Major Upset Ford wins his first seat as councilor in in Ward 2 Etobicoke North, considered by many a major upset.
AIDS Funding Vote Councilor Ford votes against AIDS funding, saying “If you are not doing needles and you are not gay, you wouldn’t get AIDS probably, that’s bottom line.”
Community Compliment During a city hall debate, Ford says: “Those Oriental people work like dogs. They work their hearts out. They are workers non-stop. They sleep beside their machines.” He refused to apologize, saying he was paying the community a compliment.
Taped Call On a taped phone call, Ford can be heard offering to buy prescription drugs for a constituent. Ford admitted he offered to help an HIV-positive man find OxyContin illegally, but says he was playing along “just to get him off the phone.”
Miami DUI Charges Surface Mayoral candidate Rob Ford initially denies being arrested in Miami on charges of drunk driving and marijuana possession. Presented with the records, he says he 'forgot' about the episode.
Ford Wins Election! Rob Ford emerges as the victor in Toronto's race for mayor, riding a wave of popular support for his cost-cutting promises.
Early Successes City council delivers on two of Mayor Rob Ford's election promises: killing Toronto's debated $60 vehicle registration tax and slashing councilor's office budgets.
Garbage Privatization Ford wins an important vote as city council elects to push ahead with a plan to implement privatized garbage collection in the area of the city west of Yonge Street to the border with Etobicoke.
Prior Commitment Ford angers the city’s gay community by declining to attend either the city’s gay pride parade or the flag raising ceremony to kick off Pride week.
Ford Calls 911 Ford calls 911 after a crew from CBC-TV's satirical show 'This Hour Has 22 Minutes' shows up unexpectedly outside his house to interview him.
Conflict of Interest Paul Magder files an application alleging Ford breached the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act by participating in a council vote that absolved him of paying back more than $3,000 in donations collected for his private football charity.
Get Off My Lawn An agitated Ford calls the police after an altercation near his property with Toronto Star reporter Daniel Dale.
Distracted Driver Ford admits he was 'probably' reading while driving on the city's busy Gardiner Expressway after a photo is circulated on Twitter showing the mayor looking at a document while sitting in the driver's seat of his Cadillac Escalade.
Winni-what? During a trade mission to Chicago, Ford chats with a couple who visited Canada 'across Detroit and the river.' Ford mistakenly identifies the area as Manitoba.
Priorities Two TTC buses are pulled from their routes, abandoning passengers, to pick up the players of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s high school football team.
Ordered to Leave An Ontario judge finds that Ford violated conflict of interest rules, and rules that his seat on city council is to be made 'vacant.''
Stays in Office Toronto Mayor Rob Ford wins an appeal and will keep his job after an Ontario divisional court overturned a removal order.
The Friendly Mayor Former campaign rival Sarah Thomson says Ford grabbed her buttocks while intoxicated at an event. Ford calls the claim 'completely false.'
Alleged Crack Cocaine Video Surfaces Ford denies allegations that he is the subject of a video reportedly depicting him smoking crack cocaine. He called the reports 'ridiculous.'
Fired as Coach Ford fired as football coach. Catholic school board says decision not related to crack cocaine allegations.
Fires Chief of Staff Ford fires his chief of staff, as pressure grows for the mayor to comment on crack cocaine allegations raised by two media outlets. CBC News later reports that Mark Towhey was fired after telling the mayor to 'go away and get help.'
'I Do Not Use Crack Cocaine' After days of silence, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has vehemently denied allegations that he was seen on a cellphone video smoking what appeared to be crack cocaine. 'I do not use crack cocaine. Nor am I an addict of crack cocaine.'
Brother Accused The brother of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, Doug Ford, vehemently denies allegations that he was involved in the illicit drug trade in the 1980s.
Public Opinion Ford has a cup of juice thrown at him at an Italian street festival. The mayor chuckles about the incident the following day on his Sunday radio show, while also acknowledging it could have been a serious threat.
Gawker Calls It Off The news and gossip website Gawker, which organized a so-called 'crackstarter' campaign to raise money to buy a purported video of Ford smoking crack, gives up on its original mission. Gawker says it will instead donate the funds to four local charities.
Man Arrested The man who showed two journalists an alleged video of Ford smoking crack cocaine was arrested during a series of police raids. There's no word whether police are in possession of the video.
Ford Has Smoked 'A Lot' of Pot 'Oh yeah, I won't deny that. I've smoked a lot of it,' Ford laughed in response to a question about whether he'd used marijuana.
Driver Charged Ford's friend and occasional driver, Alessandro (Sandro) Lisi, 35, is charged with possession and trafficking of marijuana, police confirm.
Video Exists Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair reports that the police are in possession of 'a digital video file that is consistent with what has been described in media reports.' This is a reference to the alleged video that shows Ford smoking crack cocaine.
Ford Admits Crack Cocaine Use Mayor Rob Ford admits to have smoked crack cocaine, saying 'Yes, I have smoked crack cocaine but… am I an addict? No. Have I tried it? Probably in one of my drunken stupors, probably approximately about a year ago'. He refuses to step down.