Presentation in Council recognizing the Caribbean Carnival Board of Directors for their efforts in producing the 2014 Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival, August 28, 2014.
Presentation to City Council, regarding the announcement of the retirement of City Manager Joe Pennachetti, August 27, 2014
Mayor Rob Ford participating in a presentation to Council regarding the retirement of Deputy City Manager Brenda Patterson, August 26, 2014.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell meet in Austin on October 3, 2013 (Photo Credit: Traci Goudie)
Courtesy Call with the Honourable Conceição Maria de Sousa Nunes Almeida Estudante, Minister for Culture, Tourism and Transport Regional Government of Madeira, Portugal
Mayor Rob Ford and Councillor Cesar Palacio were joined by Dr. Andres Teran-Parral, Ambassador of Ecuador to Canada; Roger Garland, Chair, Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games Organizing Committee; and a number of Consul Generals at an event proclaiming April as Hispanic Heritage Month.
Mr. Tullio Guma, Consul General of Italy to Toronto visited Mayor Rob Ford. Joining Mayor Ford in welcoming the Consul General was Councillor Frank Di Giorgio.
Funding partners for the Toronto 2015 Pan American/Parapan American Games officially broke ground on September 27 for the Pan Am and Parapan Am Aquatics Centre and Field House.
Members of Canada's Army Reserve were recognized by Mayor Rob Ford and Members of Council on October 3, 2012, as part of Army Reserve Recognition Day in the City of Toronto.
On Aug. 14 Mayor Rob Ford was joined (L - R) by George Cohon, founder, McDonald's Restaurants of Canada, Robert Deluce, President and CEO of Porter Airlines, and Councillor Michael Thompson (Ward 37 Scarborough Centre), Chair, Economic Development Committee, to announce the Team Toronto business mission to Chicago.
On October 12, Mayor Ford toured Toronto's transportation hub, Union Station, to review construction progress over the past year. Joining Mayor Ford were John Carmichael, MP (Don Valley West), Soo Wong, MPP (Scarborough-Agincourt), and Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong (Ward 34, Don Valley East), Chair of the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee.
Mayor Rob Ford welcomes Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson, and invites Mayor Robertson to sign the official guest book in the Mayor's Protocol Lounge. As is the custom modest gifts were exchanged.
Mayor Ford launched the City of Toronto Toy Drive on December 2 at City Hall. City residents and staff can drop off a new, unwrapped toy or gift card at City Hall, Metro Hall or any of the five civic centres, during operating hours, until December 23. Toys and gift cards collected through the drive will help Toronto children and families in need during the holidays.
More than one and a half million Canadians have served in our armed forces in times of war and many have made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of Canada.
A groundbreaking event today signalled the beginning of construction at Kipling Acres, one of the City of Toronto's 10 long-term care homes. The existing site is now being redeveloped with capital funding from the City of Toronto and the Province of Ontario. Mayor Rob Ford and several fellow councillors were on hand for the ground breaking.
His Worship Mayor Rob Ford; The Honourable Joe Oliver, Minister of Natural Resources and Member of Parliament for Eglinton-Lawrence; the Honourable Kathleen Wynne, Ontario's Minister of Transportation; and Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) Chair Karen Stintz today launched the new Toronto Rocket subway trains into service.
Mayor Ford welcomes Mr. M. Amin Meleika Consul General, Arab Republic of Egypt in Montreal on May 26th.
This year marked the 17th McHappy Day in the history of McDonald's Canada during which more than $3 million was raised for children's charities. Since its inception in 1977, McHappy Day has raised more than $31 million. McHappy Day highlights their longstanding commitment to making a difference in the communities they serve.
Mayor Rob Ford welcomes Mr. Hans Horbach, Consul General, Kingdom of the Netherlands in Toronto, and invites the Consul General to sign the official guest book in the Mayor's Protocol Lounge.
Mayor Ford welcomes Mr. Amir R. Gissin, Consul General of Israel in Toronto, who visited City Hall on April 11.
On Thursday, March 31, 2011, Mayor Rob Ford and Premier Dalton McGuinty announced that a deal has been reached on a revised transit plan that will create jobs and help keep the city moving. Metrolinx is responsible for delivering the Eglinton Scarborough Crosstown LRT project and the City of Toronto will be responsible for delivering the subway extensions along Sheppard Avenue (east and west).
Mayor Rob Ford kicked off the city's Clean.Toronto.Together program at a press conference on March 30, 2011. The new initiative brings together all the city's clean up efforts including graffiti eradication, the 20-Minute Makeover and Mayor Ford's Community Clean Up Day.
On March 15, Mayor Ford welcomed His Excellency Zenon Kosiniak-Kamysz, Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to Canada.
Courtesy Call on Mayor Ford from the Mr. Levent Bilgen, Consul General of the Republic of Turkey in Toronto
Mayor Rob ford spent his 100th day in office just as he did his first 99 days: working hard for taxpayers.
Mayor Ford delivers 'Respect for Taxpayers' speech to members of the Canadian Club Thursday March 3, 2011.
His Worship Mayor Rob Ford welcomed the Chinese ambassador and other dignitaries during their courtesy call to Toronto City Hall on February 22. In this photograph, His Excellency Zhang Junsai, Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to Canada, is on the left side and Mr. Chen Ligang, Consul General of the People's Republic of China in Toronto, is on the viewer's right.
Toronto Deputy Mayor Doug Holyday welcomes Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi to Toronto City Hall on Friday, February 11 on behalf of Mayor Rob Ford. Mayor Nenshi was in Toronto for a working visit during the week of February 7. Here, he signs the guest book in the Mayor's Protocol Lounge on February 11.
His Worship Toronto Mayor Rob Ford officially greets His Excellency, David C. Jacobson, United States Ambassador to Canada. Accompanying the Ambassador is Consul General Kevin Johnson and Ms. Ashley Brady, Acting Political/Economic Section Chief.
The media were invited to photograph the Ambassador and his party as they signed the guestbook in the Mayor's Protocol Lounge.