First, there's absolutely nothing wrong with Ford, as a private citizen, to purchase land from the TRCA. Developers do it all the time, Empire just did with Eau du Soleil. It's a routine procedure. Those homes that back onto the Humber valley where Ford lives are worth well over a million. I wouldn't be surprised if this isn't the first time the TRCA sold land to one of those homeowners.
Now, I was never really a fan of the Star. Lately they have been sinking into tabloid-territory and their lack of journalistic integrity is beginning to mirror the Sun. This has to take the cake though. The editors and the journalist should have known better than to snoop around Ford's house in the evening. I bet he was secretely hoping he would catch Ford doing something stupid like ranting in a drunk stupor on his porch or beating his wife. Now if anyone says there is nothing suspicious about being on public property behind those houses, let me explain that those ravines are hard to access and hard to navigate. The only people who ever go there are nature enthusiasts and teenagers trying to find some privacy to smoke pot or get drunk. You can bet I would call the cops too if I saw someone with a camera snooping around my backyard; and I'm sure that would go for all of you too.
Sure, the mayor is a public figure, but when the man is home with his wife and kids that is just wrong.