Mourners say goodbye to Rob Ford at city hall for a 2nd day

More mourners from across Toronto paid tribute to Rob Ford Tuesday, as the city councillor and former mayor was lying in repose at city hall before his funeral Wednesday.

Members of the Ford family greeted mourners until 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday

Ford was famous for never refusing to take a photo with anyone who asked for one. (Anthony Bertosa)

More mourners from across Toronto paid tribute to Rob Ford Tuesday, as the city councillor and former mayor was lying in repose at city hall before his funeral Wednesday.

An estimated 2,500 people paid their respects to Ford on Monday. The 46-year-old died a week ago after suffering from a rare form of cancer known as pleomorphic liposarcoma that was diagnosed in September, 2014. 

Ford's brother, Doug, greeted the hundreds who came to pay their respects.

The lines were smaller on Tuesday, but those who stopped to say goodbye were just as emotional. Several people left city hall with tears in their eyes, while others shared their final memories of the late politician.

"We're just here to honour the man," said Doug Wood, who lauded Ford's community work. 

"He was a man of his word," said another woman, who shared her story of Ford stepping in to help the Jesus in the City march secure a city permit in 2014. 

Funeral set for Wednesday

Ford's body was lying in repose until 9 p.m. Tuesday in the main floor rotunda at 100 Queen St. W.

The funeral will start with a procession Wednesday morning involving Ford family members, from city hall to St. James Cathedral.

Ford served as a city councillor for a decade before becoming mayor and was famous for never refusing to take a photo with anyone who asked for one. His cancer forced him out of the 2014 mayoral race, but he ran successfully for the Ward 2 council seat and was holding that office when he died.

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