John Tory

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John Tory said : "Although I wish this situation had started in a more cooperative manner, I want to thank the Minister for acknowledging that there are concerns raised by the City, the community, the local councillor and myself which require discussion, and thank the Minister as well for agreeing to an immediate five-day pause," External link

CBC Sunday, January 24, 2021 7:30:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "I remain hopeful that a path forward can be found that gets more affordable housing built and at the same time takes proper notice of community concerns such as heritage," External link

CBC Sunday, January 24, 2021 7:30:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “The proper way to do this from the beginning would have been, and still is, to sit down and talk about that and talk with the city and talk with the local community and for the province to follow some of the laws that apply to this kind of thing,” “So that's what we're seeking to do. That's why we asked for the pause. The minister gave us five days. We'll put those to good use. And if we need more, then we'll take whatever steps we can to get more” External link

cp24 Saturday, January 23, 2021 2:51:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “Now is going to be the most important time of all for us, if there are just glimmers of hope on the horizon, to see that through and not start making predictions about what day things are going to open or close but rather say let’s stay the course and get this thing done,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, January 22, 2021 7:22:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “I tried to make Canada’s case in a determined, thoughtful way and I’ve kept the government of Canada fully apprised of the conversations I’ve been having,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, January 22, 2021 7:22:00 PM EAT

John Tory told : “It (the traffic data) just suggests we are not doing quite as well as we did in the spring but that there has certainly been a big change since the fall,” External link

cp24 Friday, January 22, 2021 4:16:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “We are understanding of the fact... that you need to have some exercise, you need some fresh air,” “A lot of the time you just need to get out if you live in an apartment or condo, but we are asking you obviously do that only with people you live with” External link

cp24 Friday, January 22, 2021 4:16:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "I guess we weren't necessarily expecting to receive it," External link

CBC Friday, January 22, 2021 12:18:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "I think these are all lessons as to how we're going to have to sit together as two governments and, yes, get affordable housing built and, yes, get transit built, but do it in a way that involves proper consultation with the city, with the communities, and respect for all the various other policies that go beyond housing and transit," External link

CBC Friday, January 22, 2021 12:18:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “The best way to go about these kinds of conversations is to make your case as a Canadian, which I did, and as the mayor of the largest city in the country, and to try to make Canada’s case,” External link

citynews-ca Friday, January 22, 2021 4:43:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “Now is going to be the most important time of all for us, if there are just glimmers of hope on the horizon, to see that through and not start making predictions about what day things are going to open or close but rather say let’s stay the course and get this thing done,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, January 22, 2021 2:45:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “I tried to make Canada’s case in a determined, thoughtful way and I’ve kept the government of Canada fully apprised of the conversations I’ve been having,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, January 22, 2021 2:45:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : "The best way to go about these kinds of conversations is to make your case as a Canadian, which I did, and as the mayor of the largest city in the country, and to try to make Canada's case," External link

barrie Friday, January 22, 2021 1:02:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “I think it’s one of those things where I think the message is certainly getting out there that hopefully, they would reconsider what they’re doing with Canada, whether they will or not,” External link

citynews-ca Thursday, January 21, 2021 10:34:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “This is one of the lessons learned in the first two days — there should have been, and will be going forward, some … password-type protection that says (an online vaccination registration) link can’t be shared,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, January 21, 2021 12:42:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “I don’t blame the people who got this link and somebody said ‘Hey, you can go sign up for an appointment,’” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, January 21, 2021 12:42:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “This is one of the lessons learned in the two days (that the clinic was operating), you know that there should have been and there will now be going forward some protection like a password so the link can’t be shared,” External link

barrie Thursday, January 21, 2021 12:04:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “These are the lessons we learned and I think we are going to have to be really explicit in communicating who is getting vaccinated when and make sure that when you go to the link to make an appointment that there has to be some sort of password or other security measure,” “But I can tell you that when we learned about this we moved very quickly to address and I think if we had the rest of the weeks or even the six weeks to run the clinic we would have found that that wasn’t the case” External link

barrie Thursday, January 21, 2021 12:04:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “I think it was very well handled, it was just a problem that arose,” “We knew there would be problems and that’s why we were having a proof of concept clinic as oppose to opening them all up when millions of people are going to be coming in groups to be vaccinated” External link

citynews-ca Wednesday, January 20, 2021 11:30:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “This is one of the lessons learned in the two days (that the clinic was operating), you know that there should have been and there will now be going forward some protection like a password so the link can’t be shared,” External link

cp24 Wednesday, January 20, 2021 9:34:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “These are the lessons we learned and I think we are going to have to be really explicit in communicating who is getting vaccinated when and make sure that when you go to the link to make an appointment that there has to be some sort of password or other security measure,” “But I can tell you that when we learned about this we moved very quickly to address and I think if we had the rest of the weeks or even the six weeks to run the clinic we would have found that that wasn’t the case” External link

cp24 Wednesday, January 20, 2021 9:34:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “We will be ready as a city,” External link

barrie Wednesday, January 20, 2021 9:10:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “We didn’t learn all the lessons that we had to learn because of the premature closure of this proof-of-concept clinic due to a lack of supply, but we will continue to learn as soon as that supply is available,” External link

barrie Wednesday, January 20, 2021 9:10:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "The CaféTO program was a popular and successful quick-start COVID-19 response program that helped local businesses stay in business, helped protect jobs, and improved the quality of life in our city for residents," External link

CBC Wednesday, January 20, 2021 8:53:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “This is proof that there is indeed a silver lining in most clouds,” External link

barrie Wednesday, January 20, 2021 8:14:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “I made a commitment to help the entire restaurants and bar industry on a go forward basis and this report demonstrates that we are following through on that commitment,” External link

barrie Wednesday, January 20, 2021 8:14:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “This is proof that there is indeed a silver lining in most clouds,” External link

cp24 Wednesday, January 20, 2021 8:02:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “This program infused our city with vibrancy and community when we needed it the most,” “There were people who said to me when I announced it and we announced that we would be taking some lanes of traffic and repurposing them for this that it would be the end of these main streets and neighbourhoods and in fact it brought those neighbourhoods to life. It was a win-win. We helped a restaurant and bar industry that was struggling, we helped to protect jobs and we improved the quality of life in our city pandemic or not. Keeping it and making it better is the right thing to do” External link

cp24 Wednesday, January 20, 2021 8:02:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “The regulation specifically says that outdoor recreational facilities are entitled to stay open, which skating rinks are, they’ve always been allowed to be open,” External link

citynews-ca Wednesday, January 20, 2021 2:18:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "Vaccination is soon to come and we're just working away at being ready to do that," External link

CBC Wednesday, January 20, 2021 6:19:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “We are making progress now – as part of an all hands on deck effort – to get the vaccine to our most vulnerable residents,” “Reducing the spread of COVID-19 is our top priority and we are thankful for the tireless efforts of our staff and partners in fighting this pandemic everyday” External link

680news Tuesday, January 19, 2021 4:18:00 PM EAT

John Tory told : “I would love to have more money to do more things, but I don’t seek to raise taxes in a time of crisis, any more than absolutely necessary,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, January 19, 2021 1:40:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “There is a group of people, I will concede, because I’ve heard from them the entire six years that I’ve been here, that say, ‘I will pay more.’ And you count yourself among them. But there is a much larger group of people who say, ‘I just can’t’ and I think, if anything, their voice has increased, in terms of saying, ‘Right now I’m struggling,’” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, January 19, 2021 1:40:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “As anyone knows who may have been watching the NFL playoffs over the last few days, you need a good playbook, it is the only way to win,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, January 19, 2021 3:24:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “It is time for it to happen. I can’t even count how many times I have sat here and said this is an urgent issue that is causing people to go to work sick,” “It is not right and we should fix it” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, January 19, 2021 1:52:00 AM EAT

John Tory told : “I don’t think they’re going to be combing the streets looking for anybody walking down the sidewalk and say ‘Aha! Are you going to get a prescriptions or going to pick up food?’ ” External link

citynews-ca Tuesday, January 19, 2021 12:32:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “it doesn’t really matter which government resolves” External link

cp24 Monday, January 18, 2021 11:13:00 PM EAT

John Tory told : "The whole idea here is to have a clinic that can vaccinate frontline healthcare workers and in the process learn the lessons that have to be learned so when they roll out 50 or even 100 of these mass vaccination clinics around the province all the sort of bugs have been worked out of the system," External link

barrie Monday, January 18, 2021 3:54:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “First and foremost, there is the hope that the vaccines are on their way,” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, January 17, 2021 11:01:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “spring will be a much brighter time for us all and we will get through what I know is a difficult winter so far,” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, January 17, 2021 11:01:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “I understand the right to protest, but in my case they not only demonstrate contrary to the regulations that are out there, and they do the same outside of Premier Ford’s house… they also stop people from people from coming in and out of their homes in our building,” External link

cp24 Sunday, January 17, 2021 6:11:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “I understand the right to protest, but in my case they not only demonstrate contrary to the regulations that are out there, and they do the same outside of Premier Ford’s house… they also stop people from people from coming in and out of their homes in our building,” External link

barrie Sunday, January 17, 2021 5:55:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “I will work with the organizers of the St. Patrick’s Day parade to make sure we do something virtual if the parade doesn’t happen,” “If I was guessing man… the things are still so serious that the notion that we should be having a parade in March, which is just a couple of months literally from now, I would say is doubtful” External link

cp24 Sunday, January 17, 2021 5:26:00 PM EAT

John Tory says : “I am confident we will be successful in bringing all governments to the table to renew and extend this partnership for Toronto and all cities across Canada,” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, January 17, 2021 2:30:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "As mayor, it is my job to work with every member of city council," External link

CBC Saturday, January 16, 2021 4:30:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “This is a crucial time for our city as we continue to face the challenge of COVID-19,” External link

680news Saturday, January 16, 2021 3:57:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “I also look forward to working with Mr. Mantas on the prudent management of the City’s finances and on the maintenance of strong partnerships with the other governments,” External link

barrie Saturday, January 16, 2021 9:36:00 AM EAT

John Tory told : "I want to reassure residents that health and safety has been a top priority for this election and that city staff have been working with Toronto Public Health to make sure all safety protocols are in place," External link

CBC Saturday, January 16, 2021 7:36:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “I’m glad to see this downward trend in the number of tickets issued and hope this will continue to be the case at all future locations,” External link

cknw Friday, January 15, 2021 6:35:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “I’m glad to see this downward trend in the number of tickets issued and hope this will continue to be the case at all future locations,” External link

globalnews Friday, January 15, 2021 4:35:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “They’re going to move every three or four months so that we can sort of draw to the attention of people in other parts of the city,” External link

cp24 Friday, January 15, 2021 4:12:00 PM EAT

John Tory told : "I want to reassure residents that health and safety has been a top priority for this election and that City staff have been working with Toronto Public Health to make sure all safety protocols are in place," External link

CBC Friday, January 15, 2021 5:48:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “The proposed 2021 City of Toronto operating and capital budget launched today protects all City services and invests more in key frontline services responding to the COVID-19 pandemic including Toronto Public Health, shelters and supportive housing, and seniors and long-term care,” External link

citynews-ca Thursday, January 14, 2021 10:26:00 PM EAT

John Tory added ( about Gary Crawford ) : “Throughout this budget process, I am committed to working with Budget Chief Gary Crawford and all my colleagues on City Council to ensure the final budget makes new investments in other areas and in parts of the city hardest hit by the virus,” External link

citynews-ca Thursday, January 14, 2021 10:26:00 PM EAT

John Tory added : “This is a responsible budget which includes $573 million in savings, offsets, and efficiencies – that’s on top of the $500 million in savings and efficiencies the City worked to find last year in the wake of COVID-19,” External link

citynews-ca Thursday, January 14, 2021 10:26:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “The proposed 2021 City of Toronto operating and capital budget launched today protects all City services and invests more in key frontline services responding to the COVID-19 pandemic including Toronto Public Health, shelters and supportive housing, and seniors and long-term care,” “This is a responsible budget which includes $573 million in savings, offsets, and efficiencies – that’s on top of the $500 million in savings and efficiencies the City worked to find last year in the wake of COVID-19” External link

680news Thursday, January 14, 2021 9:46:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “The proposed 2021 City of Toronto operating and capital budget launched today protects all City services and invests more in key frontline services responding to the COVID-19 pandemic including Toronto Public Health, shelters and supportive housing, and seniors and long-term care,” “This is a responsible budget which includes $573 million in savings, offsets, and efficiencies – that’s on top of the $500 million in savings and efficiencies the City worked to find last year in the wake of COVID-19” External link

citynews-ca Thursday, January 14, 2021 9:25:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “The regulation specifically says that outdoor recreational facilities are entitled to stay open, which skating rinks are, they’ve always been allowed to be open,” External link

citynews-ca Thursday, January 14, 2021 7:53:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “This is one more example of the work Toronto Public Health is doing to help combat COVID-19 in our community. I encourage residents who are contacted by the survey to take part and help our medical health professionals protect our city,” External link

cp24 Thursday, January 14, 2021 7:44:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "I do not think it is an appropriate time to cut services to people, especially vulnerable people, and I certainly don't think it's time for a huge tax increase," External link

barrie Thursday, January 14, 2021 7:00:00 PM EAT

John Tory told : “The public shouldn’t be expected to do what I’m doing here which is reading a 40-page document from the government of Ontario which is putting forward these regulations,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, January 14, 2021 1:36:00 AM EAT

John Tory told : “It says right here that no person is permitted to use an indoor or outdoor recreational amenity that is required to be closed,” External link

cp24 Wednesday, January 13, 2021 4:28:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “It also says organized public gatherings and social events are limited to five people,” “So is a skating rink an organized social or public event, or is it not? We have a limit of 25 people on those rinks” External link

cp24 Wednesday, January 13, 2021 4:28:00 PM EAT

John Tory ajouté : «Je ne pense pas que ce soit le moment opportun de couper les services aux personnes, en particulier aux personnes vulnérables» External link

journaldemontreal Wednesday, January 13, 2021 11:22:00 AM EAT

John Tory said ( about Doug Ford ) : “I have been calling for further action, based on the advice of Toronto Public Health, and I want to thank Premier Ford and his cabinet for listening to public health experts and taking some additional needed actions,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, January 13, 2021 3:19:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “I support the stay-at-home order, the extension of at-home learning for students in Toronto, and extended mask wearing — these are the right thing to do,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, January 13, 2021 3:19:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “The blitz of big-box stores is welcome, but if it proves inadequate I hope the government won’t hesitate to take further action,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, January 13, 2021 3:19:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “People should not be put out of their housing during a health emergency,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, January 13, 2021 3:19:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “Ontario’s COVID numbers are going in the wrong direction — like many other jurisdictions around the world — and could very quickly get much worse, meaning even more people becoming infected, even more people being hospitalized, and even more people tragically dying in our communities,” “Every alarm bell has now been rung,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, January 13, 2021 3:19:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “I do not think it is an appropriate time to cut services to people, especially vulnerable people, and I certainly don’t think it’s time for a huge tax increase,” “So we’d be left with no alternative. But I’m optimistic. I think the other governments will come forward because they’ll realize we need to continue to make those investments, we need to provide services to people” External link

