Tyson is in town for his one-man show Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth at the Air Canada Centre, and phoned the mayor for a meeting.
Tyson was arrested in 1991 on rape charges in Indiana. He was found guilty in 1992 and served three years in prison.
"I'm not going to comment on his personal life," said Ford when asked about meeting the ex-convict. "I've never met the man. I'm interested in what he has to say."
Tyson is considered one of the greatest heavyweight boxers to ever get in the ring.
He famously bit a part of his opponent's ear off in a 1997 bout.
Since Tyson's retirement from professional boxing, the New York native has appeared in films like The Hangover and embarked on his live tour.
Ford has met with with many celebrities and sports stars, including other former professional boxers, such as Canadians George Chuvalo and Charles (Spider) Jones, who have both endorsed him in past.