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Rob Ford to lie in repose at city hall, funeral set for Wednesday

Former Toronto mayor Rob Ford, who died of cancer yesterday, will lie in state at city hall next Monday and Tuesday.

On Monday, visitation will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., while Tuesday’s visitation will run between 7:30 a.m and 9:30 p.m.

His funeral is set for Wednesday at St. James Cathedral in downtown Toronto. There will be a procession from city hall to the cathedral beginning at 10:30 a.m. The service is set to begin at noon.

The Ford family said the public is welcome at a “celebration of life” at the Toronto Congress Centre starting at 6:30 p.m.

Ford, 46, served as mayor from 2010 to 2014.

His turbulent time as mayor made Ford one of Canada’s most notorious public figures whose death triggered an outpouring of grief and sympathy. 

Politicians of all stripes praised the passion and fierce determination that made Ford a political powerhouse for years and endeared him to throngs of devoted followers despite the cloud of scandal that hung over him.

More to come

CBC | Toronto News