Steak Queen restaurant in Toronto made famous by Rob Ford rant goes up in flames

Firefighters at the scene of a fire at the Steak Queen restaurant in Etobicoke on Nov. 8, 2016. Global News

A restaurant in Toronto made famous by the late Rob Ford has gone up in smoke.

Fire crews were called to the Steak Queen restaurant in Etobicoke around 1 a.m. on Tuesday to find the building’s roof billowing with flames.

A Toronto Fire Services spokesman told Global News the estimated dollar loss is over $500,000. He said the fire was mostly contained to the roof area, adding there was smoke and water damage throughout the restaurant.

Toronto police said the restaurant was closed at the time and no injuries were reported. The Office of the Fire Marshal is investigating.

READ MORE: Mayor Rob Ford was using Jamaican patois, swear words in video rant

The Steak Queen made headlines a couple years ago after former mayor Rob Ford was filmed inside swearing, mumbling and speaking Jamaican patois.

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He later admitted he had too much to drink.

Nick Westoll contributed to this report.

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