Did the City of Toronto steal the idea of the TORONTO sign from Bruce Barrow?
It has become a Toronto landmark, a tourist attraction and now a lawsuit has been launched due to a scandal.
Bruce Barrow, a brand consultant, has filed a lawsuit today against the City of Toronto, city councillors Josh Colle and Michael Thompson and Mayor John Tory for 2.5 million dollars claiming that the original idea for the Toronto Sign placed at Nathan Phillips Square for the PanAm Games was his.
If this really is the case and the idea was stollen from Bruce Barrow it really is a shame. I only hope if this is settled out of court it will not be tax payers money that will be used to pay Mr. Barrows off.
Hear the full interview with Bruce Barrow’s Lawyer, John Simpson on Talk Radio AM640 below.
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Story covered by CTV – Toronto Sign Subject To Lawsuit
Story Covered by Global News – Designer claims idea for TORONTO sign was used for Pan Am Games without permission
Story Covered by CityNews – Man suing city for $2.5M, says iconic ‘Toronto’ sign was his idea