Holy gravy train, Mr. Leatherman!
In the latest account of councillor office budget receipts, Toronto taxpayers shelled out more than $400 for a permit for a leather-bound fetish party in a city-owned park, $320 for a SpongeBob SquarePants inflatable party bouncer and $2,299 for more French lessons for outgoing TTC chairman Adam Giambrone.
Over the summer, retiring city councillor Kyle Rae charged his office budget $421.18 to pay the city’s own parks department for a permit to hold “Leatherball in the Park.”
The Allan Gardens event, held Aug. 14, was put on by Mr. Leatherman Toronto Competition Inc. – a not-for-profit corporation (…)
A letter included in Rae’s expenses from Mr. Leatherman’s director Howard Levine, thanked him for the “very kind offer to pay the permit fees” for the August event.
“Your donation from your office budget of $421.18 for the fee has enabled us to make an even larger donation to our designated charity, namely $2,700 to YouthLine,” Levine wrote.
YouthLine is a toll-free, province-wide phone line for young people dealing with their sexuality…