Coun. Doug Ford plans to get to the bottom of an online posting that suggested a date with his daughter was part of a non-existent fundraising contest for the mayor.

"Someone put up a fake Ford Nation site, saying that I guess the winner is going to go out for a date with my daughter, Krista," Ford told reporters at Toronto City Hall on Tuesday afternoon.

"These people are disgusting people," he continued. "They hide behind a computer, they obviously are too much of a coward to come out."

Ford later clarified that the fake contest was described in a posting on Facebook.

As for the potential motive for the posting, Ford said "this is what happens when we stop the gravy train," alluding to the phrase he and his brother, Mayor Rob Ford, have used to describe their efforts to reduce wasteful spending at city hall.

The councillor has previously announced that he won’t be running for re-election this fall, so that he can focus on running his brother’s mayoral campaign.

Rob Ford is among more than 40 people running for mayor this fall. Other high-profile candidates include former Trinity-Spadina MP Olivia Chow, former city councillor David Soknacki, Coun. Karen Stintz, former mayoral candidate Sarah Thomson and former Ontario PC leader John Tory.

The mayoral election is on Oct. 27, 2014.