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Toronto councillor in 'hot chicks' tweet flap

A Toronto politician is in hot water after comments the mayor called "inappropriate" hit cyberspace.

A Toronto politician is in hot water after his "inappropriate" comments hit cyberspace on Monday.

Councillor John Parker was on hand at a Heritage Toronto event Monday to unveil a number of plaques honouring some of the city's notable past citizens, including Marshall McLuhan.

Although the event went off without a hitch, the councillor made waves later in the day when he expressed his view of the overall event on the popular social networking tool Twitter.

Councillor John Parker, centre, caused a stir Monday after he tweeted about meeting "hot chicks" at a function earlier in the day.

"Delighted and honoured to help unveil eight new Toronto heritage plaques and meet hot chicks in the bargain," he wrote. "I love my job."

Parker, known as a humourous and lighthearted tweeter user, nonetheless quickly took the tweet down. However, he refused to apologize for his comments.

"I have no such plans. The words are down and the words were meant in good fun and in good faith. No harm was intended and as far as I'm aware no offence has been taken," he told CBC News.

"I'm just sorry that any of this distracts anyone from the importance of the day's events."

He also blamed the media for making city hall a place where fun won't be tolerated.

But Mayor Rob Ford was not impressed with the councillor's remarks.

"It's inappropriate," Ford said. "I'll talk to John and I'm sure he'll apologize."