Smitherman concedes, 9:12 p.m.
George Smithman is giving his concession speech at his headquarters, the Guverment, tonight.
"To Rob and his entire campaign team, I offer congratulations," he said to the man who defeated him, Rod Ford. "I hope for your success, Rob. Toronto is too important. There are no boos tonight. We love our city."
He thanked "the purple army," -- his campaign team. His voice breaking, he thanked his family.
"The people of Toronto have spoken and they've sent a very clear message," he said. "I accept full reponsibility. It is my duty to own up to the mistakes I made."