January 21, 2102, Metro. Mayor Rob Ford’s 2013 budget for the City of Toronto passed this week, with more bumps along the way than most people expected. Though his administration did a much better job attempting to find common ground for compromise with councillors, Ford still came out of the process with a string of lost votes that saw about $12 million put back into the budget for programs like student nutrition, grants funding and childcare. Ford also lost his budget chief in the process – Coun. Mike Del Grande resigned from the post shortly after the budget was passed.