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Mayor John Tory

December 19, 2019, 6am PST
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.
The Star
December 11, 2019, 5am PST
Questions about how Toronto will fund Mayor John Tory's ambitious affordable housing plan will be answered by the provincial and national governments.
The Star
December 6, 2019, 6am PST
The proposal by Mayor John Tory is being hailed as a game changer in Canada's most populous city.
The Star
September 26, 2019, 10am PDT
The Housing Now program, née Open Door, is producing results in Canada's largest city.
Toronto Star
August 7, 2019, 7am PDT
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.
The Star
June 6, 2019, 8am PDT
Local control loses ground to provincial preemption north of the border.
CP 24
January 19, 2019, 1pm PST
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.
The Star
November 9, 2018, 10am PST
Toronto Mayor John Tory knows the city's residents take transit seriously, so he's appointing a new position: transit czar.
CBC
April 20, 2017, 2pm PDT
Housing prices have increased 33 percent compared to the previous year in Toronto, and now the provincial government is snapping into action.
The Toronto Star
March 10, 2017, 6am PST
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.
The Toronto Star
November 29, 2016, 11am PST
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.
The Globe and Mail
June 27, 2015, 5am PDT
A complete streets makeover for a stretch of Queens Quay in Toronto earns high praise.
Toronto Star
June 12, 2015, 1pm PDT
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.
Toronto Star