Mayor John Tory

Rail Deck Park

Rail Deck Park a No-Go in Toronto

The Toronto Local Planning Appeal Tribunal chose a development project over the mayor's plan to build parkland over a downtown rail corridor.

May 16, 2021 - The Star

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Cost Estimates Nearly Double for Toronto Light Rail Plan

Cost estimate for Toronto's proposed Eglinton East LRT have ballooned from $2.3 billion to as much as $4.4 billion.

December 13, 2020 - The Star

Ontario, Canada

Plan for 40,000 New Affordable Homes Approved in Toronto

An ambitious plan to build 40,000 new affordable housing units in the next ten years will require the support of local politicians as well as elected officials at the provincial and federal levels.

December 19, 2019 - The Star

Housing Construction

'HousingTO' Action Plan Calls for 40,000 Affordable Units in Ten Years

Questions about how Toronto will fund Mayor John Tory's ambitious affordable housing plan will be answered by the provincial and national governments.

December 11, 2019 - The Star

Toronto Streetcar

Toronto Mayor Proposes New Property Taxes to Fund Transit and Housing

The proposal by Mayor John Tory is being hailed as a game changer in Canada's most populous city.

December 6, 2019 - The Star


Another 989 Affordable Units on the Way in Toronto

The Housing Now program, née Open Door, is producing results in Canada's largest city.

September 26, 2019 - Toronto Star

Single-Family Neighborhood

Debating the End of Single-Family Zoning in Toronto

A retired city planner takes a position against "lot splitting," or allowing more than one unit on properties zones for single-family residential as it's known in Toronto.

August 7, 2019 - The Star

Toronto Skyline B&W

For Lack of Density: Ontario Rejects Toronto's Downtown Plan

Local control loses ground to provincial preemption north of the border.

June 6, 2019 - CP 24

TTC Subway

Plan to Speed Up Relief Line Construction Pitched in Toronto

Toronto Mayor John Tory is intervening in transit plans with a call to speed up spending and the construction timeline for the relief line, designed to relieve crowding on the city's subway system in the urban core.

January 19, 2019 - The Star

Dupont Station, Toronto

Toronto Mayor Wants a 'Transit Czar'

Toronto Mayor John Tory knows the city's residents take transit seriously, so he's appointing a new position: transit czar.

November 9, 2018 - CBC


Ontario 'Fair Housing Plan' Proposed to Curb Skyrocketing Housing Costs

Housing prices have increased 33 percent compared to the previous year in Toronto, and now the provincial government is snapping into action.

April 20, 2017 - The Toronto Star

Cost, Ridership Projections Headed the Wrong Direction for Toronto's Scarborough Subway

A new city staff report on the proposed Scarborough Subway, still in planning stages in Toronto, made the project a much tougher sell for Mayor John Tory and other project supporters.

March 10, 2017 - The Toronto Star


Toronto Could Take a Radical Step by Tolling Local Roads

In some of the biggest transportation planning news of 2016, the City of Toronto is considering a proposal to toll the Gardiner Expressway and Don Valley Parkway in an effort to raise funds for infrastructure improvements.

November 29, 2016 - The Globe and Mail

Toronto's New Complete Street: For Everyone, By Everyone

A complete streets makeover for a stretch of Queens Quay in Toronto earns high praise.

June 27, 2015 - Toronto Star


Toronto City Council Decides to Rebuild Gardiner East Expressway

Coulda, woulda, shoulda. The Toronto City Council sided with Mayor John Tory this week to rebuild an elevated freeway in downtown rather than tearing it down.

June 12, 2015 - Toronto Star

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