NOTE: November 18, 2011. I just received a very polite phone call from the City’s Strategic Communications office, asking me to revise this post to make it clear that this is indeed satire, and NOT about an actual letter from the City Manager. So, to be very clear: The City of Toronto is NOT evicting Astral’s clunky sidewalk billboards from public space. They are only evicting our most engaged and optimistic youth.
Original (satirical) post:
“In a stunning turn of events today, City Manager Joe Pennachetti sent out eviction notices to Occupy Toronto and to Astral Media. The residents of the Occupy camp have been asked to dismantle their tents, and Astral Media has been asked to dismantle their so-called “Information Pillars”, both for the same reasons. This is a huge step towards reclaiming our public spaces from improper use.
Read Pennachetti’s full eviction notice here.” (Note: THIS IS SATIRE. I have added ink stains and oil spills to obscure any City trademarks or references to City staff)