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Official account for Toronto Mayor John Tory. Working hard every day to get transit built, build more housing, and keep Toronto affordable.
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Jennifer McKelvie 16h
A great first step in keeping our City moving and prioritizing key transit corridors. This fall, Eglinton Ave. E., from Kennedy Station to , will receive the first of 5 priority lanes.
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John Tory 12h
Wonderful evening speaking with veterans on the reopened patio at Branch 344. Despite the challenges of this pandemic, our Legions continue to provide important community support for veterans and their families.
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John Tory 14h
Iggy Kaneff was a great example of the Canadian dream personified. After immigrating to Canada, he worked hard, built a huge business and literally built cities. He was also a kind and generous man. He will be missed.
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Toronto Public Health 14h
Wearing a cloth mask or face covering is one way to protect others from your germs & reduce the spread of . Learn more about the benefits of wearing cloth mask:
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John Tory 15h
Dropped-in to the Cityview Drive-In at 20 Polson Pier this afternoon to highlight one of the many new locations that will feature concerts, screenings and broadcasts for residents to safely enjoy throughout the summer.
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John Tory 16h
Today, we are excited to announce to be an Official Partner of . This multi-year partnership brings the return of Free Ride Wednesdays and so much more. Read the full release here:
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City of Toronto 17h
The City of Toronto, Toronto Parking Authority (TPA) and CAA South Central Ontario (CAA SCO), today announced the formation of a new partnership. News release:
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John Tory 17h
Replying to @JohnTory
We need to come together as a City Council to put pressure on the other governments to ensure they provide us with the financial support we need, so we do not have to make further, much more drastic, cuts.
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John Tory 17h
I look forward to working with my Council colleagues to review this report and to make it clear – as a strong and united Council – that we need support from the other governments and we need it now.
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John Tory 17h
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These reports are intended to ensure that Council has all of the information it needs to make critical decisions about how we will balance the City’s budget if the federal and provincial governments do not come through with adequate support.
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John Tory 17h
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The Executive Committee will consider this report on July 20 and Council will consider it on July 28. At City Council, we will have an additional report from the City Manager on the grim strategies we would have to undertake if help doesn't arrive from Ottawa and Queen's Park.
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John Tory 17h
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We are working to save where we can. The report also notes that the city has implemented a series of spending and workforce restraints, which have generated $188.4 million in savings to date, and are expected to generate approximately $514 million in savings by year-end.
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John Tory 17h
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We have been clear – we should not slash services, many of which are most important to our most marginalized residents in order to get out of this situation and we cannot tax our way out at a time when many people, simply cannot sustain a huge property tax increase.
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John Tory 17h
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We have incurred millions of dollars in costs responding to in order to save lives and protect Torontonians and we have lost hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue – the city is projecting $1.9 billion in COVID-19 related financial impacts by year-end.
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John Tory 17h
Today the Executive Committee Agenda was released with a report on the 2020 operating budget variance. This report provides a substantial update on the actual impact to date of on our City's finances and projections to the end of the year.
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John Tory 18h
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I look forward to working with my Council colleagues to review this report and to make it clear – as a strong and united City Council – that we need support from the other governments and we need it now.
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John Tory 18h
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The City staff report released today makes clear the stark reality we are facing and the measures we have taken to save what we can.
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John Tory 18h
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We remain hopeful a federal-provincial funding agreement to support municipalities can be reached to avoid devastating cuts to frontline services or unaffordable property tax increases.
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John Tory 18h
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But the fact remains that, while cities continue to respond to the pandemic, they are experiencing unprecedented costs and significant revenue losses. These unprecedented financial circumstances require unprecedented action from the federal and provincial governments.
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John Tory 18h
Municipalities are on the frontlines responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and have been since the beginning, just as we will be on the front lines of the recovery.
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