Residents of at least one tower at the Main Square complex woke up to the smell of dirty politics – which, as it turns out, smells like chicken.
Theresa Bowers brought an anonymous letter into the Beach Metro News office, which was identical to others she said were left for every resident at 2575 Danforth Ave. Building management confirmed that the envelopes were distributed to every apartment.
The envelope, with a sticker in one corner but otherwise anonymous, contained a one-sheet photocopy criticizing current councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon’s support for backyard chicken coops, along with a number of white feathers apparently taken from a chicken (the smell indicates the feathers were not purchased from a craft store).
“If this is politics, I’m absolutely disgusted,” said Bowers.
McMahon said she is proud of running a positive and clean campaign, but isn’t surprised that others might stoop to anonymous – and smelly – campaigns.
“I guess it shouldn’t be a surprise because many people have been running negative campaigns from the get-go,” she said.