<A HREF="http://www.pulse24.com/News/Top_Story/20050621-011/page.asp" Target="_blank">Makes me pretty sad</A>, he was such a staple in this city, like the CN Tower or the CNE.
I never had more than a casual conversation with him, but he has always been very kind to me and my wife. <A HREF="http://www.torontologists.com/" Target="_blank">I took a snapshot of him</A> about 2 years ago, wish I could go back and take a few more.
i remember that guy. passed him many times, although i haven't been down that way in three or four years. i remember seeing him in the mid nineties when i was still living in peterborough. came to toronto for a concert and still remember him, even though it was late at night and i was probably drunk at the time.
The city needs to put a plaque where you used to stand that says, "Make a wish, today could be your lucky day."
If you take ACTION (har har), and write a compelling enough letter to Andy Barry at the CBC, you might convince them to sponsor and/or raise the funds to put such a monument in place. I know that the sad news was mentioned by Andy on Monday or Tuesday and he expressed his personal appreciation for the life of Ben Kerr (as well as appreciation of behalf of the city).
Give it a try!
"Look at our national animal. A big rodent that, when it gets scared, bites its own nuts off. That is SO Canadian."