680news Tuesday, January 12, 2021 11:49:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “Given the length of time it took to reach agreement on safe restart in 2020, the time to deal with 2021 is now,” External link

680news Tuesday, January 12, 2021 11:49:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “Given the length of time it took to reach agreement on safe restart in 2020, the time to deal with 2021 is now,” External link

cknw Tuesday, January 12, 2021 11:31:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “If we have a significant shortfall because there is no Safe Restart support from the other governments, we will have no choice but to cut back up to $860 million of capital spending which affects jobs, economic activity and just keeping Toronto in good repair,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, January 12, 2021 9:02:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “No matter what the province ultimately implements it is important for all of us right now to exercise our own personal responsibility and stay home as much as possible,” External link

680news Tuesday, January 12, 2021 2:51:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “I believe, based on what I’ve been told, that the health-care system’s ability to do both — and it’s important it should be able to do both — is in serious jeopardy,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, January 12, 2021 6:22:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “The time to act is now,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, January 12, 2021 6:22:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “in a way…the worst of both worlds,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, January 12, 2021 6:22:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “We’ve had a sort of lockdown that we call a lockdown, but there’s really a lot of things still open and a lot of people still moving around,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, January 12, 2021 6:22:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “In response to a request from the province, the city will be opening a large COVID-19 immunization clinic next Monday, quite a few weeks earlier than originally planned,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, January 12, 2021 5:20:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “I know that we’re all tired of video meetings, but believe you me, there was no better way to start 2021 than with an urgent call about how we could help speed up vaccine rollout to our front-line workers,” “This program will allow all of us to refine the immunization clinic concept so that we make sure we get it right in all the clinics we will have in operation across the city when vaccine is available for the general public” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, January 12, 2021 5:20:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “This is not a permitted use for this property and once again illustrates a significant disconnect between the applicant and what the city would like to achieve at this location,” “City staff have sent a letter making it abundantly clear that if the tenant fails to withdraw this application and proceeds, the city will pursue any and all further remedies in accordance with the lease and the law” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, January 12, 2021 2:40:00 AM EAT

John Tory explained : “This site will be focused on vaccinating people designated by the province as next in line for the vaccine, including frontline healthcare workers in our shelter system and public health workers who will work themselves as COVID-19 immunizers,” External link

citynews-ca Tuesday, January 12, 2021 2:13:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “The task of making vaccinations available to three million people requires initial steps forward like this,” External link

citynews-ca Tuesday, January 12, 2021 2:13:00 AM EAT

John Tory told : “I don't rule a curfew out, but I really question whether it will be the most effective. If you have a curfew, can we enforce it,” External link

cp24 Tuesday, January 12, 2021 12:15:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “Number one are big box stores,” “I never understood for the life of me that if we were going to close down small retail, and say you couldn’t go in those stores and they couldn’t be open except for curbside pickup, and thank heavens for at least that, I never understood that. If we’re going to say retail is closed, then it is closed” External link

cp24 Tuesday, January 12, 2021 12:15:00 AM EAT

John Tory told : "It's been identified to me by our health people as being important to getting more people tested and wrestling this virus to the ground," External link

barrie Tuesday, January 12, 2021 12:06:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “I cannot stress enough the immense amount of work underway within your city government to help the province rollout the vaccine,” External link

680news Monday, January 11, 2021 11:06:00 PM EAT

John Tory told : "I don't rule a curfew out, but I really question whether it will be the most effective. If you have a curfew, can we enforce it?" External link

barrie Monday, January 11, 2021 8:59:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “A vaccination is a great thing. It gives people hope, vis-a-vis how to deal with COVID-19,” “A vaccination however ... won’t address affordable housing. The vaccination won’t address the inequities some people face in terms of access to opportunity. The vaccination won’t address how we can build out our transit” External link

TorontoStar Monday, January 11, 2021 8:05:00 PM EAT

John Tory told : "I don't rule a curfew out, but I really question whether it will be the most effective. If you have a curfew, can we enforce it?" External link

barrie Monday, January 11, 2021 7:27:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "Number one are big box stores," "I never understood for the life of me that if we were going to close down small retail, and say you couldn’t go in those stores and they couldn’t be open except for curbside pickup, and thank heavens for at least that, I never understood that. If we’re going to say retail is closed, then it is closed" External link

barrie Monday, January 11, 2021 7:27:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “I hate to say it, but I think we need to go through a period where pretty much everything is closed, as was the case in the spring,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, January 11, 2021 6:02:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “in a way…the worst of both worlds,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, January 11, 2021 6:02:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “Never understood it — I’m not sure there ever was a real rationale for it,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, January 11, 2021 6:02:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “If you said to me, going short of a curfew, that you had to (impose) more hours of restriction on when people could be going out to get food, I would be perfectly comfortable with that,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, January 11, 2021 6:02:00 PM EAT

John Tory told : “I don't rule a curfew out, but I really question whether it will be the most effective. If you have a curfew, can we enforce it,” External link

cp24 Monday, January 11, 2021 4:41:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “Number one are big box stores,” “I never understood for the life of me that if we were going to close down small retail, and say you couldn’t go in those stores and they couldn’t be open except for curbside pickup, and thank heavens for at least that, I never understood that. If we’re going to say retail is closed, then it is closed” External link

cp24 Monday, January 11, 2021 4:41:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "The 1,300 paramedics in our city, who have done such a fantastic job during the pandemic and of course every other day as well, are an extension of our emergency departments and play a vital role in our response to the pandemic," "Getting them vaccinated will not only protect all residents but also other front-line workers" External link

CBC Sunday, January 10, 2021 11:22:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “We mourn all the innocent lives lost to COVID-19 with their families, friends, colleagues, and neighbours,” “The best way we can honour the memory of those lost and pay tribute to those continuing to work on the frontlines of healthcare to protect us is to keep staying home as much as possible right now, wearing a mask when we go out, and avoiding gathering with people we don’t live with” External link

barrie Friday, January 8, 2021 9:02:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “We mourn all the innocent lives lost to COVID-19 with their families, friends, colleagues, and neighbours,” “The best way we can honour the memory of those lost and pay tribute to those continuing to work on the frontlines of healthcare to protect us is to keep staying home as much as possible right now, wearing a mask when we go out, and avoiding gathering with people we don’t live with” External link

barrie Friday, January 8, 2021 4:58:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “We mourn all the innocent lives lost to COVID-19 with their families, friends, colleagues, and neighbours,” “The best way we can honour the memory of those lost and pay tribute to those continuing to work on the frontlines of healthcare to protect us is to keep staying home as much as possible right now, wearing a mask when we go out, and avoiding gathering with people we don’t live with” External link

cp24 Friday, January 8, 2021 2:28:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “It’s really sad in the context of what is supposed to be the celebration of one of the world’s great democracies having rendered its verdict with respect to who they wish to have in a position of leadership,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, January 7, 2021 8:14:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “It’s really sad in the context of what is supposed to be the celebration of one of the world’s great democracies having rendered its verdict with respect to who they wish to have in a position of leadership,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, January 7, 2021 4:52:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “It’s really sad in the context of what is supposed to be the celebration of one of the world’s great democracies having rendered its verdict with respect to who they wish to have in a position of leadership,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, January 7, 2021 3:45:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “It’s really sad in the context of what is supposed to be the celebration of one of the world’s great democracies having rendered its verdict with respect to who they wish to have in a position of leadership,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, January 7, 2021 2:38:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “It’s really sad in the context of what is supposed to be the celebration of one of the world’s great democracies having rendered its verdict with respect to who they wish to have in a position of leadership,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, January 7, 2021 2:13:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “It’s really sad in the context of what is supposed to be the celebration of one of the world’s great democracies having rendered its verdict with respect to who they wish to have in a position of leadership,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, January 7, 2021 1:31:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “If somebody said that some kind of a restriction on when people could come and go would significantly increase our effectiveness in wrestling this virus to the ground then I wouldn’t rule it out. But as of this moment there has been more mention of it in media questions than there has been in official circles,” External link

barrie Thursday, January 7, 2021 12:58:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “It’s really sad in the context of what is supposed to be the celebration of one of the world’s great democracies having rendered its verdict with respect to who they wish to have in a position of leadership,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, January 7, 2021 12:32:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : "Paramedics in our city, who have done such a fantastic job during the pandemic and of course every other day as well, are an extension of our emergency departments and play a vital role in our response to the pandemic," External link

cp24 Thursday, January 7, 2021 12:02:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “We are looking for areas in which those same tasks might be better carried out by other kinds of professionals, including mental health professionals for example, and then and only then once we’ve identified a better way to do this will we reduce the police budget,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, January 5, 2021 2:51:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : "We know the fight is far from over and spread is happening in workplaces," "I believe this kind of transparency and public accountability will help to encourage employers to do everything they can to protect their workers and it will help give everyone a better indication of where the COVID-19 virus is spreading in our community" External link

CBC Tuesday, January 5, 2021 1:21:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : "I think it's past time that we had action on that," External link

CBC Tuesday, January 5, 2021 1:21:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “There will be more public reporting and transparency and this is on the theory that information is power,” “Information is power for the public but more importantly for the workers themselves to ensure they are kept safe” External link

barrie Monday, January 4, 2021 9:40:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “There will be more public reporting and transparency and this is on the theory that information is power,” “Information is power for the public but more importantly for the workers themselves to ensure they are kept safe” External link

barrie Monday, January 4, 2021 8:04:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “There will be more public reporting and transparency and this is on the theory that information is power,” “Information is power for the public but more importantly for the workers themselves to ensure they are kept safe” External link

cp24 Monday, January 4, 2021 7:12:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “I’m not defending any of the actions, I’m defending the human being, who I know,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, December 30, 2020 9:06:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “Imagine losing a loved one at Christmas. Seventy-eight families in Toronto had to endure that this year, and we extend condolences to all of those grieving families,” “We are still far from gaining the upper hand with this deadly virus and we have another chance to show how much better we can do at following public health advice with the upcoming New Year's Eve, and the weekend to follow” External link

cp24 Wednesday, December 30, 2020 8:57:00 PM EAT

John Tory said ( about Roy Phillips ) : “Minister Phillips made a mistake, a serious mistake, he’s been chastised by the Premier for that, he admitted his own deep regret for making that mistake,” External link

680news Wednesday, December 30, 2020 8:26:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “It’s a very regrettable series of events,” “But I think people who know me know that I stand by my friends when they make mistakes and when they’re in trouble … he’s a human being and he made a mistake and he’ll pay a price for that” External link

680news Wednesday, December 30, 2020 8:26:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "This is certainly a tragic situation," "So if advice is offered that we should ask for help I'll certainly do my job in making that request for extra help" External link

CBC Thursday, December 24, 2020 1:52:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “I have heard just over the last couple of weeks so many variations on a theme that sort of suggests that there is an asterisk beside advice from our medical officer of health to stay home and to only socialize with people you live with. We have heard the asterisk that says it is OK to do otherwise if you have a test or it is OK if it is only your grandmother or it is OK if it is just a couple of people you are having over,” “Look there is no asterisk beside this. The advice is stay home please and only socialize with the people you live with. There are not other things that make it better or make it OK” External link

cp24 Wednesday, December 23, 2020 8:17:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "I know this won't be an easy Christmas for many and I understand that after this long, difficult year we want to be in-person with our loved ones," External link

CBC Wednesday, December 23, 2020 7:01:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “If you said, am I fearful for the future Toronto, not at all. This place is going to get back to where it was as one of the most successful cities in the world,” External link

cp24 Wednesday, December 23, 2020 6:39:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “The fundamentals of all of Toronto are such – with smart people, good education, educational institutions, great industries, great arts and culture, great values – that people will be flocking to come to this city again once the pandemic is over,” “Investment will be coming here and people will start to come back downtown because there's too much going on not to come downtown but that's going to take some time” External link

cp24 Wednesday, December 23, 2020 6:39:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “They reaffirmed it at a high level, they said this city had a bright future. And they said it was prudently financially managed and that was music to my ears, all of those things because that's what we're trying to do and what we will continue to try to do,” External link

cp24 Wednesday, December 23, 2020 6:39:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “I mean it's agonizing because you would love to find some answer to fighting this virus that didn't hurt people,” External link

cp24 Wednesday, December 23, 2020 6:39:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “There was an inconsistency there which I acknowledged early on. I wasn't comfortable with it but, again, the province had these difficult decisions to make. They made it based on the medical advice they got and here we are,” External link

cp24 Wednesday, December 23, 2020 6:39:00 AM EAT

John Tory pointed out : “every other major global city in the world” External link

cp24 Wednesday, December 23, 2020 6:39:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “It's very frustrating, and it's frankly frustrating for me more so than anything else because those people are quite literally – it's not an exaggeration to say it – putting other people's lives at risk,” External link

cp24 Wednesday, December 23, 2020 6:39:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “I have to really roll up my sleeves and really get down to work on making sure we help business and others labor movements to get back to a strong economy so people are working and have jobs and the city is booming like it was before and that we keep the finances in order,” “But I would say pandemic, affordable housing, supportive housing and the economy are the things that will take up my time as they have been but I'm really going to have to have laser focus on those things in 2021 and beyond” External link

cp24 Wednesday, December 23, 2020 6:39:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “If you’ve seen it, it’s beautiful. I love it. I want to have 20 more of those,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, December 22, 2020 7:38:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “You have to move quickly to do things, so that’s been a bit change as well,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, December 22, 2020 7:38:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “There’s no question that the focus and sort of my own intensity to push those things forward was limited by the fact that I had to devote so much time to the pandemic itself,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, December 22, 2020 7:38:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “I believe new investors and new businesses and new uses of space will come along that will occupy that space, because I think Toronto will be a more attractive place than ever to invest, but it will lead to a transformation,” “And so I just think that the economy is going to have to get to be a big focus of my attention. I think it will take a couple of years to get the tourism, hospitality industry back on its feet” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, December 22, 2020 7:38:00 PM EAT

John Tory told : “It’s not entirely clear yet what will change,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, December 22, 2020 3:53:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “I think maybe now the onus switches to people,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, December 22, 2020 3:53:00 AM EAT

John Tory told : "We need to repeat the solid compliance that we saw in the spring," External link

