Ever since I took a class on Juvenal as an undergrad, in which I translated Satire III and also compared it to Samuel Johnson's famous imitation, "London," I thought that it was ripe for another update. Originally, the obvious choice would have been to model it on Manhattan (the modern equivalent, as John Lennon once pointed out, of Ancient Rome). However, I never had the time or inclination to work on that project.
But things have changed! The huge, international scandal(s) that have catapulted Rob Ford and Toronto into the spotlight for the past year, and not for the better, gave me a wealth of material suitable for mockery with the righteous indignation that is required by the genre. And, since it's rather time-sensitive, it gave me added motivation to finish before Ford inevitably leaves public office, one way or another.
I'm also planning on putting together an EPUB version later on, as an experiment with that platform -- tentative cover art pictured above. Perhaps, time and interest permitting, it can have Juvenal and Johnson's poems included, as well as notes on the allusions, and so on.