WATCH/LISTEN: Three Years of Rob Ford
Friday marks three years since Rob Ford was elected as Mayor of Toronto and Sunday will mark exactly one year until the 2014 municipal election.
Ford was elected on a platform promising to cut waste at city hall, promising to "stop the gravy train."
Some observers say Ford's biggest wins as Mayor have been achieving labour peace during his first term, contracting out garbage, and making the TTC an essential service.
One of Ford's first moves was to cancel former Mayor David Miller's Transit City plan, although council overruled him later, deciding to build LRTs across the city.
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Ford also promised to deliver a subway to Scarborough and council has backed a property tax hike to pay for an extension of the Bloor-Danforth line to Sheppard Ave.
Mayor Ford was a guest on Friday's edition of The Jerry Agar Show on NEWSTALK 1010.
Ford was adamant that Toronto is a better city than it was the day before he took over.
"Tell me honestly that someone could honestly sit here and say 'this city is not better off than it was 3 three years ago;" absolutely we are," he says.
"I've taken a city that was literally on the cliff and brought it back," he added.
Although many opponents disagree, the Ford administration has repeatedly claimed that they have saved the city $1 billion since taking office.
Ford's tenure as Mayor has also seen him faced with multiple scandals, including being found in a conflict of interest and ordered out of office (he kept his job after a successful appeal), accusations he flipped off a mother while driving, he was spotted reading while driving on the Gardiner, he was accused of grabbing the butt of a former mayoral candidate at a public event, he drew criticism for skipping council meetings to coach high school football, and of course the Toronto Star and Gawker have reported the existence of a video that appears to show Ford smoking crack cocaine.
Ford was also captured on video appearing at times to slur his words of having "a couple of beers" at the Taste of the Danforth.
Ford was dubbed the "Worst Person in the World" by American TV host Keith Olbermann after calling 911 following an ambush outside his home by CBC's This Hour has 22 Minutes.
And then there was hockey commentator Don Cherry, who spoke on Ford's behalf while he was sworn in as mayor.
There were also lighter moments involving the Mayor.
Toronto goes to the polls again October 27th, 2014.
(with files from James Moore)