A rally calling for Toronto Mayor Rob Ford to resign drew protesters to city hall on Saturday, and with them came their signs, chants and chalk messages.

Hundreds attended the event called ‘Stand Up For Toronto – Let’s Demand Rob Ford’s Resignation,’ which kicked off around noon on Saturday at Nathan Phillips Square.

The rally came over two weeks after Ford was accused of smoking crack cocaine on video, an allegation he has repeatedly denied.

The event, publicized on Facebook, was meant to be a peaceful affair.

“This is meant to be a positive, respectful, and upbeat event. We want to join voices to inject hope and joy into Toronto’s future,” a Facebook message read.

It asked participants to “share your vision for a better Toronto.”

Ford previously said he has no intentions of leaving his post, and plans to run again in the next election.

Check out some messages from the scene below, in addition to tweets about the event.

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  • From <a href="https://twitter.com/lisa_thompson/status/340862919388573697/photo/1" target="_blank">@lisa_thompson</a>

  • From <a href="https://twitter.com/caseyoraa/status/340870531010142208/photo/1" target="_blank">@caseyoraa</a>: Chalk messages calling for Ford's resignation filling up Nathan Phillips SQ

  • A protester joins the crowd at Nathan Phillips Square in front of Toronto city hall calling for Toronto Mayor Rob Ford to step down on Saturday, June 1, 2013.

  • A Mayor Rob Ford supporter Derek Hill, left, argues with a protester at Nathan Phillips Square in front of Toronto city hall during a protest calling for the mayor to step down on Saturday, June 1, 2013.

  • From <a href="https://twitter.com/BEYONDTHENEXT/status/340878857336930304" target="_blank">@BEYONDTHENEXT</a>: #standupto I love TO. Our mayor should be a reflection of it's warmth, character, diversity and progressive attitude

  • Protesters gather at Nathan Phillips Square to call on Toronto Mayor Rob Ford to step down in front of Toronto city hall on Saturday, June 1, 2013.

  • Anti-Rob Ford phrases are drawn in chalk as protestors took to Nathan Phillips Square to call on Mayor Rob Ford to step down in Toronto on Saturday, June 1, 2013.

  • From <a href="https://twitter.com/thenthereskeith/status/340868815992799232/photo/1" target="_blank">@thenthereskeith</a>

  • From <a href="https://twitter.com/kinga_p/status/340863981591879681/photo/1" target="_blank">@kinga_p</a>: 'Hey hey go home, Rob Ford has got to go.' #topoli

  • From <a href="https://twitter.com/Alizarinmichael/status/340857617217908736/photo/1" target="_blank">@Alizarinmichael</a>

  • From <a href="https://twitter.com/learmos/status/340861273875038208" target="_blank">@learmos</a>

  • From <a href="https://twitter.com/learmos/status/340863127015018496/photo/1" target="_blank">@learmos</a>: Are you getting the message @TOMayorFord. Time to resign! #Toronto #torontocityhall #RobFord

  • From <a href="https://twitter.com/shaychguy/status/340862845564637184/photo/1" target="_blank">@shaychguy</a>: There's always gotta be 1 supporter in the crowd at a rally - nice sign dude. #CityHall #PeacefulProtest #RobFord

  • From <a href="https://twitter.com/pdesilva1/status/340867840548675584/photo/1" target="_blank">@pdesilva1</a>: Somethings our mayor lacks. #standupTO #topoli

  • From <a href="https://twitter.com/JessDavidson/status/340863684756787201/photo/1" target="_blank">@JessDavidson</a>: More chalk #topoli #standupto

  • From <a href="https://twitter.com/papa723/status/340859714164379649/photo/1" target="_blank">@papa723</a>: #topoli Sign of the times at the Resign Rob Ford rally

  • From <a href="https://twitter.com/thenthereskeith/status/340860723708178432/photo/1" target="_blank">@thenthereskeith</a>: #StandUpTO rally against #RobFord #Toronto #TOPoli

  • From <a href="https://twitter.com/amandaannroth/status/340865811172454400/photo/1" target="_blank">@amandaannroth</a>: Nathan Phillips Square #RobFord

  • MORE: The Best Rob Ford GIFs

  • Flashdance

    He's got the moves like Jagger.. He's got the moves like Jagger. <a href="http://www.postcity.com/Eat-Shop-Do/Do/November-2012/In-tribute-of-GIF-being-the-word-of-the-year-heres-our-favourite-Toronto-GIFs/" target="_blank">From PostCity</a>

  • Self-Fumble

    Invisible defenders take down the mayor with an invisible tackle.

  • Foiled By The Jedi

    <a href="http://i.imgur.com/JrKal.gif" target="_blank">From Imgur</a>

  • Falling Off The Scale

    Did we mention this <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2011/12/12/rob-ford-ballet-nutcracker-toronto_n_1143708.html" target="_blank">man once performed in a ballet</a>? From <a href="http://robfordfalls.tumblr.com/">Rob Ford Falls Tumblr</a>

  • Running Man

    That's one way to deal with reporters. <a href="http://fordfortoronto.mattelliott.ca/misc/ford-ani/all-ani.html">From Ford For Toronto by Matt Elliott</a>

  • Maniacal Laugh

    Muhahahahaha <a href="http://fordfortoronto.mattelliott.ca/misc/ford-ani/all-ani.html">From Ford For Toronto by Matt Elliott</a>

  • Maniacal Laugh II

    Muhahahahahahahahahahaha <a href="http://fordfortoronto.mattelliott.ca/misc/ford-ani/all-ani.html">From Ford For Toronto by Matt Elliott</a>

  • Robbie Boo Boo

    <a href="http://www.cbc.ca/22minutes/videos/clips---season-20/robbie-boo-boo.html" target="_blank">"22 Minutes" strikes again</a>. From <a href="http://thishourhas22minutes.tumblr.com/post/34114355293/22-minutes-discovers-mayor-rob-fords-new-honey">This Hour Has 22 Minutes</a>

  • Word Vomit

    Who needs words when you can just <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/04/02/rob-ford-vomit-noise-video_n_3001086.html" target="_blank">pretend to vomit</a>? <a href="http://imgur.com/gwV7q2h" target="_blank">From Imgur</a>

  • Time For His Close-Up

    Rob Ford proves you can run <em>from</em> the media, you can run <em>into</em> the media, and sometimes, you can do both at the same time. <a href="http://imgur.com/r/funny/nATPNJb" target="_blank">GIF from Imgur</a>

  • Bitchin' Sweater

    Bonus image. Want. <a href="http://imgur.com/xtxz2" target="_blank">Thank you Imgur</a>

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