Toronto

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford makes a statement to the media outside his office at Toronto's city hall after the release of a video on Thursday Nov. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young)

Toronto council poised to strip mayor of powers

TORONTO (AP) — Beset by scandal, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford faces another likely setback Monday as the City Council takes up a motion to snatch away most of his remaining powers. Ford called the effort […]

11/18/2013

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford makes his way to the council chamber in Toronto on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013.   (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young)

Toronto council strips Mayor Rob Ford of powers

TORONTO (AP) — Toronto’s City Council voted overwhelmingly Friday to strip Mayor Rob Ford of some of his powers, trying to box in the brash leader who has rebuffed huge pressure to resign over his drinking […]

11/15/2013

Mayor Rob Ford, right, has a conversation with Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti at city hall in Toronto on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013.  (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)

Toronto mayor says he’s getting professional help

TORONTO (AP) — Toronto Mayor Rob Ford announced Thursday he’s getting help from health care professionals but again refused to step aside over his drug use and drinking. He also threatened to take legal actions […]

11/14/2013

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, left, confronts Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong at City Council in Toronto on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)

Toronto mayor admits he has bought illegal drugs

TORONTO (AP) — Toronto Mayor Rob Ford admitted during a heated City Council debate Wednesday that he bought illegal drugs in the past two years, but he firmly refused to step down even after nearly […]

11/13/2013

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford makes a statement to the media outside his office at Toronto's city hall after the release of a video on Thursday Nov. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young)

New video emerges of ranting Toronto mayor

TORONTO (AP) — A new video that surfaced Thursday showed Toronto Mayor Rob Ford in rambling rage, threatening to “murder” someone and “poke his eyes out” — deepening the conviction among both critics and allies […]

11/07/2013

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford addresses the media at City Hall in Toronto, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013.  (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young)

Pressure ramps up for Toronto mayor to step aside

TORONTO (AP) — City councilors called on Toronto’s deputy mayor Wednesday to “orchestrate a dignified exit from city hall” for Mayor Rob Ford, who acknowledged smoking crack in a “drunken stupor.” One of the mayor’s […]

11/06/2013

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford addresses the media at City Hall in Toronto, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013.  (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young)

Toronto mayor admits crack use, plans to keep job

TORONTO (AP) — Toronto Mayor Rob Ford acknowledged for the first time Tuesday that he smoked crack “probably a year ago,” when he was in a “drunken stupor,” but he refused to resign despite immense […]

11/05/2013

Toronto mayor Rob Ford (AP Photo)

Toronto mayor admits he smoked crack while drunk

TORONTO (AP) — Toronto Mayor Rob Ford acknowledged for the first time Tuesday that he smoked crack “probably a year ago” when he was in a “drunken stupor,” an admission that immediately intensified the pressure […]

11/05/2013

James Gandolfini and Julia Louis-Dreyfus in a scene from "Enough Said," a film being showcased at the Toronto International Film Festival. (AP Photo/Toronto International Film Festival)

Gandolfini on screen again in ‘Enough Said’

TORONTO (AP) — After Nicole Holofcener cast James Gandolfini in her divorcee romantic comedy “Enough Said,” the “Sopranos” actor kept suggesting she rethink her decision. Alec Baldwin, he insisted, would be far better suited. “He […]

09/06/2013

Toronto City Mayor Rob Ford, left, celebrates after defeating wrestler Hulk Hogan in an arm-wrestling match to promote Fan Expo in Toronto on Friday, Aug. 23, 2013 . (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young)

Toronto mayor defeats Hulk Hogan in arm-wrestling

TORONTO (AP) — Toronto’s larger-than-life mayor took down wrestling star Hulk Hogan in a friendly arm-wrestling match Friday to kick off an annual pop culture convention. The 14-time world wrestling champion, in a T-shirt and […]

08/23/2013

Yasiel Puig of the Los Angeles Dodgers. (AP Photo)

Ellis, Puig lead Dodgers past Blue Jays 8-3 in 10

TORONTO (AP) — Mark Ellis hit a two-run homer to highlight Los Angeles’ five-run 10th inning as the Dodgers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-3 on Wednesday night to complete a three-game sweep. Yasiel Puig […]

07/24/2013

Seismograph reading of an earthquake. (AP Photo)

5.1-magnitude earthquake felt in Ontario

TORONTO (AP) — Earthquakes Canada is reporting a 5.1-magnitude earthquake just west of Ottawa that was felt as far away as Toronto. The federal agency that monitors earthquakes revised its original report, saying it registered […]

05/17/2013

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