Tuesday, January 12, 2021
The Empire Club of Canada Presents:
Mayor of Toronto, John Tory – Ready to Restart: Toronto’s Path Forward Beyond COVID-19
Mayor John Tory speaks about the work Toronto has done to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and the steps it took for 2021.
Born and raised in Toronto, Mayor Tory has spent his life giving back to the city he loves, through his tireless work in public, private sector and philanthropic roles.
John Tory was first elected in 2014 and re-elected in 2018.
Throughout his tenure as Mayor, he has prioritized investments towards affordable housing, transit, poverty reduction and modernizing the government services on which people rely. He has pushed for more investments from other levels of governments and has maintained strong relationships with them to ensure that the needs of Toronto are being met.
Under his leadership Toronto has become a world class city that prides itself on being diverse and inclusive while earning its reputation as an undisputed hub for technology and innovation, and film and tv productions.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mayor had been steadfast in helping Toronto residents and businesses with crucial supports and services to help them get through the challenging times. Whether it was introducing new programs to getting businesses online, helping businesses deliver their products to residents, providing much-needed aid to areas hardest hit by the pandemic, or working with the province to expand testing, the Mayor had worked hard to make sure that Toronto would get through the pandemic stronger than ever.
John Tory, Mayor of Toronto
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