News Release: On a “Streetcar Named “New Toronto”, Green Book for the Mega City to be Released

Toronto – (November 5, 2000)

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Gomberg for Mayor campaign will be travelling up and down Spadina Ave. on a historic, 1940’s era streetcar. They will be brunching, campaigning, and scheming the final 8 days of the campaign.

At 12:30 p.m, on the streetcar, Gomberg will release the Green Book for the Mega City. The booklet outlines a vision for a healthy and sustainable Toronto. “Our platform is thoughtful and visionary, and is the result of countless Torontonians’ expertise. It is inspired by the realistic vision of a more liveable and sustainable city.”

Full of over a hundred specific measures and solutions that Mayor Gomberg would fight for, the platform is also available at the campaign website:

To join the Streetcar party, meet us at 11 a.m. at Spadina and Sussex (one block south of Bloor), OR to pick up the streetcar en route, call 839-2453, or 834-2453 to find out our whereabouts.

Gomberg Considers Laying Assault Charges

Yesterday, at the Sheriden Mall, Candidate Gomberg held a rubber chicken up to Mr. Lastman to illustrate his lack of courage by refusing to attend the Mayoral debate scheduled for Monday night, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Oise (252 Bloor W.) Security guards violently grabbed Mr. Gomberg, wrestled him out of the way, and bruised him in the process.

“There is no excuse for such behaviour. If they wanted me to leave, they could have asked me to leave. Such violent behaviour is no way to treat citizens, and it certainly is not ‘being nice’ as Mr. Lastman wants all Torontonians to be. Who could be afraid of a rubber chicken? Only Mr. Lastman, and his guards.”

Half a Million Hits, and Rising

Interest in the website has exploded in recent days. As of this morning, over 501,000 hits have been recorded.

“People are excited to know that they have a choice for mayor. And our website tells them that there is a lot more to this campaign than rubber chickens and flying gauntlets. We are talking about the issues that people care about, from transit to smog, from garbage to homelessness. We are reaching people’s hearts, and minds. And they are excited about what they see.”