporters say it was given to them by the man who later showed them the video. People in the area say the house is notorious for drug problems and police frequently visit it in response to calls from concerned neighbours. Meantime, both Mayor Ford and his brother Doug Ford say there have been threats against the Councillor’s family. “It’s very concerning,” Doug tells CP24, “I have four girls and my wife and there are serious, serious threats against my family almost on a daily basis. It’s worrisome.” It was 2 years ago, Toronto police charged a man for threatening death against Mayor Rob Ford. The man was identified as the common law partner of Ford’s sister Kathy. He was also charged with forcible entry, and possession of heroin and cocaine.
Doug Ford lashed out at a member of the Executive Committee who urged the mayor to step aside and seek help. Ford said that a civic appointments meeting had to be cancelled because Jaye Robinson was a no-show. In fact, Robinson had called in sick with a respiratory illness, and the meeting went ahead as planned with Doug Ford in attendance.