CBC Tuesday, December 22, 2020 1:26:00 AM EAT

John Tory told : “C’mon people, let’s act in the Christmas spirit and not behave that way,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, December 21, 2020 11:00:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “There are mayors, people in the region, who don’t agree that further shutdown is required. I happen to think there is such movement back and forth… that you have to do something region-wide,” “I’m one who believes that the big box stores, if they remain open, should only go to curbside pickup and that’s just so that you discourage people from going there and that you also create a degree of fairness with the other businesses” External link

ctvnews Sunday, December 20, 2020 6:59:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “We’ve never wanted to get to the point where we couldn’t care for those who are sick plus those of course who have a heart attack or stroke or some other need for hospitalization,” “These numbers are a source of very serious concern” External link

ctvnews Sunday, December 20, 2020 6:59:00 PM EAT

John Tory told : “There are mayors, people in the region, who don’t agree that further shutdown is required. I happen to think there is such movement back and forth… that you have to do something region-wide,” External link

cp24 Sunday, December 20, 2020 6:58:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “We’ve never wanted to get to the point where we couldn’t care for those who are sick plus those of course who have a heart attack or stroke or some other need for hospitalization,” “These numbers are a source of very serious concern” External link

cp24 Sunday, December 20, 2020 6:58:00 PM EAT

John Tory said ( about Doug Ford ) : “I don’t know exactly what’s coming on Monday, but I just know that it’s something that is the right thing to do,” “I will be supportive of Premier Ford in that respect because these are terribly difficult decisions and I just know we’re all trying to do it for the right reasons” External link

globalnews Sunday, December 20, 2020 12:05:00 AM EAT

John Tory told : “I think modular homes can play a big role because they can be put up quickly, they are in a position where they can provide a real home for people and provide the supports inside for people who are dealing with issues involving mental health, substance issues or something like that,” External link

cp24 Saturday, December 19, 2020 11:58:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “I just think they’re very homelike in their feeling, there’s big windows and lots of daylight and I think that people who are used to living on the street or in a shelter are going to find these very homelike and they’re going to find lots of support inside the building…,” External link

cp24 Saturday, December 19, 2020 11:58:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “That is why we have lowered speed limits in literally hundreds of locations, deployed dozens of automated speed cameras and red light cameras, installed head start pedestrian signals and redesigned intersections, all to keep pedestrians safer,” “Drivers have to wake up to the fact that their disregard for safety and the law is costing us lives” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, December 19, 2020 5:42:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “I think we have to have something that is truly going to apply across the entire region, because I think people are finding it too easy to move back and forth,” External link

cknw Saturday, December 19, 2020 2:09:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “I think we have to have something that is truly going to apply across the entire region, because I think people are finding it too easy to move back and forth,” External link

globalnews Saturday, December 19, 2020 1:29:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “That is why we have lowered speed limits in literally hundreds of locations, deployed dozens of automated speed cameras and red light cameras, installed head start pedestrian signals and redesigned intersections, all to keep pedestrians safer,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, December 18, 2020 10:26:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "What we're not going to do is we're not going to penalize the people who need the TTC to get to work," External link

CBC Friday, December 18, 2020 12:30:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "In the wake of the unprecedented pandemic, which has hit our TTC extremely hard, this is the right and the responsible thing to do. We're keeping the TTC affordable for residents who need it by freezing fares," External link

cp24 Friday, December 18, 2020 2:45:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : "This is something that is much needed and will be much welcome. It will help us with the much needed transit for the City of Toronto and for the GTA and ensure that we are investing in subway trains, in streetcars, in buses as we go forward," "This budget also continues the work we have done with the TTC and the city on an enhanced set of targeted COVID-19 measures to help our most vulnerable residents during lockdown periods" External link

cp24 Friday, December 18, 2020 2:45:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “The Ontario Line let's remember will provide substantially enhanced service beyond what the relief line would have done,” External link

cp24 Friday, December 18, 2020 1:05:00 AM EAT

John Tory says : “At this critical time, we must continue to follow public health advice,” External link

680news Thursday, December 17, 2020 8:50:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “I think we need to do more and not less. I think it needs to be regional in nature so that we leave people with fewer options as to places they might go,” External link

680news Thursday, December 17, 2020 8:50:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "People are finding it too easy to move back and forth and do things we're discouraging them from doing," External link

CBC Thursday, December 17, 2020 8:05:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “We’ve been working very hard, including finding $500 million so far in savings and efficiencies in the city government, and I will be working tirelessly to get that budget finalized with our hardworking city staff and we will present it in January,” External link

citynews-ca Thursday, December 17, 2020 6:14:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “In year like this that’s very hard for us to do but they will have maintained service without a fare increase for 2021,” External link

680news Thursday, December 17, 2020 5:57:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “I’m going to be working tirelessly to get that budget finalized,” “We will avoid a big tax increase and service cuts” External link

680news Thursday, December 17, 2020 5:57:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “I think we need to do more and not less. I think it needs to be regional in nature so that we leave people with fewer options as to places they might go,” External link

citynews-ca Thursday, December 17, 2020 3:47:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “People are finding it too easy to move back and forth and doing things we’re discouraging them from doing,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, December 17, 2020 3:34:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : "We need to have something that is truly going to apply across the whole region. Because I think people are finding it too easy to move back and forth, and we have to discourage them from doing so," External link

barrie Thursday, December 17, 2020 3:24:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : "We need to have something that is truly going to apply across the whole region. Because I think people are finding it too easy to move back and forth, and we have to discourage them from doing so," External link

cp24 Thursday, December 17, 2020 2:21:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “We knew before the pandemic that we needed to increase the supply of affordable housing and ensure the city remains a place where all members of the workforce can contemplate living,” External link

680news Thursday, December 17, 2020 2:09:00 AM EAT

John Tory told : “Going back to the good old days, as much as we’d want to is just not in the cards, in fact we should be doing more, not less,” External link

barrie Thursday, December 17, 2020 2:02:00 AM EAT

John Tory told : “Today our city faces a grim reality,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, December 17, 2020 1:26:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “Today should be a jolt for all of us,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, December 17, 2020 1:26:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “We need you to rethink your Christmas plans right now,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, December 17, 2020 1:26:00 AM EAT

John Tory warned : “a light at the end of the tunnel — but we’re still in the tunnel,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, December 17, 2020 1:26:00 AM EAT

John Tory affirmed : “We have housed, rehoused, 1,100 plus of those people since the beginning of the pandemic,” “Our efforts will not let up in that regard. We are adopting a sensitive, sensible approach to trying to deal with this precisely because they’re not safe, they’re not healthy, and they’re not legal” External link

680news Thursday, December 17, 2020 1:00:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “If you were planning to gather with people outside of those who live with who you live with in spite of the public health rules, we need you to rethink your Christmas plans,” “Right now, the more people who gathered together this Christmas, the more COVID will spread, and the more strain we will see on our hospitals, the more lives that will be lost” External link

cp24 Thursday, December 17, 2020 12:06:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “If you were planning to gather with people outside of those who live with who you live with in spite of the public health rules, we need you to rethink your Christmas plans,” “Right now, the more people who gathered together this Christmas, the more COVID will spread, and the more strain we will see on our hospitals, the more lives that will be lost” External link

barrie Wednesday, December 16, 2020 11:12:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “People are finding it too easy to move back and forth and doing things we’re discouraging them from doing,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, December 16, 2020 11:12:00 PM EAT

John Tory added : “I think we need to do more and not less. I think it needs to be regional in nature so that we leave people with fewer options as to places they might go,” External link

680news Wednesday, December 16, 2020 11:00:00 PM EAT

John Tory admitted : “What is absolutely clear from everything that we are hearing, from our public health professionals and hospital officials right now, is this: going back to the good old days, as much as we might want to, is just not in the cards,” External link

680news Wednesday, December 16, 2020 11:00:00 PM EAT

John Tory said ( about Eileen de Villa ) : “We need to get back to the personal behaviours that Dr. de Villa and I have both said of the spring, as we can see from cell phone data, people did stay home,” “We need people to stay home and to socialize only with the people they live with. That’s what we need more than anything else” External link

680news Wednesday, December 16, 2020 11:00:00 PM EAT

John Tory told : "We've seen that we can set a good example for ourselves and affect the numbers positively in the winter and spring," External link

CBC Wednesday, December 16, 2020 10:25:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “I’m certainly one who believes we should do the maximum amount that we can feasibly and properly do with public confidence on medical advice so that we can really use the Christmas period to try to wrestle this thing more to the ground,” External link

cknw Wednesday, December 16, 2020 9:28:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “I’m certainly one who believes we should do the maximum amount that we can feasibly and properly do with public confidence on medical advice so that we can really use the Christmas period to try to wrestle this thing more to the ground,” “We have to look at some of the things that they’ve done, for example, in Quebec with respect to saying in a period of time that will be quieter for the economy and for business generally, to say to people that we don’t need you to be going to work unless you absolutely positively have to,” External link

cknw Wednesday, December 16, 2020 9:28:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “We have a deadline for two big municipalities — Toronto and Peel — coming up next week on Monday and I think in advance of that it’s fair to give people notice of what it is you’re going to do, whether that’s just to lift the restrictions or whether it’s to change them or increase them,” External link

cknw Wednesday, December 16, 2020 9:28:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “Based on all of the calculations that we’ve done, it means that we’re kept whole and balance our operating budget in 2020 in the face of what was a huge shortfall,” “It gives us a start on some of our budgetary problems for 2021” External link

citynews-ca Wednesday, December 16, 2020 9:08:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “I’m certainly one who believes we should do the maximum amount that we can feasibly and properly do with public confidence on medical advice so that we can really use the Christmas period to try to wrestle this thing more to the ground,” “We have to look at some of the things that they’ve done, for example, in Quebec with respect to saying in a period of time that will be quieter for the economy and for business generally, to say to people that we don’t need you to be going to work unless you absolutely positively have to,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, December 16, 2020 8:02:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “We have a deadline for two big municipalities — Toronto and Peel — coming up next week on Monday and I think in advance of that it’s fair to give people notice of what it is you’re going to do, whether that’s just to lift the restrictions or whether it’s to change them or increase them,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, December 16, 2020 8:02:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “I’m certainly one who believes we should do the maximum amount that we can feasibly and properly do with public confidence on medical advice so that we can really use the Christmas period to try to wrestle this thing more to the ground,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, December 16, 2020 8:02:00 PM EAT

John Tory told : “This funding will confirm that we will be able to continue with vital services and do so without incurring a deficit which under the law we are not allowed to do,” External link

cp24 Wednesday, December 16, 2020 7:57:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “We hope that as the year progresses we will have some success with vaccines and that will help us be in a situation where our revenues will recover on transit and in other areas in the New Year so we will have less need for assistance,” “But at this moment we still need the other governments to come forward and be of assistance again to make sure we can continue to do what we have to do, delivering the services people rely on” External link

cp24 Wednesday, December 16, 2020 7:57:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “We have faced a dire shortfall,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, December 16, 2020 7:56:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “It makes the City of Toronto whole and balances our budget,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, December 16, 2020 7:56:00 PM EAT

John Tory told : “Going back to the good old days, as much as we’d want to is just not in the cards, in fact we should be doing more, not less,” External link

cp24 Wednesday, December 16, 2020 6:37:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “You look at the death toll, you look at (intensive care unit) occupancy, you look at the fact that hospitals are going into a mode where there are going to be people turned away for the other kinds of treatment they need — this is a serious situation,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, December 16, 2020 5:42:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “When people are saying ‘Maybe I’ll just get together with cousin Ed over the holidays and that’s okay,’ or ‘Maybe I’ll just see one brother and not the other’ — people should be really giving that a serious thought, giving their own head a shake,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, December 16, 2020 5:42:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “Think about the fact that by going out and engaging in behaviour that is outside of the guidelines, they are putting themselves, they are putting their relatives, they are putting their co-workers and they are putting our front-line heroes at greater risk,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, December 16, 2020 5:42:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “I just think that it is time for people to really say okay, it is a quieter time of the year and we can well afford to take some additional measures,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, December 16, 2020 5:42:00 PM EAT

John Tory told : “Going back to the good old days, as much as we’d want to is just not in the cards, in fact we should be doing more, not less,” External link

barrie Wednesday, December 16, 2020 4:21:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "I think we've proven that we can work together," External link

CBC Wednesday, December 16, 2020 1:09:00 PM EAT

John Tory responded : “It is a throwback to the old days of the way police union bosses acted,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, December 15, 2020 4:02:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "The Awakenings program at the Toronto History Museums helps to address the gaps identified in programming and representation," "The time to invest and create change is now as we work toward confronting and eradicating anti-Black racism and all forms of racism within multiple facets of our city" External link

CBC Tuesday, December 15, 2020 4:00:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “People right here in Toronto have actually received the vaccine,” “This should provide hope to us all” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, December 15, 2020 3:23:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “This is a person who has been a repeat offender in this area,” “When you’re a repeat offender it is necessary that more severe consequence should follow if you continue to offend” External link

citynews-ca Tuesday, December 15, 2020 3:05:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “This is a person who has been a repeat offender in this area,” “When you’re a repeat offender it is necessary that more severe consequence should follow if you continue to offend” External link

citynews-ca Tuesday, December 15, 2020 12:11:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “This is a person who has been a repeat offender in this area, and when you're a repeat offender, then it is necessary that more severe consequences should befall you if you continue to offend,” “We're going to be watching this very closely” External link

cp24 Monday, December 14, 2020 11:15:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "I would like to think this was an isolated incident that will be dealt with the court system, where I can only hope that the full weight of the law is applied ot this irresponsible behaviour," External link

CBC Monday, December 14, 2020 11:06:00 PM EAT

John Tory told : “I am astounded at the fact that we have had 16 deaths in the past two days. If we had those 16 deaths from fires, or 16 deaths from criminal activity, or 16 deaths from auto collisions with pedestrians, people would be out of their minds saying what is going on here and asking us what we’re doing about it,” External link

cp24 Sunday, December 13, 2020 5:51:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “I don’t think people get it, I don’t think people get that the intensive care units are filling up,” External link

cp24 Sunday, December 13, 2020 5:51:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “I was merely admitting what I thought to be the obvious yesterday,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, December 12, 2020 5:37:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “I am not a scientist or doctor and that's why they don't call me for advice on this but to me, the notion of maybe keeping the schools closed for an extra week into January might be sensible just in the context of people unfortunately maybe having the family gatherings that they are being asked not to have and keeping those cases out of the schools,” External link

cp24 Friday, December 11, 2020 5:21:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “They could agree, all the teachers and everybody else, to teach for any extra week into July when one assumes we might have our hands on this thing through the vaccines and so on,” “The government makes that decision, the Ontario government, and the school boards. I just think that it's something they should seriously look at and I'm sure they are” External link

cp24 Friday, December 11, 2020 5:21:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “I am not a scientist or doctor and that's why they don't call me for advice on this but to me, the notion of maybe keeping the schools closed for an extra week into January might be sensible just in the context of people unfortunately maybe having the family gatherings that they are being asked not to have and keeping those cases out of the schools,” External link

barrie Friday, December 11, 2020 4:52:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “They could agree, all the teachers and everybody else, to teach for any extra week into July when one assumes we might have our hands on this thing through the vaccines and so on,” “The government makes that decision, the Ontario government, and the school boards. I just think that it's something they should seriously look at and I'm sure they are” External link

barrie Friday, December 11, 2020 4:52:00 PM EAT

John Tory told : "There comes a point in time where you just can't keep something like that running anymore," External link

