Ribbon Cutting for Renovated Affordable Housing- 2677 Kipling Avenue

March 10, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

We've had the privilege of covering a few events for the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing over the last few months.  Usually the events are pretty routine and very formal.  On the morning of March 7, 2014 we were at 2677 Kipling avenue in Etobicoke to photograph the Ribbon Cutting ceremony in celebration of the completion of renovations to 2667 and 2677 Kipling Avenue. These are two apartment buildings in North Etobicoke.  The funding for the renovations originally came from a former federal fund called Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program, which was rolled into the Investment in Affordable Housing Program. Money went towards new roofs, six new elevators, flooring and bathrooms in common areas, boiler systems and renovations to eight water damaged units. Total investment by the federal government $1.83 million. If you're reading this, you're probably about to fade off now. Pretty routine right?  Then we got the call that Mayor Rob Ford was going to attend the event.  Now things were about to get interesting.  This was the week that Mayor Ford had just finished his trip from Los Angeles during the Oscar's and was the guest on the Jimmy Kimmel show. Needless to say the place was now buzzing in anticipation.  Rob Ford's critics accused him of using these events to campaign, if you ask him, he'll tell you that this is business as normal and he's been supporting and attending these events even when he was just a councilor. Campaigning or not, the media scrambled to get to the event to get a few words with the Mayor before he left, and a lot of the residents of 2667 and 2677 Kipling avenue couldn't wait to get their pictures with Mayor Rob Ford.  If his popularity in the face of scandal is this strong, October's elections are going to be very interesting. IMG_9610IMG_9610 IMG_9615IMG_9615 IMG_9625IMG_9625 IMG_9641IMG_9641 IMG_9653IMG_9653 IMG_9671IMG_9671 IMG_9677IMG_9677 IMG_9687IMG_9687 IMG_9706IMG_9706 IMG_9721IMG_9721 IMG_9732IMG_9732 IMG_9736IMG_9736 IMG_9739IMG_9739 IMG_9743IMG_9743 IMG_9746IMG_9746 IMG_9757IMG_9757 IMG_9769IMG_9769 IMG_9764IMG_9764 IMG_9776IMG_9776 IMG_9775IMG_9775 IMG_9783IMG_9783


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