Will John Tory’s ‘prudent’ leadership be tough enough to tackle Toronto’s big issues if he’s re-elected?
John Tory’s re-election campaign is ramping up with the release of Tory’s latest campaign video and the start of the Tory-Bennett debate on June 27, 2016. In this article, we take a deeper look at Tory’s vision for Toronto and his leadership team and whether we believe it’s tough enough.
The Tory-Bennett Debate
The Tory campaign debates are a chance for Tory to present his vision for Toronto and what we need to do if we want the city to grow and thrive. The debates were held at the University of Toronto in April and May 2016. As always, the debate panel featured a cross-section of community leaders working on Toronto’s community issues, from business groups to youth organisations.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford held a campaign finance event at Ryerson University in April. The debate drew a good crowd.
In the Tory debate, he’s asked about the mayor’s plan to fix our city, TTC, affordable housing, infrastructure and public safety, which all run together on the theme of ‘sustainable growth.’
We’ve had a chance to talk to John Tory and his team about what it means to be “prudent” about the city.
Toronto and John Tory
John Tory has lived in Toronto for decades and has witnessed some significant changes in our city over that time. He’s been mayor for the majority of his time here and has watched the city grow with our population over the past 40 years.
In recent years we’ve seen growth in the suburbs but we’re not seeing the kinds of suburban living, open housing, density and infrastructure we need. We’ve seen