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.

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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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