CBC Friday, December 11, 2020 5:30:00 AM EAT

John Tory wrote : "As we look ahead to 2021, it is clear that both our revenue shortfalls and additional expenditures to support vulnerable communities are likely to continue, for at least part of the year," External link

barrie Thursday, December 10, 2020 10:07:00 PM EAT

John Tory told : “I will be honest with you the response to that so far has not been to my liking in the context that neither government has committed to having a restart 2.0 which will apply to some of the shortfalls we are going to experience in 2021, transit shortfalls just as an example,” External link

cp24 Thursday, December 10, 2020 6:53:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “The shelter system, thanks to the Herculean efforts of the staff and the movement of many people to alternative combinations, is safe,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, December 10, 2020 4:10:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “We are adding extra buses to ensure greater physical distancing on busy routes. We know this won’t always be possible at the busiest times of the day and that is why we brought in the mandatory mask rule on the TTC but we are working to get as many buses as possible on the busiest bus routes,” External link

barrie Thursday, December 10, 2020 12:33:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “The message has been received and it is all hands on deck,” External link

barrie Thursday, December 10, 2020 12:33:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “The paramedic services officials estimate that these buses can test up to 100 people a shift,” “They will be operating in places within these communities where there aren’t testing sites nearby to make getting testing easier and more accessible” External link

barrie Thursday, December 10, 2020 12:33:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : "You are not alone if you are feeling these feelings of anxiety and stress," External link

CBC Thursday, December 10, 2020 12:06:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “We are adding extra buses to ensure greater physical distancing on busy routes. We know this won’t always be possible at the busiest times of the day and that is why we brought in the mandatory mask rule on the TTC but we are working to get as many buses as possible on the busiest bus routes,” External link

cp24 Thursday, December 10, 2020 12:04:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “Mr. (Rick) Leary (The TTC’s CEO) assure assures me that the TTC will continue in 2021 to closely monitor ridership on a daily basis and adjust service where needed as often as we possibly can,” “But the message has been received and it is all hands on deck. So much so that the TTC is actually retraining subway and streetcar drivers who have not previously been trained on how to drive a bus” External link

cp24 Thursday, December 10, 2020 12:04:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : "I think a lot of the deputations today were based on false premises with respect to what the city's plans were with respect to housing homeless people," External link

CBC Tuesday, December 8, 2020 3:04:00 AM EAT

John Tory told : “The move that the province made in the pandemic to allow restaurants to have people take away a bottle of wine that they bought at the restaurant... I think that was a very positive thing,” External link

cp24 Monday, December 7, 2020 12:26:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “They (restaurants) rely on things like the ability to sell alcohol to give them any kind of revenue stream that goes beyond takeout and delivery,” “I think that this one they may want to give another look at just in terms of the timing of it and say while these restaurants are locked down, we won't do this kind of thing” External link

cp24 Monday, December 7, 2020 12:26:00 AM EAT

John Tory told : “The move that the province made in the pandemic to allow restaurants to have people take away a bottle of wine that they bought at the restaurant... I think that was a very positive thing,” External link

barrie Sunday, December 6, 2020 6:09:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “They (restaurants) rely on things like the ability to sell alcohol to give them any kind of revenue stream that goes beyond takeout and delivery,” “I think that this one they may want to give another look at just in terms of the timing of it and say while these restaurants are locked down, we won't do this kind of thing” External link

barrie Sunday, December 6, 2020 6:09:00 PM EAT

John Tory said ( about Mr Johnston ) : “I think the bottom line with Mr. Johnston is that he’s left the company … and the precise basis upon which he left is the subject of a confidentiality agreement,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, December 5, 2020 2:52:00 AM EAT

John Tory says : “At least we can have the parade on TV, we can have the square lit up and the lights on the tree at Nathan Phillips Square,” “As long people go in small groups with their own family and keep their distance we can make the best of a difficult situation” External link

680news Friday, December 4, 2020 9:20:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “We knew before the pandemic that we needed to increase the supply of affordable housing and ensure the city remains a place where all members of the workforce can contemplate living. In the wake of the pandemic, this is more important than ever,” “We simply can’t afford, from the housing supply perspective, to have housing accommodation for thousands of people sitting empty. You can live in it, you can rent it, but if it sits empty you will pay a tax that helps us build more affordable housing people can live in” External link

theepochtimes Friday, December 4, 2020 1:53:00 AM EAT

John Tory told : “The vacant home tax has been used successfully in Vancouver and we’re proposing we go ahead with it here,” External link

theepochtimes Friday, December 4, 2020 1:53:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : "That is the real purpose of the tax ... it will help to make more housing available," External link

CBC Thursday, December 3, 2020 8:35:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "We simply can't afford ... to have housing accommodation for thousands of people sitting empty," "You can live in it, you can rent it, but if it sits empty, you will pay a tax" External link

CBC Thursday, December 3, 2020 8:35:00 PM EAT

John Tory told : “We know from Vancouver’s experience that the sky didn’t fall when this tax was brought in in any way, shape or form,” External link

cp24 Thursday, December 3, 2020 7:20:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “If you want to live in your own house, of course that’s great,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, December 3, 2020 6:04:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "Never has it been more important to shop locally and to shop independent," External link

CBC Thursday, December 3, 2020 3:13:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “If it comes up though because it comes from the medical and scientific people and they believe it will make a substantive difference in the spread of the virus, then of course I would engage in that discussion,” External link

cp24 Wednesday, December 2, 2020 4:44:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "I know these closures are frustrating, but the TTC is doing this work now during the pandemic, while subway ridership is dramatically reduced, to save years in the long run," External link

barrie Tuesday, December 1, 2020 3:05:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “The notion we should just let them continue to go to work and spread (the virus) to other people because they’re afraid they’re going to lose their job or their paycheque is ridiculous,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, December 1, 2020 2:47:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : "I know these closures are frustrating, but the TTC is doing this work now during the pandemic, while subway ridership is dramatically reduced, to save years in the long run," External link

cp24 Tuesday, December 1, 2020 2:07:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “The notion that we should just continue to let them go to work and spread this to other people because they’re afraid of losing their paycheque is ridiculous,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, December 1, 2020 1:45:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “We need somebody to act now, they should sort it out as between the two governments and the private sector,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, December 1, 2020 1:45:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “I know these closures are frustrating, but the TTC is doing this work now during the pandemic, while subway ridership is dramatically reduced, to save years in the long run,” “I want to thank our TTC workers for doing all they can to accelerate the installation of the ATC signal system. These upgrades will help provide a more reliable subway ride for more riders” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, December 1, 2020 12:38:00 AM EAT

John Tory told : “Nothing against the big box stores, they are what they are but I think this is a way we can help smaller, independent stores by purchasing online from them, many of them have an online presence, and by doing the curbside pickup, and we’re trying to make that much easier,” External link

cp24 Friday, November 27, 2020 7:34:00 PM EAT

John Tory told : “The whole idea is supposed to be very easy. We then come out and put some blue signs in place in a given zone, taking up some parking spaces frankly that are normally for people to park. Or in areas where we sometimes wouldn’t allow parking but this is a special arrangement,” External link

barrie Friday, November 27, 2020 4:22:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “Over time it got down to 65 (temporary parking pickup zones) for various reasons that people didn’t need to renew them or didn’t want to renew them but we’re prepared to go back up to a number that’s going to help the small businesses across the city to facilitate the curbside pickup because we want people to support those small businesses,” External link

barrie Friday, November 27, 2020 4:22:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "We owe it to the most vulnerable to make sure that extra measures are provided, extra supports are provided in their fight against COVID-19," External link

CBC Friday, November 27, 2020 1:05:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “It’s going to be closed today, you can be sure of that,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, November 27, 2020 2:08:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “We’ve had our difficulties with this (protest) including the fact that we literally were not able to seek an injunction under the law, the province had to do it,” “There were various things like that that just caused the situation to be not as quickly handled as might have been the case but it’s going to be closed today, you can be sure of that” External link

TorontoStar Friday, November 27, 2020 2:08:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “He’s putting people’s lives at risk in terms of the spread of the virus,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, November 27, 2020 2:08:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “It’s going to be closed today, you can be sure of that,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, November 26, 2020 9:23:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “He’s been informed the locks have been changed on the building,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, November 26, 2020 9:23:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “We’ve had our difficulties with this (protest) including the fact that we literally were not able to seek an injunction under the law, the province had to do it,” “There were various things like that that just caused the situation to be not as quickly handled as might have been the case but it’s going to be closed today, you can be sure of that” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, November 26, 2020 9:23:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “He’s putting people’s lives at risk in terms of the spread of the virus,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, November 26, 2020 9:23:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “It’s going to be closed today, you can be sure of that,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, November 26, 2020 8:11:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “He’s been informed the locks have been changed on the building,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, November 26, 2020 8:11:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “We’ve had our difficulties with this (protest) including the fact that we literally were not able to seek an injunction under the law, the province had to do it,” “There were various things like that that just caused the situation to be not as quickly handled as might have been the case but it’s going to be closed today, you can be sure of that” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, November 26, 2020 8:11:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “He’s putting people’s lives at risk in terms of the spread of the virus,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, November 26, 2020 8:11:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “it’s going to be closed today, you can be sure of that,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, November 26, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “He’s informed the locks have been changed on the building,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, November 26, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “We’ve had our difficulties with this (protest) including the fact that we literally were not able to seek an injunction under the law, the province had to do it,” “There were various things like that that just caused the situation to be not as quickly handled as might have been the case but it’s going to be closed today, you can be sure of that” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, November 26, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “He’s putting people’s lives at risk in terms of the spread of the virus,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, November 26, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “Much as the pandemic makes things different, we’re committed to giving people more things to do outside safely,” External link

cknw Thursday, November 26, 2020 2:40:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “As much as the pandemic makes things different we're committed to giving people more things to do outside safely,” External link

cp24 Thursday, November 26, 2020 1:39:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “23 toboggan hills in neighbourhoods across Toronto, eight new snow loops for walking and snow-shooing at the city’s five golf courses with the loops ranging from one to two-and-a-half kilometres,” External link

680news Thursday, November 26, 2020 12:25:00 AM EAT

John Tory told : “We’re committed to giving people more things to do outside safely,” External link

barrie Thursday, November 26, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “We're really encouraging people to register online so that they know that they have a spot and so that we can avoid any unnecessary crowding that would be contrary to our health advice,” External link

barrie Thursday, November 26, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

John Tory told : “There are restrictions right now that say that you are not supposed to spend time with people outside your own home, with exceptions for people who live alone. And so I think you will see something more along that line,” External link

cp24 Wednesday, November 25, 2020 10:11:00 PM EAT

John Tory told : “There are restrictions right now that say that you are not supposed to spend time with people outside your own home, with exceptions for people who live alone. And so I think you will see something more along that line,” External link

cp24 Wednesday, November 25, 2020 5:53:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "There has to be respect shown for those laws and regulations by everybody," External link

CBC Wednesday, November 25, 2020 2:36:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : "There has to be respect shown for those laws and regulations by everybody," External link

CBC Wednesday, November 25, 2020 12:57:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : "There has to be respect shown for those laws and regulations by everybody," External link

CBC Tuesday, November 24, 2020 10:40:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “For my part, I’m not interested in hearing about expanding this and buying more equipment, regardless of what the cost is, until we sort of come back to the beginning of this,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, November 24, 2020 2:20:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “I urge all retailers who are still open to avoid in-person, Black Friday sales,” External link

cp24 Tuesday, November 24, 2020 7:48:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “Black Friday sales online are fine, but please do not create a situation where people will gather in large and unnecessary and unhelpful numbers,” “And to Black Friday shoppers, please stay home and shop online, or use the curbside pickup option for some of these smaller independent retailers” External link

cp24 Tuesday, November 24, 2020 7:48:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “Please give every consideration that you possibly can to supporting smaller independent local retailers, many of whom have an online presence and almost all of whom will have a curbside pickup permitted under the provincial lockdown measures,” External link

cp24 Tuesday, November 24, 2020 7:48:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “Now is not the time for Black Friday pandemonium scenes,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, November 24, 2020 7:01:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : "The lockdown will help us to get a greater grip on all of this," External link

wlwt Tuesday, November 24, 2020 2:31:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : "There's no question a second lockdown will be tough here," External link

wlwt Tuesday, November 24, 2020 2:31:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : "We've agonized over these decisions about the impact on business and so on," External link

wlwt Tuesday, November 24, 2020 2:31:00 AM EAT

John Tory told : "marginalized populations who have seen a much more extensive virus spread than other parts of the population," External link

wlwt Tuesday, November 24, 2020 2:31:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : "The lockdown will help us to get a greater grip on all of this," External link

wcvb Tuesday, November 24, 2020 2:29:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : "There's no question a second lockdown will be tough here," External link

wcvb Tuesday, November 24, 2020 2:29:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : "We've agonized over these decisions about the impact on business and so on," External link

wcvb Tuesday, November 24, 2020 2:29:00 AM EAT

John Tory told : "marginalized populations who have seen a much more extensive virus spread than other parts of the population," External link

wcvb Tuesday, November 24, 2020 2:29:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : "The lockdown will help us to get a greater grip on all of this," External link

wesh Tuesday, November 24, 2020 2:25:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : "There's no question a second lockdown will be tough here," External link

wesh Tuesday, November 24, 2020 2:25:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : "We've agonized over these decisions about the impact on business and so on," External link

wesh Tuesday, November 24, 2020 2:25:00 AM EAT

John Tory told : "marginalized populations who have seen a much more extensive virus spread than other parts of the population," External link

wesh Tuesday, November 24, 2020 2:25:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : "The lockdown will help us to get a greater grip on all of this," External link

wxii12 Tuesday, November 24, 2020 2:22:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : "There's no question a second lockdown will be tough here," External link

wxii12 Tuesday, November 24, 2020 2:22:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : "We've agonized over these decisions about the impact on business and so on," External link

wxii12 Tuesday, November 24, 2020 2:22:00 AM EAT

John Tory told : "marginalized populations who have seen a much more extensive virus spread than other parts of the population," External link

wxii12 Tuesday, November 24, 2020 2:22:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : "The lockdown will help us to get a greater grip on all of this," External link

wmur Tuesday, November 24, 2020 2:18:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : "There's no question a second lockdown will be tough here," External link

