Toronto Mayor Rob Ford admits to smoking crack cocaine

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has admitted that he smoked crack cocaine Tuesday at Toronto City Hall. (Global News)

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford just dropped a bombshell at City Hall, admitting to reporters that he has smoked crack cocaine.

"Yes, I have smoked crack cocaine," Ford told reporters after arriving at City Hall on Tuesday.

The revelation comes after months of Ford denying he has a substance abuse problem, and days after Chief Bill Blair confirmed investigators had recovered a video reportedly showing Ford smoking from a crack pipe.

Councillors continued to call on Ford to step down and seek rehab. Coun. Paula Fletcher told CP24 that there is concerns his troubles are even deeper than he was willing to admit.

More as the story develops.