New Mayor Takes Office
Richard Lautens/Staff Photographer
Tomorrow, Tuesday, December 7 the new Mayor of Toronto Rob Ford will be officially sworn in. He has been working as Mayor for nearly a week however.
I went to City Hall last Wednesday to catch him on his first day on the job. Nothing official was scheduled for the day but by the time I got there at 8am, the lobby in front of the Mayor's office was already packed with media.
What followed was an endless series of rumours of what may happen and packs of media looking through the windows trying to get a shot of the new Mayor at work.
Next up, I lucked in with a City Hall worker installing the new directory in the lobby
The perfect front page photo. The locks had been changed on all the offices and people had a hard time getting into their offices, including the Mayor. He had pushed through the media hoard to get to his door to find it closed and locked-I suggested to him that there had been a recount and was rewarded with the prerfect first day in office smile.
Richard Lautens/Toronto Star