TORONTO – City officials purchased 30 designer chairs for City Hall at a cost of almost $75,000 and Toronto Mayor Rob Ford says he’s “livid” about it.
The 30 chairs replace old ones and sit in the members’ lounge where councillors often hold private meetings.
They are replicas of heritage chairs.
At a news conference on Friday, Ford said said the person responsible for the purchase no longer works for the city.
Rob Rossini, Toronto’s deputy city manager and chief financial officer, said the person’s name is confidential.
The city released an internal note explaining the purchase, which lists the price.
The mayor wants the old chairs to be auctioned off to reduce the cost of the new chairs.