Mayor Rob Ford is in Tinseltown for a couple of days.
Despite the fact that the mayor will be in town for one of Hollywood's biggest nights, he won't be rubbing elbows with acting elite on the red carpet.
There wasn't enough time to get a security clearance, Councillor Doug Ford told CP24.
But Ford says they may be checking out some of the much-talked about parties.
"Rumour has it Jimmy holds the best Oscar parties there are and I'm sure we're going to be wandering around a few of them," Ford said.
Mayor Ford called Newstalk 1010 host and Toronto Sun columnist Joe Warmington with the news that he was travelling to L.A. and appearing on Jimmy Kimmel's Monday night show.
"He was like a kid in a candy store," says Warmington, who spoke with the mayor over the phone. "He called me up, he was excited, like a 12-year-old."
The mayor called Warmington Saturday, just before he boarded a plane in Chicago.
Ford is in L.A. with three staff members - his chief of staff, communications assistant and driver - and his brothers Doug and Randy.
Warmington says he's not sure why Ford chose to appear on Kimmel but says people at the show have been "working every contact" to try and get Ford on. "Everybody that knows Rob has gotten a call from Jimmy Kimmel."
When Ford arrived at the L.A. airport, Kimmel was there to pick him up.
According to councillor Ford, and to tweets from the the mayor's account, Ford is busy shaking hands, talking up Toronto's reputation as Hollywood North and inviting people to the city.