12/09/2013 11:01 EST | Updated 02/08/2014 05:59 EST

Leafs, Rob Ford among Facebook Canada's buzziest topics of 2013

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford made headlines across the country and around the world but his alleged antics didn't top Facebook Canada's list of the year's buzziest topics.

The Toronto Maple Leafs generated the most chatter, followed by the Harlem Shake dance craze, Miley Cyrus's infamous twerk, and the Boston Marathon bombing.

Ford was fifth, ahead of the royal baby, Justin Trudeau, Lance Armstrong, Pope Francis and Chris Hadfield.

Pope Francis was the most discussed topic globally, followed by various elections and the royal baby.