WATCH: Rob Ford says Ford family will be back in four years
Rob Ford is heading back to city hall in the position he held for a decade: As councillor for Ward 2, Etobicoke North.
Ford won with 60 per cent of the vote in early results. Luke LaRocque came in second place, with 12.1 per cent.
Rob Ford dropped out of the mayoral race in September after doctors discovered a “fair-sized” tumour in his abdomen. His brother Doug Ford, who held the Ward 2 seat since the 2010 election, promised to “take the torch” from his brother. Doug Ford officially entered the mayoral race on Sept. 12, an hour before the 2 p.m. deadline to get his name on the ballot.
Rob Ford said at the time that while he couldn’t commit to the schedule required for a mayoral candidate, he wouldn’t turn his back on Ward 2.
“I’ve asked Doug to finish what we started together, so that all we’ve accomplished isn’t washed away,” he said in a statement.
The mayor’s nephew, Michael Ford, was originally running in Ward 2 but withdrew ahead of the nomination deadline, registering instead to run for Toronto District School Board trustee in Ward 1.