wmur Tuesday, November 24, 2020 2:18:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : "We've agonized over these decisions about the impact on business and so on," External link

wmur Tuesday, November 24, 2020 2:18:00 AM EAT

John Tory told : "marginalized populations who have seen a much more extensive virus spread than other parts of the population," External link

wmur Tuesday, November 24, 2020 2:18:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “We can't stop the spread of COVID-19 in some parts of our city while it rages like wildfire in other parts of the city and we owe it to the most vulnerable to make sure that extra measures are provided, extra supports are provided in their fight against COVID-19,” “We have to fight this virus everywhere, and we have to stop it everywhere” External link

cp24 Tuesday, November 24, 2020 1:48:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “We are ramping up our support plan to fix this, in partnership with 11 highly trusted community based partners,” External link

cp24 Tuesday, November 24, 2020 1:48:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “Right now, people in the City of Toronto are waking up with COVID-19 symptoms, going to work, and giving the virus to their coworkers. Why, because they fear losing their jobs and or their paycheck, and they feel compelled to continue working without getting tested so they can put food on the table,” External link

cp24 Tuesday, November 24, 2020 1:48:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : "The lockdown will help us to get a greater grip on all of this," External link

wyff4 Tuesday, November 24, 2020 1:36:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : "There's no question a second lockdown will be tough here," External link

wyff4 Tuesday, November 24, 2020 1:36:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : "We've agonized over these decisions about the impact on business and so on," External link

wyff4 Tuesday, November 24, 2020 1:36:00 AM EAT

John Tory told : "marginalized populations who have seen a much more extensive virus spread than other parts of the population," External link

wyff4 Tuesday, November 24, 2020 1:36:00 AM EAT

John Tory told : "marginalized populations who have seen a much more extensive virus spread than other parts of the population," External link

buffalonews Monday, November 23, 2020 8:12:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "There's no question a second lockdown will be tough here," "But what's been even tougher to think about are the consequences if it doesn't work" External link

buffalonews Monday, November 23, 2020 8:12:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "We've agonized over these decisions about the impact on business and so on," External link

buffalonews Monday, November 23, 2020 8:12:00 PM EAT

John Tory told : "marginalized populations who have seen a much more extensive virus spread than other parts of the population," External link

missoulian Monday, November 23, 2020 6:59:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "There's no question a second lockdown will be tough here," "But what's been even tougher to think about are the consequences if it doesn't work" External link

missoulian Monday, November 23, 2020 6:59:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "We've agonized over these decisions about the impact on business and so on," External link

missoulian Monday, November 23, 2020 6:59:00 PM EAT

John Tory told : “The main thing people can do now is please stay home,” External link

cp24 Monday, November 23, 2020 5:39:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "I think that people generally are very supportive of what needs to be done and they understand that we are putting in place these restrictions and recommending them to the province based on expert advice," External link

cp24 Sunday, November 22, 2020 6:55:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "You are sort of damned if you do, damned if you don't, to be frank. If you had just closed everything down Friday at noon, or whenever the premier made the announcement, then people would have said you gave us no warning," "That's a fair comment. There would have been no warning. We gave some time, the premier did, to let people get ready for this... There is no perfect answer. Everybody did what they thought was the best in all of the circumstances" External link

cp24 Sunday, November 22, 2020 5:31:00 PM EAT

John Tory told : "We asked the province for further actions because the numbers continue to go in the wrong direction," External link

news-yahoo-in Saturday, November 21, 2020 9:53:00 AM EAT

John Tory says : “Please say home as much as possible. There are fewer places to go now, but please stay home,” External link

680news Saturday, November 21, 2020 6:58:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “We're going to work hard with public health and with the Raptors and everybody else to make sure that in the spring or late winter we might be able to get them back here,” “And so, if people can just get on board, and get this virus wrestled to the ground, it'll be no problem getting them back, and we want them back and they will be back, and they're going to win” External link

cp24 Saturday, November 21, 2020 6:55:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “We asked the province for further actions, because the numbers continue to go in the wrong direction, despite the City of Toronto having the strictest existing restrictions in the province,” External link

barrie Saturday, November 21, 2020 4:44:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “The bottom line here is that the premier and the Government of Ontario, in partnership with us and people from Peel and elsewhere had the courage to do today, what is the right thing,” External link

barrie Saturday, November 21, 2020 4:44:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “We have to stop this virus now to save lives, protect our most vulnerable and ultimately, to protect our economy,” External link

barrie Saturday, November 21, 2020 4:44:00 AM EAT

John Tory replied : “You don’t even know what to say,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, November 21, 2020 4:35:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “We asked the province for further actions, because the numbers continue to go in the wrong direction, despite the City of Toronto having the strictest existing restrictions in the province,” External link

cp24 Saturday, November 21, 2020 2:33:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “The bottom line here is that the premier and the Government of Ontario, in partnership with us and people from Peel and elsewhere had the courage to do today, what is the right thing,” External link

cp24 Saturday, November 21, 2020 2:33:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “We have to stop this virus now to save lives, protect our most vulnerable and ultimately, to protect our economy,” External link

cp24 Saturday, November 21, 2020 2:33:00 AM EAT

John Tory told : "We asked the province for further actions because the numbers continue to go in the wrong direction," External link

CBC Saturday, November 21, 2020 1:53:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “This more than doubling of access to public washrooms in parks throughout the winter will be of great benefit to residents who will want to safely enjoy the outdoors more often,” “We know the increase in park use during the COVID-19 pandemic will continue and it is essential that the City provide services that support these changes in behaviour” External link

cknw Friday, November 20, 2020 5:54:00 PM EAT

John Tory told : “A lot of the public washrooms that were put into parks were never put there, many years ago, decades ago, with a thought that they would be open in the winter. So as a result, all the pipes under ground leading to those washrooms and all the mechanics in the washrooms are not winterized. So if you kept them open they would freeze up,” External link

cp24 Friday, November 20, 2020 4:17:00 PM EAT

John Tory remarked : “There have been some cases, but actually the school program put in place by the province and the school board have worked quite well,” External link

cknw Friday, November 20, 2020 6:41:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “listen and to see if we can find a better way to deal with these problems,” External link

theepochtimes Thursday, November 19, 2020 6:03:00 PM EAT

John Tory says : “We are seeing increasing test positivity in young people, really young people. We are working to speak directly to them on platforms where they are likely to get their news,” External link

680news Thursday, November 19, 2020 2:29:00 AM EAT

John Tory says : “A positive COVID test should not cost you your job or your paycheck. I urge employers do the right thing and help their employers get through this tough time,” External link

680news Thursday, November 19, 2020 2:29:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “We need your help, parents, in reminding kids that they should not be socializing with their friends after school,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, November 19, 2020 12:45:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “I understand the role of the Senate and think its deliberations can often be useful in the cause of good public policy. But if ever there was a case for sitting late nights and weekends to get this emergency bill passed, this is it,” External link

ctvnews Tuesday, November 17, 2020 11:39:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “I understand the role of the Senate and think its deliberations can often be useful in the cause of good public policy. But if ever there was a case for sitting late nights and weekends to get this emergency bill passed, this is it,” External link

ctvnews Tuesday, November 17, 2020 10:20:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “Premier Ford has said nothing has been taken off the table, I think that was the right thing to say and I think that we are kind of taking him up on that and suggesting some things that we believe should be done,” “There is no question in my mind that there are some extra things that should be done to stop the spread of this virus” External link

cp24 Tuesday, November 17, 2020 2:14:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “Premier Ford has said nothing has been taken off the table, I think that was the right thing to say and I think that we are kind of taking him up on that and suggesting some things that we believe should be done,” “There is no question in my mind that there are some extra things that should be done to stop the spread of this virus” External link

cp24 Monday, November 16, 2020 7:21:00 PM EAT

John Tory told : “We’re looking at things like . . . retail where sometimes you have large crowds relative to a small store or large crowds showing up,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, November 16, 2020 5:13:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “so in terms of legal effectiveness and in terms of effectiveness on a broader basis is the province, in the event the province doesn’t act . . . ,” “I know the city will be looking at options on our own but it’s limited, it’s not the case that we can do anything we want” External link

TorontoStar Monday, November 16, 2020 5:13:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "I think we should continue to do what we didn't seem to be able to do before the pandemic: Allow innovation," External link

CBC Monday, November 16, 2020 12:42:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “We are working with health officials and the provincial government to determine what further action is needed to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in our city and region,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, November 16, 2020 2:38:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “We’re heading to a place that is very bad,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, November 16, 2020 2:38:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “There will be some limits on how many people can be on the rinks at a time, some time limits on how long you can on there to skate, just to give people a fair chance to do so,” External link

barrie Sunday, November 15, 2020 11:31:00 PM EAT

John Tory told : “We're going to be sitting down with our own public health people and talking with the province over the course of the weekend to see what else we should be doing in light of the fact that the numbers are getting worse, not better,” External link

cp24 Sunday, November 15, 2020 8:44:00 PM EAT

John Tory said ( about Doug Ford ) : “So now Premier Ford has said, and I commend him for his honesty in this regard, that everything is on the table,” External link

cp24 Sunday, November 15, 2020 8:44:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “If people decided this weekend everybody was going to stay at home, everybody was going to, keep their distance, wear a mask and those things, we would be in much better shape,” External link

cp24 Sunday, November 15, 2020 8:44:00 PM EAT

John Tory told : “I think it causes us all to pause, as it did in the spring, and say well then what more should we be doing in order to make sure that we can try to make these numbers better,” External link

cp24 Sunday, November 15, 2020 8:44:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “There will be some limits on how many people can be on the rinks at a time, some time limits on how long you can on there to skate, just to give people a fair chance to do so,” External link

cp24 Sunday, November 15, 2020 5:39:00 PM EAT

John Tory says : “I remain absolutely committed to doing everything we can and everything that public health officials believe is necessary to stop the spread of COVID-19,” External link

citynews-ca Saturday, November 14, 2020 4:42:00 PM EAT

John Tory told : “We're going to be sitting down with our own public health people and talking with the province over the course of the weekend to see what else we should be doing in light of the fact that the numbers are getting worse, not better,” External link

cp24 Saturday, November 14, 2020 3:02:00 AM EAT

John Tory said ( about Doug Ford ) : “So now Premier Ford has said, and I commend him for his honesty in this regard, that everything is on the table,” External link

cp24 Saturday, November 14, 2020 3:02:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “If people decided this weekend everybody was going to stay at home, everybody was going to, keep their distance, wear a mask and those things, we would be in much better shape,” External link

cp24 Saturday, November 14, 2020 3:02:00 AM EAT

John Tory told : “I think it causes us all to pause, as it did in the spring, and say well then what more should we be doing in order to make sure that we can try to make these numbers better,” External link

cp24 Saturday, November 14, 2020 3:02:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : "My message today when it comes to COVID-19 is very blunt and very simple: Please stay home," External link

CBC Friday, November 13, 2020 8:58:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "You know what happens: Two families go out for a walk," "Inevitably, the kids and the adults get too close together on the sidewalk" External link

CBC Friday, November 13, 2020 8:58:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "I don't just worry about it in a hypothetical sense," External link

CBC Friday, November 13, 2020 8:58:00 PM EAT

John Tory told : “I think it causes us all to pause, as it did in the spring, and say well then what more should we be doing in order to make sure that we can try to make these numbers better,” External link

cp24 Friday, November 13, 2020 5:03:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “I wanted to focus today not on the red or the green or the yellow or the Stage 1, 2, 6, 12, purple, none of that stuff – just stay home,” “Take every opportunity to stay home that you possibly can” External link

TorontoStar Friday, November 13, 2020 3:22:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “The number one thing (Torontonians) can do, without worrying about colours and stages and rapid tests versus other tests, is stay home, work from home, study from home,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, November 13, 2020 2:54:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “It’s taken quite a long time … It’s gotta come sooner than later. ” External link

TorontoStar Friday, November 13, 2020 2:21:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “If you have to go to work or school, please go directly there and back, keep your distance, and wear a mask,” “If you can work or study from home, please do” External link

cknw Friday, November 13, 2020 1:06:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “Our focus remains on saving lives, on protecting the health of our residents, especially our most vulnerable residents in long-term care homes and schools, and keeping our healthcare system from being overwhelmed,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, November 12, 2020 9:18:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “If they stayed home, except for going to get food, except for exercise, and except going to work or school, I absolutely am confident these numbers would change right away. The trend lines are very very disconcerting and I think you’re going to hear, you know, worse today in regards of that trendline,” External link

citynews-ca Thursday, November 12, 2020 7:28:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “If they stayed home, except for going to get food, except for exercise, and except going to work or school, I absolutely am confident these numbers would change right away. The trend lines are very very disconcerting and I think you’re going to hear, you know, worse today in regards of that trendline,” External link

680news Thursday, November 12, 2020 5:35:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "Sometimes when you come to listen, you hear things that are not easy to hear," External link

CBC Thursday, November 12, 2020 1:20:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : "The message I got today was we need to do more," "This problem is unacceptable. It is heartbreaking. It is unfair to the people who live in these areas, as are many things that are unfair" External link

CBC Thursday, November 12, 2020 1:20:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “We are at a crucial point,” External link

ottawacitizen Wednesday, November 11, 2020 11:04:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “They gathered here 100 years ago on this day, two years after the First World War ended and as the Spanish flu epidemic was coming to an end,” External link

barrie Wednesday, November 11, 2020 9:46:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “As we continue to confront COVID-19 and the impact of the virus on our own lives we know it pales in comparison to what previous generations confronted in times of war,” External link

cp24 Wednesday, November 11, 2020 8:59:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “We are at a crucial point,” External link

ottawacitizen Wednesday, November 11, 2020 8:01:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "Maybe it gives them a more meaningful opportunity than ever to take a moment at 11 o'clock on the 11th day of the 11th month and to think about those who sacrificed so we could live in this wonderful city and country and to think about the freedoms that we've seen that are fragile," External link

CBC Wednesday, November 11, 2020 7:26:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “I think that's a discussion that was had before my time as mayor and perhaps it's time to have it again,” External link

cp24 Wednesday, November 11, 2020 6:32:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “We see the number of COVID-19 cases in our city continue to climb with more than 500 cases a day yesterday and again today,” External link

theepochtimes Wednesday, November 11, 2020 4:44:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “While our hospitals have capacities right now, we know that there are concerns that circumstances could change very quickly, as we have seen in Peel, where hospitals were overwhelmed recently by COVID cases. It happened very quickly, which underlines actions now, before it happens here in Toronto,” External link

theepochtimes Wednesday, November 11, 2020 4:44:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : "The numbers are going in the wrong direction as we speak," External link

CBC Wednesday, November 11, 2020 1:36:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : "I think that's a discussion that was had before my time as mayor and perhaps it's time to have it again," External link

barrie Wednesday, November 11, 2020 1:04:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : "The numbers are going in the wrong direction as we speak," External link

