August 1, 2014 1:15 pm

Rob Ford slams Waterfront TO for expenditure he would have overseen

TORONTO – Mayor Rob Ford continued to condemn Waterfront Toronto Friday for money spent on beach accessories he would have overseen had he sat on the board as he was supposed to.

A series of tweets from a Rob Ford account normally run by his staff blasted Waterfront Tororonto’s Sugar Beach expenditures Friday:

The mayor’s brother Doug Ford also railed against the costs at city hall Friday morning, calling them “absolutely ridiculous.”

Waterfront Toronto has launched a “Get The Facts” section on its website in the face of criticism from the Fords and other councillors over what they deemed excessive spending.

The agency points out all three levels of government approved its $14.2-million Sugar Beach budget in 2010. The federal government covered $13.4 million and the city paid $700,000.

The park was built on time and on budget, according to the website.

The agency says the umbrellas cost nearly $396,000 and the sand cost nearly $337,000 because it was a “higher-quality” sand than that used at HTO Park.

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