John Tory

Of "thugs," "gangsters" and "sewer rats" – why John Tory's language on gun violence is a problem

Open letter from an ad-hoc group of physicians and public health researchers says Tory's use of incendiary language on gun violence stokes racism and …

Public Health

Mayor John Tory Is Being Criticized For His Refusal To End The Exhibition Place Strike

Tension is building between Toronto mayor John Tory and the hundreds of unionized Exhibition Place workers who were recently forced into a lockout. …

City Halls

Fredericton Shooting Prompts Upswell Of Support From Canadian Politicians

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City Politics

Refugee, asylum seekers removed from college dorms as 185 more arrive in Toronto

City officials say the relocation of refugee and asylum seekers from two college dormitories in Toronto coincides with the arrival of 185 more …

Canadian News

Toronto Has Proven That 2018 Is A Really Rough Year And Here’s Why

While it's not necessarily unsurprising to Torontonians that 2018 has been a hard year in the city, the rest of Canada may not be as in the loop. …

Toronto

Jennifer Keesmaat puts ambitious affordable rental housing target at heart of mayoral campaign

Jennifer Keesmaat is vowing to build 100,000 affordable rental housing units in Toronto over the next decade, while criticizing Mayor John Tory's …

Housing

Heavy rain traps vehicles, closes streets in Toronto

TORONTO — Downtown Toronto was inundated with heavy rain late Tuesday that closed several streets and underpasses due to flash floodingEnvironment …

Toronto

Mayor John Tory eyes potential injunction to block Doug Ford's council cuts

Mayor John Tory has been meeting with legal experts who suggest it may be possible to seek an injunction to block Ontario's plan to slash city …

Toronto

Devante Smith-Pelly puts dog in Stanley Cup

The Stanley Cup is putting up a residency in Toronto. After Tom Wilson had the Cup on Sunday, <b>Devante Smith-Pelly</b> spent Monday around the Ontario city …

Stanley Cup

Tory ‘to seek action’ to end gun violence with letter to Trudeau

Toronto Mayor John Tory has renewed his plea to ban handguns in the city in a new letter to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.In the missive …

Gun Control

GUEST COLUMN: Being mayor carries responsibility of affordability in T.O.

<b>BY JOHN TORY, GUEST COLUMNIST</b>As elected leaders, we have a responsibility to make sure life is affordable for all of our constituents, and …

Cost of Living

Mayoral candidate Jennifer Keesmaat lacking name recognition?

What’s in a name? Well, for starters, recognition.So when 20 of the city’s vox populi near Sherbourne and Blood St. E. were asked, “Do you know who …

City Halls

Liberals give Toronto $11 million to help pay down costs of dealing with surge in asylum seekers

TORONTO — The City of Toronto now has $11 million in its coffers from the federal government to pay down some costs it has incurred dealing with an …

Canadian News

It’s time for Toronto to move on from John Tory’s ‘dithering,’ mayoral rival Jennifer Keesmaat says

Former chief city planner Jennifer Keesmaat says Toronto has had enough of what she calls John Tory’s “dithering” and “gimmicky press conferences” and needs real leadership. But in a sit-down interview with The Globe and Mail, she would offer few specifics on what she would do differently if she is …

Canadian News

John Tory’s SmartTrack plan faces uncertain fate as PCs refuse to commit to key policy | The Star

The most recent SmartTrack ridership projections published by the city estimated the six new stations on the Kitchener and Lakeshore East/Stouffville …

University of Toronto

Toronto Asks For $32.6 Million From Government To Control Gun Violence

1:43 PM 08/01/2018<p>Toronto Mayor John Tory announced Tuesday that he’s asking for a $32.6-million grant from the federal government of Canada that …

Conservative View

John Tory says he'll hold property taxes at rate of inflation if re-elected

Mayor John Tory is vowing to hold property taxes at, or below, the rate of inflation if he's re-elected this fall.<p>Tory made the announcement at a …

Toronto

Jennifer Keesmaat on why she's running for mayor of Toronto - CityNews Toronto

Jennifer Keesmaat on why she’s running for mayor of Toronto<p>Former city planner Jennifer Keesmaat tells Cynthia Mulligan why she is running to be …

Toronto

Mayor Tory addresses heated exchange, says he didn’t think Ford was ‘serious’ about shrinking council

Toronto Mayor John Tory addressed his heated exchange with Coun. Mike Layton at a media availability Saturday, doubling down on his claims that he …

Toronto

Jennifer Keesmaat poses a challenge to John Tory, and that’s good for Toronto’s democracy

Jennifer Keesmaat became Toronto’s chief planner in 2012. It was clear right from the start that she was an unusual kind of bureaucrat. Engaging, outspoken, telegenic, she often seemed less an official than a politician. Now she is one.<p>By filing her papers to run for mayor, she has transformed what …

Toronto

Here Are The 11 Most Notable People Running For Mayor Of Toronto

2018 is a municipal election year for Toronto and many other cities and towns. The election won't be until October but the deadline to run for Mayor …

Toronto

Toronto mayor denounces Doug Ford’s plan to slash council seats

Toronto mayor John Tory is criticizing a proposed plan from Doug Ford to reduce the number of city councillors from 47 to 25. Tory says the Ontario …

Doug Ford

Calgary mayor attacks Ontario premier over council plan

Calgary's mayor is attacking Ontario Premier Doug Ford's plan to cut the number of Toronto city councillors and cancel votes for other municipal …

Canada

NewsAlert: Tory slams Ford on plan to reduce Toronto council seats

Ontario Premier Doug Ford and Toronto Mayor John Tory meet inside the Premier's office at Queen's Park in Toronto on Monday, July 9, 2018. A …

Toronto

‘TINPOT DICTATOR STUFF’: Calgary mayor rips Ford’s Toronto plan

Calgary’s mayor is attacking Premier Doug Ford’s plan to cut the number of Toronto city councillors and cancel votes for other municipal …

Toronto

FUREY FACTOR: Ford and Tory embarking on ‘Hunger Games-esque political war?’

Duck for cover!Mayor John Tory and new Ontario Premier Doug Ford might be embarking on a new political war worthy of a ‘Hunger Games’ spinoff, …

John Tory

LEVY: Projects backlogged by ‘dysfunctional’ Toronto City Council

Council has lost its way.There are too many councillors with pet agendas propped up by special interests. Council has become full of social justice …

City Politics

LEVY: Former chief planner boldly taking on Mayor John Tory

Leftist former chief planner — Jennifer Keesmaat — told the media after signing up to take on John Tory for the mayor’s chair that she will provide …

City Halls

#TorontoStrong fund to collect donations for Danforth victims

TORONTO — The #TorontoStrong Fund says it will open a designated account for donations to the victims of the Sunday shooting on the Danforth.The fund …

Toronto

Toronto Asks Trudeau Government For Total Handgun Ban In City

1:27 PM 07/26/2018<p>After this week’s mass shooting, Toronto Mayor John Tory and council are asking the Trudeau government to disarm the city with a …

Conservative View