CBC Wednesday, November 11, 2020 1:01:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : "The numbers are going in the wrong direction as we speak," External link

CBC Wednesday, November 11, 2020 12:30:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “I think that’s a discussion that was had before my time as mayor and perhaps it’s time to have it again,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, November 11, 2020 12:27:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “We’re going to be building on that to make sure that we do for Toronto what we believe is necessary at this point in time in light of all the different indicators and we’re doing it in full consultation and collaboration with the provincial government,” “We will have to lay out, as we will do in the coming days, an enforcement plan of our own with respect to the things that we do, the initiatives that we undertake” External link

cp24 Tuesday, November 10, 2020 11:32:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "The numbers are going in the wrong direction as we speak," External link

CBC Tuesday, November 10, 2020 11:01:00 PM EAT

John Tory explained : “What you’re going to see is strong, responsible action,” External link

citynews-ca Tuesday, November 10, 2020 6:42:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “The presence in our city of excellent, globally recognized academic institutions on every corner, almost, is a huge asset we had before the pandemic, we have today and we will have going forward,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, November 10, 2020 1:35:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : "The numbers are going in the wrong direction as we speak," External link

CBC Monday, November 9, 2020 11:42:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "We know we will still be waiting for a vaccine for a number of months," "We are doing this work now so that we will be ready for what we know will be a massive effort that's required to vaccinate people against COVID-19 when the vaccine becomes available" External link

CBC Monday, November 9, 2020 11:42:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "The city will be working with the province as they develop their plan to ensure that we are able to execute what is needed for Torontonians within the context of Ontario — in a safe and timely manner," External link

CBC Monday, November 9, 2020 11:42:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "The numbers are going in the wrong direction as we speak," External link

CBC Monday, November 9, 2020 10:35:00 PM EAT

John Tory told : "We’re working hard, we’re supporting the police, we’re trying to get some laws changed. We’re making big investments in some of the communities where the gang activity is prevalent but it’s frustrating because there’s no easy answer. If there was an easy answer I would have implemented it by now," External link

ctvnews Monday, November 9, 2020 2:22:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "Sometimes when you come to listen, you hear things that are not easy to hear," External link

CBC Monday, November 9, 2020 12:28:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "The message I got today was we need to do more," "This problem is unacceptable. It is heartbreaking. It is unfair to the people who live in these areas, as are many things that are unfair" External link

CBC Monday, November 9, 2020 12:28:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "Obviously public health has to come first, but anything they can be doing to have people return to work will help the viability of those businesses," External link

channelnewsasia Sunday, November 8, 2020 9:06:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "Obviously public health has to come first, but anything they can be doing to have people return to work will help the viability of those businesses," External link

wsau Sunday, November 8, 2020 7:49:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "Obviously public health has to come first, but anything they can be doing to have people return to work will help the viability of those businesses," External link

4-traders Sunday, November 8, 2020 7:04:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “The fact is we need a laser-focused effort by all three governments, particularly the provincial government with it’s responsibility for health care, if we want to stop the dying and suffering,” “They need help and we need help as a city to care for them just as we would care for someone with a heart condition or a kidney problem” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, November 8, 2020 4:14:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : "It is infuriating and totally unacceptable that people continue to engage in brazen gun violence in our city and cities across Canada," External link

CBC Sunday, November 8, 2020 2:23:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “I think what’s needed now both to fight the pandemic and to carry on with the United States as the great success story that it is, is calm, resolute leadership,” “Somebody who wants to bring people together and I think he’ll do that” External link

globalnews Saturday, November 7, 2020 11:59:00 PM EAT

John Tory said ( about Joseph Biden ) : “The United States is our closest friend and our biggest customer,” “It is in our interest that they should be the beacon of democracy they are and I’m sure that going forward we will continue to have great relations with them — both the City of Toronto and Canada with the U.S. and I’m sure President-elect Biden will be a part of that” External link

globalnews Saturday, November 7, 2020 11:59:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “People don’t realize how much passion and how much heart you put into politics, but you also have to remember as much as you’re going to be disappointed when you lose — and I’ve lost — that you still have to respect the process and you have to respect the outcome,” External link

globalnews Saturday, November 7, 2020 11:59:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “This project was hatched long before pandemic became a word that we were used to using, and it was a great example again of three governments coming together to decide they would undertake together one of the largest waterfront revitalization projects in the world,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, November 7, 2020 11:48:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “I know these new bridges will become an iconic part of our waterfront and a signature landmark in our already unique skyline,” External link

cknw Saturday, November 7, 2020 11:06:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “The EV charging station pilot is yet another example of our city’s ability to introduce programs that will make it easier for residents to become environmentally friendly and for our city to reduce its carbon footprint,” External link

citynews-ca Saturday, November 7, 2020 10:55:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “I know these new bridges will become an iconic part of our waterfront and a signature landmark in our already unique skyline,” External link

globalnews Saturday, November 7, 2020 10:43:00 PM EAT

John Tory told : "It's an iconic, beautiful bridge of which there will be four," External link

CBC Saturday, November 7, 2020 9:31:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "2021, we haven't heard anything about," External link

CBC Saturday, November 7, 2020 3:13:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “I’m always apprehensive about these things. I feel these things very personally, I really do,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, November 7, 2020 4:39:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “I think the time for warning is over,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, November 7, 2020 4:39:00 AM EAT

John Tory said ( about Association ) : “He’s now head of the Civil Liberties Association. He’s got a different job, but I still don’t believe, if you really sort of gave him a truth serum and said, let’s have a little chat about deterrence, that he would say it was of zero value,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, November 7, 2020 4:39:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “I don’t envisage ever, a city where you have the full police force and the full squad of municipal licensing officers spending all of their time peering around cars and knocking on doors,” “But I just think we have to be in a position, certainly, to respond to complaints” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, November 7, 2020 4:39:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “Over 180 languages and dialects are spoken in Toronto. The International Mother Language monument is about recognizing the effort of people around the world, including in our diverse city, to not just have their traditional language be accepted but to see it embraced,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, November 7, 2020 12:30:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : "The automated speed enforcement program is working," External link

CBC Friday, November 6, 2020 8:15:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "I guess what we'll have to see is whether we can make a positive change away from (more restrictive social gatherings) and to a more expansive Christmas type celebration as we get closer to that date," External link

cp24 Friday, November 6, 2020 4:26:00 PM EAT

John Tory told : "We are taking areas that are in high need of revitalization and we are re-imagining how we support these residents," External link

CBC Friday, November 6, 2020 3:36:00 AM EAT

John Tory told : “We can take the steps, with the resources we will apply as a city and Toronto Public Health, to be ready to open safely and to stay open safely,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, November 6, 2020 12:51:00 AM EAT

John Tory said ( about George Set ) : “The George Street Revitalization project, when complete, will house important services supporting some of our city’s most at-risk communities with new shelter beds, long-term care facilities and community services in a world-class facility in the city’s downtown East. I look forward to seeing this project come to fruition once the RFQ (request for quotation) is issued and building commences,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, November 6, 2020 12:41:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “What has been discussed for months is the contribution that gatherings of any kind have had to virus spread — that it’s not the place but the behaviour that encourages spread,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, November 5, 2020 11:22:00 PM EAT

John Tory told : "We've seen some of these horrific incidents involving nooses left on construction sites and we've heard other evidence of racism taking place within construction sites and in the industry itself," External link

CBC Thursday, November 5, 2020 5:45:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : "These kinds of acts of racism, these kinds of acts of discrimination, are just not how we live here and they are just not who we are," "Racism and discrimination have no place in this city. They have no place in this province. They have no place in this country" External link

CBC Thursday, November 5, 2020 5:45:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “I’m confident that we can take the steps with the resources that we will apply as a city and through Toronto public health to be ready, to open safely, and to stay open safely,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, November 5, 2020 2:39:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “This new framework provides a path forward that will help us get to a situation where establishments can open their doors safely,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, November 4, 2020 10:33:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “I don’t apologize for the fact that I accept the advice of our medical officer of health and numerous other medical experts with respect to a little more extra time being taken to make sure Toronto gets this right,” External link

barrie Wednesday, November 4, 2020 5:36:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “I don’t apologize for the fact that I accept the advice of our medical officer of health and numerous other medical experts with respect to a little more extra time being taken to make sure Toronto gets this right,” External link

cp24 Wednesday, November 4, 2020 4:21:00 PM EAT

John Tory rappelé : “les nombreuses contributions apportées par la communauté marocaine au tissu économique, politique, social et culturel de la ville” External link

libe Tuesday, November 3, 2020 8:54:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "Getting tested is the best way to protect yourself and protect your families," External link

CBC Monday, November 2, 2020 11:06:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “Winter is coming and we need to support restaurants by allowing winter cafes right now,” “Sidewalk cafes and expanded patio space are just a few ways we will support restaurants this winter and into the spring” External link

TorontoStar Monday, November 2, 2020 10:28:00 PM EAT

John Tory told : “The name of the game right now is to avoid contact with people you don’t live with so I hope people will make their own judgment because in the end that’s what they have to do,” External link

cp24 Saturday, October 31, 2020 7:22:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “I felt quite strongly that, for the well-being of the employees, the business people, that you needed to find a way to try to re-open and stay open, but do it safely,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, October 31, 2020 3:05:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "Over the past few years, we have seen the devastating impacts flooding can have on residents and their homes," "We are committed to finding ways to protect residents and their businesses during heavy rainfall and changing weather" External link

CBC Saturday, October 31, 2020 6:12:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : "Over the past few years, we have seen the devastating impacts flooding can have on residents and their homes," "We are committed to finding ways to protect residents and their businesses during heavy rainfall and changing weather" External link

CBC Saturday, October 31, 2020 1:56:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “Over the past few years, we have seen the devastating impacts flooding can have on residents and their homes,” “We are committed to finding ways to protect residents and their businesses during heavy rainfall and changing weather” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, October 31, 2020 1:54:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “It’s our way of remembering a beloved actor and comedian with roots in Toronto,” External link

680news Saturday, October 31, 2020 1:04:00 AM EAT

John Tory added : “His sudden death was felt deeply in our City and around the world,” “His legacy lives on through his family, his iconic performances and his induction into Canada’s Walk of Fame and the East York Hall of Fame” External link

680news Saturday, October 31, 2020 1:04:00 AM EAT

John Tory said ( about John Candy ) : “John Candy is a Canadian treasure who brought great joy to so many through his humour, acting and contributions to the entertainment industry and beyond. I had a chance to get to know him when he was an Argo owner,” External link

cp24 Friday, October 30, 2020 11:41:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "There must be ways in which we can have gyms and restaurants and other businesses open and go about a slightly more normal way of life," External link

barrie Friday, October 30, 2020 5:02:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "In light of these projections, which say it (COVID-19) is going to be with us for a while yet, we have to find a way to live in the meantime and live safely," External link

barrie Friday, October 30, 2020 5:02:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "There must be ways in which we can have gyms and restaurants and other businesses open and go about a slightly more normal way of life," External link

cp24 Friday, October 30, 2020 4:09:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "In light of these projections, which say it (COVID-19) is going to be with us for a while yet, we have to find a way to live in the meantime and live safely," External link

cp24 Friday, October 30, 2020 4:09:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “MoveTO will keep Toronto moving now and in the future,” External link

globalnews Thursday, October 29, 2020 6:05:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "It's about their state of other physical well being, it's about their mental health, it's about their financial state of health, this is all part of what causes people, overall, to be healthy in our city," "Part of that is the opportunity to go to a place where you can get exercise. Increasingly, as the weather gets colder, people will be looking to do that in settings that may be indoors" External link

CBC Thursday, October 29, 2020 1:34:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “I will admit that I have a bias to a plan that can have doors open safely in as many places as possible,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, October 29, 2020 1:23:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “Independent businesses that have been around for some period of time are used to recessions, where you lose a percentage of your sales and some of your activity is curtailed because of an economic slowdown,” “What nobody has ever experienced in our lifetime I don’t think, is a complete cessation of business” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, October 29, 2020 1:23:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “It’s about their state of other physical well being, it’s about their mental health, it’s about their financial state of health, this is all part of what causes people, overall, to be healthy in our city,” “Part of that is the opportunity to go to a place where you can get exercise. Increasingly, as the weather gets colder, people will be looking to do that in settings that may be indoors” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, October 29, 2020 1:23:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “It shows the importance of continued co-operation between all governments to address homelessness,” External link

theglobeandmail Wednesday, October 28, 2020 3:53:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "As we move into the winter months, we want to find ways to help give our businesses as much adaptability as possible," External link

CBC Wednesday, October 28, 2020 1:51:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : "I think that is a less than ideal situation, to say the least," External link

CBC Tuesday, October 27, 2020 10:13:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “I think in the circumstances, given where we are in the term of office... that the byelection is the proper way to handle the filling of the (vacancy),” External link

cp24 Tuesday, October 27, 2020 9:09:00 PM EAT

John Tory told : “You got to hope that corporations have the good sense to do something on their own without being forced to do it, but then you realize sometimes they're just not really listening and so you have to do it for them,” External link

cp24 Tuesday, October 27, 2020 4:38:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “You got to hope that corporations have the good sense to do something on their own without being forced to do it, but then you realize sometimes they're just not really listening and so you have to do it for them,” “We all want these restaurants to stay viable and stay open and keep people employed and this is one way” External link

cp24 Tuesday, October 27, 2020 3:52:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "These are crucial dollars to make sure we can come out of the pandemic-induced recession with more jobs," External link

barrie Tuesday, October 27, 2020 5:32:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “You got to hope that corporations have the good sense to do something on their own without being forced to do it, but then you realize sometimes they're just not really listening and so you have to do it for them,” “We all want these restaurants to stay viable and stay open and keep people employed and this is one way” External link

barrie Tuesday, October 27, 2020 5:32:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “I am, of course, not able to say today whether we will be in a position to adopt these kinds of scenarios on day 29, but I am determined to work with the province to see that we have them ready and I am extremely hopeful that we will, in fact, be in a position to do so,” “We need a safe path forward for our restaurants and other establishments” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, October 27, 2020 3:10:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “People’s overall sense of well-being, their mental state, their employment and financial status and a number of other things are all a part of public health,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, October 27, 2020 3:10:00 AM EAT

John Tory added : “we urged public health officials to provide advice on measures that would help stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community and why we urged the province to adopt those measures,” “I am still hopeful that some positive results from the interventions will begin to show themselves in the coming days, especially in light of the sacrifices being made by so many” External link

TorontoStar Monday, October 26, 2020 6:15:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “We simply had to come up with says in which we could produce affordable housing and supportive housing faster,” External link

