This morning, Toronto’s City Council voted to downsize Mayor Rob Ford’s political power, stripping his ability to appoint and dismiss staff and govern during an emergency. City Hall was packed with observers at this latest chapter in the saga of the embattled, crack-smoking mayor, with media on the top level and the general public below. Here’s what it looked like from the press section. Check back next Friday for a new photo essay. (Photos: Aymann Ismail/ANIMALNewYork)