Toronto mayor Rob Ford: dropped out of race for re-election as mayor today after he was diagnosed with an abdominal tumour this week. Photograph: Reuters/Mark Blinch

Toronto mayor Rob Ford, who gained global notoriety for admitting he smoked crack cocaine, dropped out of the race for re-election as mayor yesterday,(...)

“Greys are a loud rock band from Toronto” – the no-frills press release is characteristic of this young quartet. Greys’ debut album sounds so rough(...)

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford speaks during council meeting  at City Hall in Toronto last night while wearing a Toronto Argonauts jersey. The team said it was disappointed by comments made by Mr Ford while wearing its colours. Photograph:  Mark Blinch/Reuters.

Toronto’s under-fire mayor has denied pressing a female staffer for oral sex, in an obscenity-laced statement on live television in which he also thre(...)

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford walks to his office with his brother, councillor Doug Ford  at City Hall in Toronto last night. Photograph: Mark Blinch/Reuters.

Shortly after Toronto’s City Council voted last night to ask Mayor Rob Ford to step down temporarily, a court released documents that painted a salac(...)

Toronto mayor Rob Ford (c) reacts to a video released of him by local media at City Hall in Toronto yesterday. Ford admitted on Tuesday he has smoked crack cocaine, probably “in one of my drunken stupors,” but insisted he is not an addict and said he would stay in office and run for re-election next year. Photograph: Mark Blinch/Reuters

Toronto mayor Rob Ford says he is “embarrassed” after a new video surfaced showing him in a rambling rage, threatening to “murder” someone.Moments aft(...)

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford pauses as he speaks to the media at Toronto City Hall. Photograph: Aaron Harris/Reuters

He has been thrown out of a Toronto Maple Leafs hockey game for being drunk and belligerent. He groped a female politician at a fundraiser for a Jewis(...)

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford: ‘Yes, I have smoked crack cocaine’. Photograph:  Fred Thornhill/Reuters

The mayor of Toronto has admitted he smoked crack when he was in a “drunken stupor”. Rob Ford’s admission to reporters follows months of accusa(...)

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford walks between two security guards before he responds to the Toronto police investigation dubbed “Project Brazen 2” to the media at City Hall in Toronto today. Photograph: Mark Blinch/Reuters.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford today said he would not resign as head of Canada’s biggest city after police recovered a video showing images “consistent” with(...)

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KnowRoaming Based in Toronto, KnowRoaming offers a way to deal with excessive mobile roaming charges if you’re a regular flyer – although even an(...)

Maeve McCarthy grew up helping out in her grandmother’s B&B in Bantry, Co Cork

Maeve McCarthy is waging a one-woman battle to get black pudding into Canada. The 40-year-old owner of The Pantry, an Irish café in Toronto, is(...)