WATCH: Debris cleanup about 12% complete

Mayor Rob Ford gave an update today on the ice storm cleanup

Ice storm debris cleanup is about 12 per cent complete.

At a press conference today, mayor Rob Ford said that 20 of 160 zones have been fully cleared of debris.

"I'm very, very pleased with the progress," mayor Ford said.

"I want to assure our residents that the City of Toronto has the situation under control," he added.

More than 600 workers are involved in the cleanup, which is expected to take up to eight weeks and cost $25-million. An additional $50-million is expected to be spent on restoring the city's tree canopy.

Ford has called a special council meeting, which will take place on Friday, to debate asking for financial assistance from the province. It is still unclear how much the city will ask for.

"I don't want to nail down numbers," Ford said. "I think the province should absolutely help out in the cleanup effort."

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  1. DW posted on 01/06/2014 11:31 PM
    This ongoing non-story gives Mayor McBoob an opportunity to sucker the press with his agenda.................usually silence tells you that three and half years so little has been accomplished

    But he appeals to a crowd that believes the city extends as far as the end of their driveway
    1. No vision on transportation 2. No vision on employment - Toronto trails the province numbers badly 3. No vision on downtown retail growth 4. No vision on industrial revitalization 5. No vision on intelligent zoning 6. No plans for 2017 7. No strategy for youth employment 8. No plans or vision for transportation when the feds give the go-ahead to an airport on the eastern boundary of the city 9. No vision for a city of 2.7 million now not 2.2 million when daddy was at Queens Park.........................NO VISION JUST A LOT SELFISH RANTS ABOUT HIMSELF AND HOW EVERYONE IS AGAINST HIM ............. WHAT WOULD A PSYCHIATRIST SAY ABOUT THIS GUY?
    1. BJ posted on 01/07/2014 09:45 AM
      @DW yeah but where would the late night shows get as good slapstick material as Toronto provided them if it wasn't for ROFO ?
    2. Mark7 posted on 01/07/2014 10:35 AM
      @DW I wonder what a psychiatrist would say about you. You obviously need one a.s.a.p. You rant well. Ford will win again and justly deserves the position, deal with it.
    3. Karl Burgin posted on 01/07/2014 10:40 AM
      @DW Yes DW. Ford is supposed to mention all of that during an ice-storm press conference. Goes to show where your priority and prejudice lies.
    4. BJ posted on 01/07/2014 11:39 AM
      @Mark7 of course! we should elect some politician who has been doing nothing but lies lies lies to the whole city, his family and himself for the last 3 yrs because lies justify you should get the position .
      Sounds like typical conservative psychotic rationale..
    5. Karl Burgin posted on 01/07/2014 12:40 PM
      @BJ So I guess that standard doesn't apply to the previous administration before Ford, or the provincial Liberals that have been in for over a decade...

      But since Rob Ford came into power, we've suddenly grown a moral spine, and decided to hold Ford to a higher standard. And then when someone else gets elected to replace him (somewhat unlikely), we'll lower our standards again.

      I now understand BJ. There is absolutely no double-standard here.
    6. Mark7 posted on 01/08/2014 06:19 AM
      @BJ You can lie to me but please do not lie to yourself. "Typical psychotic rational" is a Fiberal supporter.

      You Fiberal supporters have no shame like the Fiberals themselves. You will say about other parties exactly what is wrong with the Fiberals, yet LIE and say the others are like the Fiberals. The obvious lies are lame to say the least.
  2. john posted on 01/07/2014 10:54 AM
    man i tell u politicians are such messy pigs .

    i apologize to pigs every ware . pigs are smarter them politicians .

    i still vote for ford no matter what .
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