Conflict of interest complaint over ActiveTO vote lodged against Toronto Mayor John Tory – Toronto

Conflict of interest complaint over ActiveTO vote lodged against Toronto Mayor John Tory – Toronto

Toronto Mayor John Tory faces the possibility of an integrity commissioner investigation on the eve of the city’s upcoming municipal election. A complaint, submitted by a community activist, alleges Tory has a conflict of interest over his ties to Rogers Communications and a council decision to end regular ActiveTO road closures on Lake Shore Boulevard … Read more

Premier Doug Ford set to give Toronto and Ottawa mayors veto powers through ‘super mayor’ system

Premier Doug Ford set to give Toronto and Ottawa mayors veto powers through ‘super mayor’ system

Ontario Premier Doug Ford, listens to Toronto Mayor John Tory during a joint press conference inside Queen’s Park in Toronto, Monday, June 27, 2022.Cole Burston/CP Toronto Mayor John Tory welcomed the prospect of gaining more authority, as the province is considering through introducing the so-called strong-mayor system, while critics warned that the city has recent … Read more

Ford government considering increase to power wielded by Toronto, Ottawa mayors

Ford government considering increase to power wielded by Toronto, Ottawa mayors

Ontario Premier Doug Ford is considering new legislation that would give Toronto Mayor John Tory new powers and a potential veto over city council, Global News has learned. The Ford government is working on legislation that is expected to grant increased powers to Toronto’s and Ottawa’s mayors as well as tackling the issue of housing … Read more

New Toronto parks might signal a new era for the city and its mayor

New Toronto parks might signal a new era for the city and its mayor

An illustration of the proposed University Park, looking south down University Avenue toward Queen Street West.Illustration by PUBLIC WORK One of Toronto’s most exciting park projects – turning part of a downtown roadway into green space – has momentum. On Tuesday, Mayor John Tory ­­­announced his commitment to the “University Park” plan, which would create … Read more

Sikh security guards for City of Toronto lose jobs over clean shave requirement

Sikh security guards for City of Toronto lose jobs over clean shave requirement

Signage and the Toronto city hall building is photographed on Aug. 13, 2021.Christopher Katsarov/The Globe and Mail More than 100 Sikh men have lost their jobs as private security guards for the City of Toronto because of a policy that requires them to be clean shaven so they can wear properly fitting N95 respirators while … Read more