04/04/2013 12:17 EDT | Updated 06/03/2013 05:12 EDT

Ford Savours Burger Chain Win At City Hall

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford was claiming victory on Wednesday night after an emotional, at times angry debate at City Hall.

Despite a packed meeting agenda, city councillors spent nearly three hours arguing over whether to allow a Hero Burger to open outside city hall.

"Are we really spending hours talking about burgers in the square?," Ward 15 Coun. Josh Colle tweeted.

The motion eventually passesd after councillors voted 22-16 in favour of the move.

“It will be good,” the mayor said.

The restaurant had a previous bid thrown out by city council, who then wanted a restaurant offering a more diverse menu.

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