Former Winnipeg city Coun. Gord Steeves has made his mayoral hopes official.

Followed by a stream of supporters, Steeves arrived at city hall Friday morning to file his nomination papers.

Steeves supporters

Supporters of Gord Steeves file into city hall as he submits his nomination papers on Friday. (Sean Kavanagh/CBC)

He represented the St. Vital ward from 2000 to 2011, when he left council to launch an unsuccessful run for provincial politics.

Steeves is the second candidate to declare. Blogger Gordon Warren filed his papers on Thursday.