How to address Rob Ford

“How do I address the Mayor?

When introducing:

His Worship Mayor Rob Ford, Mayor of Toronto

In correspondence:

His Worship Rob Ford
Mayor, City of Toronto
100 Queen St. W.
City Hall, Second floor, West
Toronto, ON  M5H 2N2

Rob Ford is a perfect example of why we should never address local mayors as “your worship”.  Worship belongs exclusively to the Lord God.  When we place these fawning titles on mortals with feet of clay, two things happen…….we exalt someone not worthy of our worship, thereby diminishing our own worth, while the inferior object of our flattery starts to really believe himself worthy of our worship.

So why should this exalted ‘god’ or demi-god now stoop to listen to mere mortals? We create our own monsters.

“You shall worship the Lord your God, and him only shall you serve.”