Damian Abraham is the singer for Fucked Up and a good friend, but he’s also a civic-minded Torontonian. And later this month, he’ll moderate a debate that will feature many of the people currently running for his city’s highest elected office. The Toronto mayoral arts debate, and it goes down noon 9/29 at TIFF Bell Lightbox’s Cinema One, and mayoral candidates Olivia Chow, Ari Goldkind, David Soknacki, and John Tory will all participate. Current Toronto mayor Rob Ford has been invited, and that motherfucker needs to show up, if only so he and Damian can argue the merits of their preferred smoking materials. Damian tells me that he’s been studying Ric Flair tapes to prepare, so if this debate moderator starts fuming about kiss-stealing and wheeling-dealing, you will know what’s going on. Find info about the debate here.
UPDATE: David Soknacki fans will be disappointed to learn that he’s dropped out of the mayoral race, so he presumably won’t be showing up.
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