Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford stood before the City Council and a packed house Wednesday in an effort to defend his most recent indiscretions.
FORD: "You're absolutely right. I've made mistakes, personal mistakes. … I understand the embarrassment that I have caused every resident in the city. I'm humiliated by it, but I cannot change the past." (Via NBC)
But things got ugly really fast. Ford was asked about this photo, which was taken in front of what police claim is a crack house. (Via Toronto Star)
FORD: "Have you walked in the house? No, you haven't. So you're listening to what the media says?"
COUNCILOR MICHAEL THOMPSON: "I have no interest in being in that house. I am not a crack user." (Via CBC)
And outside the City Hall were hundreds of protesters demanding Ford's resignation.
"He's proven himself to be corrupt." (Via CTV)