Toronto police have charged a woman who is alleged to have thrown a drink at embattled Mayor Rob Ford.

Police say a cup of juice was thrown at Ford on Saturday afternoon while he was attending an Italian street festival.

Police had no other details about the incident or whether there is any connection to the negative publicity the mayor has received in recent weeks.

Twenty-seven-year-old Shannon Everett faces an assault charge and is scheduled to appear in court on July 23.

Ford has been on the hot seat for weeks over media reports of an alleged video that appears to show him smoking crack cocaine, which he has denied using.

The scandal has generated international headlines.