680news Friday, October 23, 2020 10:27:00 PM EAT

John Tory asked : “What does it take to get eight tickets in a month,” “This is not just driving a little over the limit. This is driving very fast and doing it every day” External link

barrie Friday, October 23, 2020 3:35:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “We've had some excessive speeds there, incredibly excessive speeds,” External link

barrie Friday, October 23, 2020 3:35:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “There is still a lot of things that make you just shake your head completely,” External link

barrie Friday, October 23, 2020 3:35:00 PM EAT

John Tory asked : “What does it take to get eight tickets in a month,” “This is not just driving a little over the limit. This is driving very fast and doing it every day” External link

cp24 Friday, October 23, 2020 3:16:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “We've had some excessive speeds there, incredibly excessive speeds,” External link

cp24 Friday, October 23, 2020 3:16:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “There is still a lot of things that make you just shake your head completely,” External link

cp24 Friday, October 23, 2020 3:16:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “The data for the second month of enforcement shows us that speeding is still an issue in our city,” “Automated Speed Enforcement will not only reduce speed-related collisions, but it will also enhance quality of life for our communities. Speed cameras deter speeding, increase compliance, and improve overall road safety” External link

cknw Friday, October 23, 2020 3:03:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “The data for the second month of enforcement shows us that speeding is still an issue in our city,” “Automated Speed Enforcement will not only reduce speed-related collisions, but it will also enhance quality of life for our communities. Speed cameras deter speeding, increase compliance, and improve overall road safety” External link

globalnews Friday, October 23, 2020 2:32:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “This data continues to show the need for automated speed enforcement across our city,” External link

citynews-ca Friday, October 23, 2020 2:03:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “As much as we would love to leave the patios in the curb lanes, all of those patios will come out,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, October 21, 2020 7:46:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “This is the right thing to do. We know winter is coming and we need to support winter patios as much as possible now,” External link

680news Wednesday, October 21, 2020 7:07:00 PM EAT

John Tory added : “We need to give businesses the flexibility to operate where safe and possible through the winter months. While we have some limitations with respect to patios in curb lanes and ensuring we can safely clear our roads from the snow, there are opportunities that allow us to continue the success of patios through the winter in areas, such as sidewalks and private property including parking lots,” External link

680news Wednesday, October 21, 2020 7:07:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “I'll be bringing to the executive committee...which is meeting today, the rest of it which is to have our transportation department make sure it too can be more liberal in the ways it allows these patios to continue,” “Then it will be up to the operators as to whether they want to get the tenting and heating arrangements and I hope some of them do and in some cases it will be easier than others” External link

cp24 Wednesday, October 21, 2020 5:39:00 PM EAT

John Tory added : “The one thing we can't continue with... is the patios that are in the curb lanes of traffic and that is simply because there are snowing clearing operations that have to go on,” External link

cp24 Wednesday, October 21, 2020 5:39:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “I'd love to see somebody try those bubbles that we see in New York and other places. The Bentway park underneath the Gardiner tried it last year... so it is anything like that,” “And it’s obviously subject to some safety inspections to make sure that they are safe in terms of the context of heaters and what not” External link

cp24 Wednesday, October 21, 2020 5:39:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “As much as we would love to leave the patios in the curb lanes, all of those patios will come out,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, October 21, 2020 4:54:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “As much as we would love to leave the patios in the curb lanes, all of those patios will come out,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, October 21, 2020 3:37:00 AM EAT

John Tory déclaré : «We The North Day» External link

lapresse-CA Monday, June 17, 2019 6:58:00 PM EAT

John Tory dijo : “La producción televisiva y de cine en Toronto es una creciente fuente de empleos y desarrollo económico (...) por ello, acompañaré personalmente a las empresas canadienses en su encuentro con las estadunidenses para agradecer su confianza y atraer más producciones a Toronto” External link

uniradioinforma Tuesday, January 24, 2017 2:44:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
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ministre1.10%FR10/29/201729/10/2017
centrist0.27%EN10/20/201720/10/2017
mayor of toronto6.04%EN10/19/201719/10/2017
mayor11.26%EN09/25/201725/09/2017
leader22.25%EN09/16/201716/09/2017
maire2.20%FR09/08/201708/09/2017
alcalde de toronto1.92%ES08/23/201723/08/2017
bürgermeister0.27%DE08/23/201723/08/2017
candidate22.25%EN01/26/201726/01/2017
actuel maire de toronto0.27%FR01/02/201702/01/2017
commissioner0.27%EN11/26/201626/11/2016
ville reine0.27%FR07/31/201631/07/2016
reine0.27%FR07/31/201631/07/2016
prefeito de toronto1.37%PT07/04/201604/07/2016
postmedia network mayor0.27%EN07/01/201601/07/2016
conservateur1.65%FR09/11/201411/09/2014
rival9.07%EN09/03/201403/09/2014
chef0.82%FR08/22/201422/08/2014
businessman0.82%EN05/02/201402/05/2014
ancien patron0.82%FR04/19/201419/04/2014
challenger0.82%EN03/12/201412/03/2014
host2.75%EN03/11/201411/03/2014
former leader0.27%EN02/12/201212/02/2012
opposition leader0.55%EN04/27/200827/04/2008
Names Lang Count
John ToryEN96.19%
John ToryFR3.13%
John ToryPT0.32%
John ToryES0.32%
John ToryDE0.05%


 
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John Tory said : "Although I wish this situation had started in a more cooperative manner, I want to thank the Minister for acknowledging that there are concerns raised by the City, the community, the local councillor and myself which require discussion, and thank the Minister as well for agreeing to an immediate five-day pause," External link

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John Tory said : "I remain hopeful that a path forward can be found that gets more affordable housing built and at the same time takes proper notice of community concerns such as heritage," External link

CBC Sunday, January 24, 2021 7:30:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “The proper way to do this from the beginning would have been, and still is, to sit down and talk about that and talk with the city and talk with the local community and for the province to follow some of the laws that apply to this kind of thing,” “So that's what we're seeking to do. That's why we asked for the pause. The minister gave us five days. We'll put those to good use. And if we need more, then we'll take whatever steps we can to get more” External link

cp24 Saturday, January 23, 2021 2:51:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “Now is going to be the most important time of all for us, if there are just glimmers of hope on the horizon, to see that through and not start making predictions about what day things are going to open or close but rather say let’s stay the course and get this thing done,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, January 22, 2021 7:22:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “I tried to make Canada’s case in a determined, thoughtful way and I’ve kept the government of Canada fully apprised of the conversations I’ve been having,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, January 22, 2021 7:22:00 PM EAT

John Tory told : “It (the traffic data) just suggests we are not doing quite as well as we did in the spring but that there has certainly been a big change since the fall,” External link

cp24 Friday, January 22, 2021 4:16:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “We are understanding of the fact... that you need to have some exercise, you need some fresh air,” “A lot of the time you just need to get out if you live in an apartment or condo, but we are asking you obviously do that only with people you live with” External link

cp24 Friday, January 22, 2021 4:16:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "I guess we weren't necessarily expecting to receive it," External link

CBC Friday, January 22, 2021 12:18:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "I think these are all lessons as to how we're going to have to sit together as two governments and, yes, get affordable housing built and, yes, get transit built, but do it in a way that involves proper consultation with the city, with the communities, and respect for all the various other policies that go beyond housing and transit," External link

CBC Friday, January 22, 2021 12:18:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “The best way to go about these kinds of conversations is to make your case as a Canadian, which I did, and as the mayor of the largest city in the country, and to try to make Canada’s case,” External link

citynews-ca Friday, January 22, 2021 4:43:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “Now is going to be the most important time of all for us, if there are just glimmers of hope on the horizon, to see that through and not start making predictions about what day things are going to open or close but rather say let’s stay the course and get this thing done,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, January 22, 2021 2:45:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “I tried to make Canada’s case in a determined, thoughtful way and I’ve kept the government of Canada fully apprised of the conversations I’ve been having,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, January 22, 2021 2:45:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : "The best way to go about these kinds of conversations is to make your case as a Canadian, which I did, and as the mayor of the largest city in the country, and to try to make Canada's case," External link

barrie Friday, January 22, 2021 1:02:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “I think it’s one of those things where I think the message is certainly getting out there that hopefully, they would reconsider what they’re doing with Canada, whether they will or not,” External link

citynews-ca Thursday, January 21, 2021 10:34:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “This is one of the lessons learned in the first two days — there should have been, and will be going forward, some … password-type protection that says (an online vaccination registration) link can’t be shared,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, January 21, 2021 12:42:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “I don’t blame the people who got this link and somebody said ‘Hey, you can go sign up for an appointment,’” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, January 21, 2021 12:42:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “This is one of the lessons learned in the two days (that the clinic was operating), you know that there should have been and there will now be going forward some protection like a password so the link can’t be shared,” External link

barrie Thursday, January 21, 2021 12:04:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “These are the lessons we learned and I think we are going to have to be really explicit in communicating who is getting vaccinated when and make sure that when you go to the link to make an appointment that there has to be some sort of password or other security measure,” “But I can tell you that when we learned about this we moved very quickly to address and I think if we had the rest of the weeks or even the six weeks to run the clinic we would have found that that wasn’t the case” External link

barrie Thursday, January 21, 2021 12:04:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “I think it was very well handled, it was just a problem that arose,” “We knew there would be problems and that’s why we were having a proof of concept clinic as oppose to opening them all up when millions of people are going to be coming in groups to be vaccinated” External link

citynews-ca Wednesday, January 20, 2021 11:30:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “This is one of the lessons learned in the two days (that the clinic was operating), you know that there should have been and there will now be going forward some protection like a password so the link can’t be shared,” External link

cp24 Wednesday, January 20, 2021 9:34:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “These are the lessons we learned and I think we are going to have to be really explicit in communicating who is getting vaccinated when and make sure that when you go to the link to make an appointment that there has to be some sort of password or other security measure,” “But I can tell you that when we learned about this we moved very quickly to address and I think if we had the rest of the weeks or even the six weeks to run the clinic we would have found that that wasn’t the case” External link

cp24 Wednesday, January 20, 2021 9:34:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “We will be ready as a city,” External link

barrie Wednesday, January 20, 2021 9:10:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “We didn’t learn all the lessons that we had to learn because of the premature closure of this proof-of-concept clinic due to a lack of supply, but we will continue to learn as soon as that supply is available,” External link

barrie Wednesday, January 20, 2021 9:10:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "The CaféTO program was a popular and successful quick-start COVID-19 response program that helped local businesses stay in business, helped protect jobs, and improved the quality of life in our city for residents," External link

CBC Wednesday, January 20, 2021 8:53:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “This is proof that there is indeed a silver lining in most clouds,” External link

barrie Wednesday, January 20, 2021 8:14:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “I made a commitment to help the entire restaurants and bar industry on a go forward basis and this report demonstrates that we are following through on that commitment,” External link

barrie Wednesday, January 20, 2021 8:14:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “This is proof that there is indeed a silver lining in most clouds,” External link

cp24 Wednesday, January 20, 2021 8:02:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “This program infused our city with vibrancy and community when we needed it the most,” “There were people who said to me when I announced it and we announced that we would be taking some lanes of traffic and repurposing them for this that it would be the end of these main streets and neighbourhoods and in fact it brought those neighbourhoods to life. It was a win-win. We helped a restaurant and bar industry that was struggling, we helped to protect jobs and we improved the quality of life in our city pandemic or not. Keeping it and making it better is the right thing to do” External link

cp24 Wednesday, January 20, 2021 8:02:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “The regulation specifically says that outdoor recreational facilities are entitled to stay open, which skating rinks are, they’ve always been allowed to be open,” External link

citynews-ca Wednesday, January 20, 2021 2:18:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "Vaccination is soon to come and we're just working away at being ready to do that," External link

CBC Wednesday, January 20, 2021 6:19:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “We are making progress now – as part of an all hands on deck effort – to get the vaccine to our most vulnerable residents,” “Reducing the spread of COVID-19 is our top priority and we are thankful for the tireless efforts of our staff and partners in fighting this pandemic everyday” External link

680news Tuesday, January 19, 2021 4:18:00 PM EAT

John Tory told : “I would love to have more money to do more things, but I don’t seek to raise taxes in a time of crisis, any more than absolutely necessary,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, January 19, 2021 1:40:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “There is a group of people, I will concede, because I’ve heard from them the entire six years that I’ve been here, that say, ‘I will pay more.’ And you count yourself among them. But there is a much larger group of people who say, ‘I just can’t’ and I think, if anything, their voice has increased, in terms of saying, ‘Right now I’m struggling,’” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, January 19, 2021 1:40:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “As anyone knows who may have been watching the NFL playoffs over the last few days, you need a good playbook, it is the only way to win,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, January 19, 2021 3:24:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “It is time for it to happen. I can’t even count how many times I have sat here and said this is an urgent issue that is causing people to go to work sick,” “It is not right and we should fix it” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, January 19, 2021 1:52:00 AM EAT

John Tory told : “I don’t think they’re going to be combing the streets looking for anybody walking down the sidewalk and say ‘Aha! Are you going to get a prescriptions or going to pick up food?’ ” External link

citynews-ca Tuesday, January 19, 2021 12:32:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “it doesn’t really matter which government resolves” External link

cp24 Monday, January 18, 2021 11:13:00 PM EAT

John Tory told : "The whole idea here is to have a clinic that can vaccinate frontline healthcare workers and in the process learn the lessons that have to be learned so when they roll out 50 or even 100 of these mass vaccination clinics around the province all the sort of bugs have been worked out of the system," External link

barrie Monday, January 18, 2021 3:54:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “First and foremost, there is the hope that the vaccines are on their way,” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, January 17, 2021 11:01:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “spring will be a much brighter time for us all and we will get through what I know is a difficult winter so far,” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, January 17, 2021 11:01:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “I understand the right to protest, but in my case they not only demonstrate contrary to the regulations that are out there, and they do the same outside of Premier Ford’s house… they also stop people from people from coming in and out of their homes in our building,” External link

cp24 Sunday, January 17, 2021 6:11:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “I understand the right to protest, but in my case they not only demonstrate contrary to the regulations that are out there, and they do the same outside of Premier Ford’s house… they also stop people from people from coming in and out of their homes in our building,” External link

barrie Sunday, January 17, 2021 5:55:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “I will work with the organizers of the St. Patrick’s Day parade to make sure we do something virtual if the parade doesn’t happen,” “If I was guessing man… the things are still so serious that the notion that we should be having a parade in March, which is just a couple of months literally from now, I would say is doubtful” External link

cp24 Sunday, January 17, 2021 5:26:00 PM EAT

John Tory says : “I am confident we will be successful in bringing all governments to the table to renew and extend this partnership for Toronto and all cities across Canada,” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, January 17, 2021 2:30:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "As mayor, it is my job to work with every member of city council," External link

