March 28, 2016 at 12:03 pm
Scene: Rob Ford’s Visitation
A long line of well-wishers came to pay their respects to the former mayor.
374318 Outside city hall, police horses greet visitors who pay tribute to Rob Ford. P1010825 https://torontoist.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/P1010825-100x100.jpg https://torontoist.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/P1010825-640x518.jpg https://torontoist.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/P1010825.jpg 640 518  https://torontoist.com/2016/03/374305/slide/p1010825/ p1010825 0 0
Outside city hall, police horses greet visitors who pay tribute to Rob Ford.
374314 A police guard stood watch over the casket, draped by a City of Toronto flag. P1010832 https://torontoist.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/P1010832-100x100.jpg https://torontoist.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/P1010832-640x368.jpg https://torontoist.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/P1010832.jpg 640 368  https://torontoist.com/2016/03/374305/slide/p1010832/ p1010832 0 0
A police guard stood watch over the casket, draped by a City of Toronto flag.
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374317 Long lines of well-wishers waited to pay their respects to Ford, some of whom wore Ford Nation t-shirts from a previous Ford Fest. P1010827 https://torontoist.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/P1010827-100x100.jpg https://torontoist.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/P1010827-640x445.jpg https://torontoist.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/P1010827.jpg 640 445  https://torontoist.com/2016/03/374305/slide/p1010827/ p1010827 0 0
Long lines of well-wishers waited to pay their respects to Ford, some of whom wore Ford Nation t-shirts from a previous Ford Fest.
374316 Former Ford chief of staff Earl Provost says hi to old friend in line. P1010830 https://torontoist.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/P1010830-100x100.jpg https://torontoist.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/P1010830-640x486.jpg https://torontoist.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/P1010830.jpg 640 486  https://torontoist.com/2016/03/374305/slide/p1010830/ p1010830 0 0
Former Ford chief of staff Earl Provost says hi to old friend in line.
374310 Members of the high school football team Ford coached, the Don Bosco Eagles, came out to pay their respects. P1010868 https://torontoist.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/P1010868-100x100.jpg https://torontoist.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/P1010868-640x459.jpg https://torontoist.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/P1010868.jpg 640 459  https://torontoist.com/2016/03/374305/slide/p1010868/ p1010868 0 0
Members of the high school football team Ford coached, the Don Bosco Eagles, came out to pay their respects.
374312 Police Superintendent Ron Taverner, a family friend of the Fords, thanked the honour guard for their service. P1010844 https://torontoist.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/P1010844-100x100.jpg https://torontoist.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/P1010844-640x480.jpg https://torontoist.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/P1010844.jpg 640 480  https://torontoist.com/2016/03/374305/slide/p1010844/ p1010844 0 0
Police Superintendent Ron Taverner, a family friend of the Fords, thanked the honour guard for their service.
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374308 Ford family members, including mother Diane, brothers Doug and Randy, sister Kathy, nephew Michael, sister-in-law Karla, and niece Krista, greeted people who paid their respects. At left is Rob's mother Diane, and at right is his brother Doug. P1010876 https://torontoist.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/P1010876-100x100.jpg https://torontoist.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/P1010876-640x410.jpg https://torontoist.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/P1010876.jpg 640 410  https://torontoist.com/2016/03/374305/slide/p1010876/ p1010876 0 0
Ford family members, including mother Diane, brothers Doug and Randy, sister Kathy, nephew Michael, sister-in-law Karla, and niece Krista, greeted people who paid their respects. At left is Rob’s mother Diane, and at right is his brother Doug.
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374315 Well-wishers signed a guest book and shared their memories of the former mayor. https://torontoist.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/P1010831-100x100.jpg https://torontoist.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/P1010831-640x462.jpg https://torontoist.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/P1010831.jpg 640 462  https://torontoist.com/2016/03/374305/slide/p1010831/ p1010831 0 0
Well-wishers signed a guest book and shared their memories of the former mayor.
WHERE: City Hall, 100 Queen Street West
WHEN: Monday, March 28, 10:00 a.m.
WHAT: Hundreds of well-wishers lined up in the City Hall rotunda to pay their last respects to former mayor Rob Ford, who lay in repose. Ford passed away last Tuesday after living with cancer for 18 months. He was 46. Ford’s family was in attendance to greet visitors, as were many councillors. Former chiefs of staff and mayoral staffers were also on hand, as were members of the Ford-coached Don Bosco Eagles football team, and supporters donning Ford Nation shirts. The visitation continues Monday and Tuesday, and the funeral service will take place Wednesday.
Photos by David Hains