Press aides of Toronto mayor Rob Ford quit as he faces 'crack video' row

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford speaks to the media. Photo: AP

Two top aides have quit Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's office as the embattled leader of Canada's biggest city faces lingering allegations he was caught smoking crack cocaine on video, accusations he has firmly denied.

Wednesday, 29 May, 2013, 11:35pm

Housing is becoming less affordable in Vancouver and Toronto, bank says

Vancouver remains the least affordable city to buy a house in Canada. Photo: Bloomberg

The costs of owning a detached bungalow in Vancouver take up 82.3 per cent of a typical household's income, up 0.1 percentage points from the previous quarter.

29 May 2013 - 3:21am

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford says crack video doesn’t exist

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford denies allegations that he had smoked crack-cocaine on Friday. Photo: Reuters

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford said on Sunday that a purported video of him smoking crack cocaine does not exist and vowed to seek re-election next year, attacking the media again as a “bunch of maggots”.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Toronto mayor denies crack-smoking claims

Mayor Rob Ford breaks his silence on the allegations. Photo: Reuters

Toronto mayor Rob Ford denied he smokes crack cocaine and said he is not an addict, breaking a week of silence over reports of a video purportedly showing him using the drug.

26 May 2013 - 7:46am

Toronto mayor Rob Ford told me crack claim a lie, says brother

As well as allegedly smoking crack, Rob Ford is accused of uttering anti-gay slurs. Photo: Reuters

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's brother said Ford has told him that reports of a purported video that appears to show the mayor smoking crack cocaine are untrue and that the media is trying to destroy his brother.

24 May 2013 - 4:27am

Toronto mayor allegedly smoked crack cocaine, video shows

Toronto Mayor Ford is swarmed by reporters as he enters his offices at Toronto City Hall. Photo: Reuters

Toronto mayor Rob Ford awoke yesterday to the most serious allegations against him yet, with reports of a crude video which purportedly show him smoking crack cocaine.

18 May 2013 - 1:47am

Chinese numbers in Vancouver, Toronto to double by 2031

Chinese numbers in Vancouver, Toronto to double by 2031

The Chinese populations of Vancouver and Toronto are set to double by 2031, helping push whites below 50 per cent of the population in both cities, says a report for Canada's immigration department.

9 Apr 2013 - 2:00pm

Toronto to meet office demand In 2014

The Toronto Dominion Centre. An office-building boom in Toronto's downtown may push the city's vacancy rate higher. Photo: Bloomberg

More than 1.59 million square feet of so-called triple-A space will be added in Toronto next year, according to data from Cushman & Wakefield, the world's largest closely held real estate brokerage firm. 

6 Feb 2013 - 4:59am

Toronto's skyscrapers 'death trap for birds'

A bird navigates between two high-rise buildings in the financial district of Toronto. Photo: The New York Times

In the shadow of the massive black towers of a bank's downtown headquarters was an almost indistinguishable puff of dark gray fluff on the sidewalk.

It was the body of a golden-crowned kinglet, an unlucky one, that had crashed into the iconic Toronto-Dominion Centre building somewhere above.

29 Oct 2012 - 3:55am

Shanghai dining in the dark

Guests are served dinner as a British flag is projected over the table of Ultraviolet restaurant in Shanghai June 23, 2012. Photo: Reuters

You can usually tell when the TripAdviser ‘reviewer’ is a little closer to their subject than might be considered objective. Who except someone associated with the outlet would wax lyrical for paragraphs with mind-numbing detail instead of just saying whether the food and service was good or not?

10 Oct 2012 - 10:31am

City serves real taste of Canada

Americans often consider Canada to be America's hat. Visually on a map, there's a resemblance. But in practice, I prefer to think of Canada as America's brains (although I don't have any solid proof to justify this claim). Well, that's just me - I might be a little biased, eh!

15 Aug 2012 - 11:15pm

A home away from home

Over the past decade, a haven for Tibetan exiles has sprung up in the shadow of CN Tower, just a few kilometres west of Toronto's Chinatown. Within four square blocks along the shoreline of Lake Ontario, at least half a dozen Indian-Tibetan restaurants can be found.

6 May 2012 - 12:00am

BEST in West

Where will wealthy Chinese park their property investment dollars this year? According to forecasts by Colliers International, Canada should account for the top two spots.

Vancouver and Toronto will remain strong this year, followed by London and Singapore, Colliers says.

16 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Housing booms in Canada

Global housing markets 'limped into the new year', with Canada remaining a notable outperformer, according to a Scotiabank Group report on global real estate trends.

22 Feb 2012 - 12:00am


Who started it? Toronto-based Canadian designer Laura Lee Fulham founded the eponymous jewellery label having inherited a love of accessories from her fashionable grandmother. All her shimmering pieces are made of vintage materials such as brass findings, chains and baubles, mixed with modern design elements to create an authentic costume jewellery look.

13 Nov 2011 - 12:00am