In the end, councillors did not need to force mayor Rob Ford to apologize to Paul Ainslie for robocalls made in the councillor's ward.
After Ainslie voted against a Scarborough subway, mayor Ford made calls to the councillor's constituents saying he had not listened to them.
Ainslie complained to the integrity commissioner, who concluded in a report that the mayor's behaviour "crossed the line."
Janet Leiper decided the mayor should apologize to Ainslie.
Before councillors voted on the report, mayor Rob Ford stood up and said he was sorry.
"I want to apologize to councillor Ainslie," mayor Ford said.
Ainslie accepted the apology and no more action will be taken against Ford.
The debate on the mayor's conduct lasted several hours today and got quite heated.
When it was councillor Doug Ford's turn to speak and defend his brother, a shouting match erupted.
Councillor Ford accused his colleague Shelley Carroll of "standing on a bully pulpit" every day, attacking the mayor. When he at first refused to retract his comment, the speaker had a hard time keeping things calm in the chamber.
Ford says the mayor has every right to let Ainslie's constituents know that the councillor changed his mind on the subway vote.
Ainslie, though, says he consulted people in his ward before he made his decision.