Mike Bendixen, the station brand program director for Newstalk 1010, confirmed Saturday that Ford and his brother, city councillor Doug Ford, will resume their hosting duties at 1 p.m. — their usual slot for his show The City.
In a tweet, Bendixen said the mayor "will address some of the news from this week" during the two-hour program.
At a press conference on Thursday, police Chief Bill Blair confirmed the existence of a Ford video retrieved from a hard drive during a June 20 police raid. Blair said the video was "consistent" with media reports describing the mayor as smoking what appeared to be crack cocaine.
On Saturday, the mayor continued to dodge media questions about whether he will resign in the wake of the video scandal. Surrounded by media, he grinned as he ducked into an elevator and then drove away in his black Escalade.
"I don't know," he said, when asked if he would resign.
The mayor also refused on Saturday to answer questions about a letter from city hall security released on Friday. That letter, written by security staff, said the mayor and an "entourage" of staff arrived at City Hall around 2 a.m. following a night out on St. Patrick's Day last year.
"It was quite evident that [Ford] was very intoxicated as he had problems walking, was sweating profusely and was swearing at [senior aide Earl] Provost as he walked by the Security desk," the letter states.
At 2:30 a.m., the letter says, "the mayor headed down to the security desk alone with a half-empty bottle of St-Remy French brandy."
City councillor Adam Vaughan reiterated his concerns on Saturday about a "leadership vacuum" at city hall.
Asked if he had any advice for Ford, Vaughan said: "Get help. Clearly, clearly, there are some significant issues in his private life that need attention," he said. "He's always criticized us for suggesting that 'thugs be hugged,' and I think it's time for this thug to get a hug."Suggest a correction