TORONTO – Toronto city council has voted against naming a stadium after former Mayor Rob Ford.
Ford's four-year tenure as mayor of Canada's largest city was marred by revelations about his drinking problems and crack cocaine use. As he sought a second term in 2014, a cancer diagnosis forced him to do what months of scandals could not — drop his bid for re-election. He died less than two years later at the age of 46.
Council voted 24-11 Thursday against renaming a 2,200-seat stadium at Toronto's Centennial Park after Ford.
Current Mayor John Tory recommended the stadium be named after his predecessor.
In a letter to council, Tory said Ford was known for his "unique approach to public service" and that his community involvement went well beyond politics.