John Tory

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John Tory

Tory in 2018
65th Mayor of Toronto
In office
December 1, 2014 – February 17, 2023
Preceded byRob Ford
Succeeded byOlivia Chow
Ontario provincial politics
Leader of the Opposition in Ontario
In office
March 29, 2005 – October 10, 2007
Preceded byBob Runciman
Succeeded byBob Runciman
Leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario
In office
September 28, 2004 – March 20, 2009
Preceded byErnie Eves
Succeeded byBob Runciman (interim)
Member of the Ontario Provincial Parliament
for Dufferin—Peel—Wellington—Grey
In office
March 29, 2005 – October 10, 2007
Preceded byErnie Eves
Succeeded bySylvia Jones
Personal details
John Howard Tory

(1954-05-28) May 28, 1954 (age 69)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Political partyIndependent
Other political
Progressive Conservative
Federal PC (until 1995)
Barbara Hackett (m. 1978)
MotherElizabeth Bacon
FatherJohn A. Tory
RelativesJohn S. D. Tory (grandfather)
James Marshall Tory (uncle)
ResidenceToronto, Ontario
Alma materTrinity College, Toronto (BA)
Osgoode Hall Law School (LLB)
  • Politician
  • lawyer
  • businessman

John Howard Tory (audio speaker iconlisten; born May 28, 1954) is a Canadian politician. He is the former mayor of Toronto, where he was born.[1]

Tory was a candidate for the 2003 Toronto mayoral election. He finished in second place and lost to David Miller. After this, from 2004 to 2009, he was the leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario. He was also a member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 2005 to 2007 for the riding of Dufferin—Peel—Wellington—Grey.

He was elected in the 2014 election against Olivia Chow and Doug Ford, the other leading competitors. He succeeded Rob Ford. In 2018, Tory was re-elected for a second time. In this election he defeated a former Chief City Planner, Jennifer Keesmaat.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Mayor's biography". City of Toronto. Archived from the original on 22 March 2016. Retrieved 17 October 2016.
  2. McQuigge, Michelle; Perkel, Colin (22 October 2018). "John Tory cruises to second term as Toronto mayor as Ontario holds municipal elections". National Post. Retrieved 24 October 2018.