Mayor Rob Ford vows he will not take a leave of absence at Wednesday's city council meeting.

Toronto’s embattled mayor faces motion asking him to step down at Wednesday’s council meeting

Toronto Observer reporters will be in the public gallery at city hall to bring you live coverage of the day

Security is expected to be tight for the regular monthly meeting of Toronto city council as a motion to get rid of Mayor Rob Ford is on the agenda. Introduced by Coun. Denzil Minnan-Wong, the motion has been placed as one of the mayor’s key items, which means Ford wants to debate the issue, and will likely speak.