As the city unveiled its plans for snow removal this year, focus turned from driving conditions to the Mayor's personal life.
Rob Ford spoke at this event and but remained silent as he was questioned by reporters on new allegations of attempting to buy the so-called crack video and doing drugs this spring.
Ford smiled as he made he way to and from the news conference, speaking to staff when he arrived and then warning members of the media following him of pylons on the ground.
Councillor Denzil Minnon-Wong also shut down reporters, quipping the mayor will only answer questions "as they related to the snow that falls on the ground."
Minnon-Wong then brushed aside suggestions that the scandal surrounding the mayor took over city business on Friday, saying he was glad the mayor could come out to this event.