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,(...)

A file image of Toronto mayor Rob Ford who has  told a Canadian newspaper he will suspend his re-election campaign to get treatment for substance abuse. Photograph: Getty

Toronto mayor Rob Ford, who gained global notoriety after admitting to smoking crack cocaine, will take a break to deal with substance abuse issues, h(...)

Toronto mayor Rob Ford has been immortalised in a frankly silly yet addictive online platform game. In the game you play Ford as he makes he wa(...)

Toronto mayor Rob Ford tries to get away from media personnel  after exiting an executive council meeting in Toronto yesterday. Photograph: Mark Blinch/Reuters 0:34

A video obtained by police last year shows Toronto mayor Rob Ford, who has admitted to having used crack cocaine, inhaling some kind of vapour(...)

Toronto, Canada is a city of contrasts. Photographs: Ian Willms
Oh Toronto
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  • March 15, 2014, 01:00

When I tell my friends in Toronto how much I love their city, they often say, “Really?” I always assume they imagine I’m just trying to be grac(...)

A lawsuit submitted by Scott MacIntyre claims Toronto mayor Rob Ford was behind an assault at a Toronto jail in March 2012 that was intended to keep Mr MacIntrye quiet about Mr Ford’s abuse of alcohol and drugs. Photograph: Mark Blinch/Reuters

Embattled Toronto mayor Rob Ford is being sued by his sister’s ex-boyfriend for allegedly conspiring to have the man beaten in jail to prevent his ill(...)

Here’s the provisional schedule for next week – Justice: Discussion re: Urban policing for the 21st century. Witnesses: Mr Fran and Mr Nidge.

The green-eyed monster has been working overtime in Leinster House over the last couple of weeks as the Public Affairs Committee sucks up the limeligh(...)

File photo shows Toronto Mayor Rob Ford leaving his office at City Hall in Toronto last month. Photograph: Aaron Harris/Reuters

New court documents suggest troubled Toronto mayor Rob Ford may have offered 5,000 dollars (€3,450) and a car to suspected drug dealers in exchange(...)

Toronto mayor Rob Ford adjusts his tie during a special council meeting at City Hall in Toronto on Monday. Toronto’s City Council voted overwhelmingly to limit further his powers, as he  denounced the move as a coup d’etat and warned political foes of an election battle next year to rival the Gulf War. Photograph: Aaron Harris/Reuters

Toronto mayor Rob Ford said he was “not perfect” in a defiant appearance on the Today show yesterday, but defended his crack cocaine use by saying he (...)

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford adjusts his tie during a special council meeting at City Hall in Toronto yesterday in which he was stripped of his powers. Photograph: Reuters

Scandal-plagued Toronto mayor Rob Ford was stripped of the last of his meaningful powers after a heated city council debate in which he argued with me(...)