He was asked to stay away from Toronto's big Santa Claus Parade last month, but Rob Ford did participate in Etobicoke-Lakeshore's annual festive march on Saturday morning.
Dressed in a suit, the mayor walked the parade route for the fourth year in row, handing out hundreds candy canes to smiling children along the way.
Many shouted messages of support the sidewalk, offered Ford hugs, or clamoured to snap a photo with him.
The mayor didn't get a warm reception from everyone.
Some spectators turned their backs to Ford as he walked by, some refused to take his sweet handouts.
Michael told Newstalk 1010 reporter Andrea Lawson Ford's presence was "a revolting spectacle" and says it is a disgrace that he be involved in the parade after admitting to criminal acts.
But Tim told Lawson everyone is a little too hard on the mayor. Tim says Ford isn't perfect but is the right person to the lead the city.
Some spectators got into full-blown arguments at the roadside about whether or not Ford should have been part of the parade.
The kids just seemed content with the passing floats and the candy.