CBC Saturday, January 16, 2021 4:30:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “This is a crucial time for our city as we continue to face the challenge of COVID-19,” External link

680news Saturday, January 16, 2021 3:57:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “I also look forward to working with Mr. Mantas on the prudent management of the City’s finances and on the maintenance of strong partnerships with the other governments,” External link

barrie Saturday, January 16, 2021 9:36:00 AM EAT

John Tory told : "I want to reassure residents that health and safety has been a top priority for this election and that city staff have been working with Toronto Public Health to make sure all safety protocols are in place," External link

CBC Saturday, January 16, 2021 7:36:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “I’m glad to see this downward trend in the number of tickets issued and hope this will continue to be the case at all future locations,” External link

cknw Friday, January 15, 2021 6:35:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “I’m glad to see this downward trend in the number of tickets issued and hope this will continue to be the case at all future locations,” External link

globalnews Friday, January 15, 2021 4:35:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “They’re going to move every three or four months so that we can sort of draw to the attention of people in other parts of the city,” External link

cp24 Friday, January 15, 2021 4:12:00 PM EAT

John Tory told : "I want to reassure residents that health and safety has been a top priority for this election and that City staff have been working with Toronto Public Health to make sure all safety protocols are in place," External link

CBC Friday, January 15, 2021 5:48:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “The proposed 2021 City of Toronto operating and capital budget launched today protects all City services and invests more in key frontline services responding to the COVID-19 pandemic including Toronto Public Health, shelters and supportive housing, and seniors and long-term care,” External link

citynews-ca Thursday, January 14, 2021 10:26:00 PM EAT

John Tory added ( about Gary Crawford ) : “Throughout this budget process, I am committed to working with Budget Chief Gary Crawford and all my colleagues on City Council to ensure the final budget makes new investments in other areas and in parts of the city hardest hit by the virus,” External link

citynews-ca Thursday, January 14, 2021 10:26:00 PM EAT

John Tory added : “This is a responsible budget which includes $573 million in savings, offsets, and efficiencies – that’s on top of the $500 million in savings and efficiencies the City worked to find last year in the wake of COVID-19,” External link

citynews-ca Thursday, January 14, 2021 10:26:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “The proposed 2021 City of Toronto operating and capital budget launched today protects all City services and invests more in key frontline services responding to the COVID-19 pandemic including Toronto Public Health, shelters and supportive housing, and seniors and long-term care,” “This is a responsible budget which includes $573 million in savings, offsets, and efficiencies – that’s on top of the $500 million in savings and efficiencies the City worked to find last year in the wake of COVID-19” External link

680news Thursday, January 14, 2021 9:46:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “The proposed 2021 City of Toronto operating and capital budget launched today protects all City services and invests more in key frontline services responding to the COVID-19 pandemic including Toronto Public Health, shelters and supportive housing, and seniors and long-term care,” “This is a responsible budget which includes $573 million in savings, offsets, and efficiencies – that’s on top of the $500 million in savings and efficiencies the City worked to find last year in the wake of COVID-19” External link

citynews-ca Thursday, January 14, 2021 9:25:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “The regulation specifically says that outdoor recreational facilities are entitled to stay open, which skating rinks are, they’ve always been allowed to be open,” External link

citynews-ca Thursday, January 14, 2021 7:53:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “This is one more example of the work Toronto Public Health is doing to help combat COVID-19 in our community. I encourage residents who are contacted by the survey to take part and help our medical health professionals protect our city,” External link

cp24 Thursday, January 14, 2021 7:44:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "I do not think it is an appropriate time to cut services to people, especially vulnerable people, and I certainly don't think it's time for a huge tax increase," External link

barrie Thursday, January 14, 2021 7:00:00 PM EAT

John Tory told : “The public shouldn’t be expected to do what I’m doing here which is reading a 40-page document from the government of Ontario which is putting forward these regulations,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, January 14, 2021 1:36:00 AM EAT

John Tory told : “It says right here that no person is permitted to use an indoor or outdoor recreational amenity that is required to be closed,” External link

cp24 Wednesday, January 13, 2021 4:28:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “It also says organized public gatherings and social events are limited to five people,” “So is a skating rink an organized social or public event, or is it not? We have a limit of 25 people on those rinks” External link

cp24 Wednesday, January 13, 2021 4:28:00 PM EAT

John Tory ajouté : «Je ne pense pas que ce soit le moment opportun de couper les services aux personnes, en particulier aux personnes vulnérables» External link

journaldemontreal Wednesday, January 13, 2021 11:22:00 AM EAT

John Tory said ( about Doug Ford ) : “I have been calling for further action, based on the advice of Toronto Public Health, and I want to thank Premier Ford and his cabinet for listening to public health experts and taking some additional needed actions,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, January 13, 2021 3:19:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “I support the stay-at-home order, the extension of at-home learning for students in Toronto, and extended mask wearing — these are the right thing to do,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, January 13, 2021 3:19:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “The blitz of big-box stores is welcome, but if it proves inadequate I hope the government won’t hesitate to take further action,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, January 13, 2021 3:19:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “People should not be put out of their housing during a health emergency,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, January 13, 2021 3:19:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “Ontario’s COVID numbers are going in the wrong direction — like many other jurisdictions around the world — and could very quickly get much worse, meaning even more people becoming infected, even more people being hospitalized, and even more people tragically dying in our communities,” “Every alarm bell has now been rung,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, January 13, 2021 3:19:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “I do not think it is an appropriate time to cut services to people, especially vulnerable people, and I certainly don’t think it’s time for a huge tax increase,” “So we’d be left with no alternative. But I’m optimistic. I think the other governments will come forward because they’ll realize we need to continue to make those investments, we need to provide services to people” External link

680news Tuesday, January 12, 2021 11:49:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “Given the length of time it took to reach agreement on safe restart in 2020, the time to deal with 2021 is now,” External link

680news Tuesday, January 12, 2021 11:49:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “Given the length of time it took to reach agreement on safe restart in 2020, the time to deal with 2021 is now,” External link

cknw Tuesday, January 12, 2021 11:31:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “If we have a significant shortfall because there is no Safe Restart support from the other governments, we will have no choice but to cut back up to $860 million of capital spending which affects jobs, economic activity and just keeping Toronto in good repair,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, January 12, 2021 9:02:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “No matter what the province ultimately implements it is important for all of us right now to exercise our own personal responsibility and stay home as much as possible,” External link

680news Tuesday, January 12, 2021 2:51:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “I believe, based on what I’ve been told, that the health-care system’s ability to do both — and it’s important it should be able to do both — is in serious jeopardy,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, January 12, 2021 6:22:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “The time to act is now,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, January 12, 2021 6:22:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “in a way…the worst of both worlds,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, January 12, 2021 6:22:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “We’ve had a sort of lockdown that we call a lockdown, but there’s really a lot of things still open and a lot of people still moving around,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, January 12, 2021 6:22:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “In response to a request from the province, the city will be opening a large COVID-19 immunization clinic next Monday, quite a few weeks earlier than originally planned,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, January 12, 2021 5:20:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “I know that we’re all tired of video meetings, but believe you me, there was no better way to start 2021 than with an urgent call about how we could help speed up vaccine rollout to our front-line workers,” “This program will allow all of us to refine the immunization clinic concept so that we make sure we get it right in all the clinics we will have in operation across the city when vaccine is available for the general public” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, January 12, 2021 5:20:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “This is not a permitted use for this property and once again illustrates a significant disconnect between the applicant and what the city would like to achieve at this location,” “City staff have sent a letter making it abundantly clear that if the tenant fails to withdraw this application and proceeds, the city will pursue any and all further remedies in accordance with the lease and the law” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, January 12, 2021 2:40:00 AM EAT

John Tory explained : “This site will be focused on vaccinating people designated by the province as next in line for the vaccine, including frontline healthcare workers in our shelter system and public health workers who will work themselves as COVID-19 immunizers,” External link

citynews-ca Tuesday, January 12, 2021 2:13:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “The task of making vaccinations available to three million people requires initial steps forward like this,” External link

citynews-ca Tuesday, January 12, 2021 2:13:00 AM EAT

John Tory told : “I don't rule a curfew out, but I really question whether it will be the most effective. If you have a curfew, can we enforce it,” External link

cp24 Tuesday, January 12, 2021 12:15:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “Number one are big box stores,” “I never understood for the life of me that if we were going to close down small retail, and say you couldn’t go in those stores and they couldn’t be open except for curbside pickup, and thank heavens for at least that, I never understood that. If we’re going to say retail is closed, then it is closed” External link

cp24 Tuesday, January 12, 2021 12:15:00 AM EAT

John Tory told : "It's been identified to me by our health people as being important to getting more people tested and wrestling this virus to the ground," External link

barrie Tuesday, January 12, 2021 12:06:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “I cannot stress enough the immense amount of work underway within your city government to help the province rollout the vaccine,” External link

680news Monday, January 11, 2021 11:06:00 PM EAT

John Tory told : "I don't rule a curfew out, but I really question whether it will be the most effective. If you have a curfew, can we enforce it?" External link

barrie Monday, January 11, 2021 8:59:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “A vaccination is a great thing. It gives people hope, vis-a-vis how to deal with COVID-19,” “A vaccination however ... won’t address affordable housing. The vaccination won’t address the inequities some people face in terms of access to opportunity. The vaccination won’t address how we can build out our transit” External link

TorontoStar Monday, January 11, 2021 8:05:00 PM EAT

John Tory told : "I don't rule a curfew out, but I really question whether it will be the most effective. If you have a curfew, can we enforce it?" External link

barrie Monday, January 11, 2021 7:27:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "Number one are big box stores," "I never understood for the life of me that if we were going to close down small retail, and say you couldn’t go in those stores and they couldn’t be open except for curbside pickup, and thank heavens for at least that, I never understood that. If we’re going to say retail is closed, then it is closed" External link

barrie Monday, January 11, 2021 7:27:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “I hate to say it, but I think we need to go through a period where pretty much everything is closed, as was the case in the spring,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, January 11, 2021 6:02:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “in a way…the worst of both worlds,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, January 11, 2021 6:02:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “Never understood it — I’m not sure there ever was a real rationale for it,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, January 11, 2021 6:02:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “If you said to me, going short of a curfew, that you had to (impose) more hours of restriction on when people could be going out to get food, I would be perfectly comfortable with that,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, January 11, 2021 6:02:00 PM EAT

John Tory told : “I don't rule a curfew out, but I really question whether it will be the most effective. If you have a curfew, can we enforce it,” External link

cp24 Monday, January 11, 2021 4:41:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “Number one are big box stores,” “I never understood for the life of me that if we were going to close down small retail, and say you couldn’t go in those stores and they couldn’t be open except for curbside pickup, and thank heavens for at least that, I never understood that. If we’re going to say retail is closed, then it is closed” External link

cp24 Monday, January 11, 2021 4:41:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "The 1,300 paramedics in our city, who have done such a fantastic job during the pandemic and of course every other day as well, are an extension of our emergency departments and play a vital role in our response to the pandemic," "Getting them vaccinated will not only protect all residents but also other front-line workers" External link

CBC Sunday, January 10, 2021 11:22:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “We mourn all the innocent lives lost to COVID-19 with their families, friends, colleagues, and neighbours,” “The best way we can honour the memory of those lost and pay tribute to those continuing to work on the frontlines of healthcare to protect us is to keep staying home as much as possible right now, wearing a mask when we go out, and avoiding gathering with people we don’t live with” External link

barrie Friday, January 8, 2021 9:02:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “We mourn all the innocent lives lost to COVID-19 with their families, friends, colleagues, and neighbours,” “The best way we can honour the memory of those lost and pay tribute to those continuing to work on the frontlines of healthcare to protect us is to keep staying home as much as possible right now, wearing a mask when we go out, and avoiding gathering with people we don’t live with” External link

barrie Friday, January 8, 2021 4:58:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “We mourn all the innocent lives lost to COVID-19 with their families, friends, colleagues, and neighbours,” “The best way we can honour the memory of those lost and pay tribute to those continuing to work on the frontlines of healthcare to protect us is to keep staying home as much as possible right now, wearing a mask when we go out, and avoiding gathering with people we don’t live with” External link

cp24 Friday, January 8, 2021 2:28:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “It’s really sad in the context of what is supposed to be the celebration of one of the world’s great democracies having rendered its verdict with respect to who they wish to have in a position of leadership,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, January 7, 2021 8:14:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “It’s really sad in the context of what is supposed to be the celebration of one of the world’s great democracies having rendered its verdict with respect to who they wish to have in a position of leadership,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, January 7, 2021 4:52:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “It’s really sad in the context of what is supposed to be the celebration of one of the world’s great democracies having rendered its verdict with respect to who they wish to have in a position of leadership,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, January 7, 2021 3:45:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “It’s really sad in the context of what is supposed to be the celebration of one of the world’s great democracies having rendered its verdict with respect to who they wish to have in a position of leadership,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, January 7, 2021 2:38:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “It’s really sad in the context of what is supposed to be the celebration of one of the world’s great democracies having rendered its verdict with respect to who they wish to have in a position of leadership,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, January 7, 2021 2:13:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “It’s really sad in the context of what is supposed to be the celebration of one of the world’s great democracies having rendered its verdict with respect to who they wish to have in a position of leadership,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, January 7, 2021 1:31:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “If somebody said that some kind of a restriction on when people could come and go would significantly increase our effectiveness in wrestling this virus to the ground then I wouldn’t rule it out. But as of this moment there has been more mention of it in media questions than there has been in official circles,” External link

barrie Thursday, January 7, 2021 12:58:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “It’s really sad in the context of what is supposed to be the celebration of one of the world’s great democracies having rendered its verdict with respect to who they wish to have in a position of leadership,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, January 7, 2021 12:32:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : "Paramedics in our city, who have done such a fantastic job during the pandemic and of course every other day as well, are an extension of our emergency departments and play a vital role in our response to the pandemic," External link

cp24 Thursday, January 7, 2021 12:02:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “We are looking for areas in which those same tasks might be better carried out by other kinds of professionals, including mental health professionals for example, and then and only then once we’ve identified a better way to do this will we reduce the police budget,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, January 5, 2021 2:51:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : "We know the fight is far from over and spread is happening in workplaces," "I believe this kind of transparency and public accountability will help to encourage employers to do everything they can to protect their workers and it will help give everyone a better indication of where the COVID-19 virus is spreading in our community" External link

CBC Tuesday, January 5, 2021 1:21:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : "I think it's past time that we had action on that," External link

CBC Tuesday, January 5, 2021 1:21:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “There will be more public reporting and transparency and this is on the theory that information is power,” “Information is power for the public but more importantly for the workers themselves to ensure they are kept safe” External link

barrie Monday, January 4, 2021 9:40:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “There will be more public reporting and transparency and this is on the theory that information is power,” “Information is power for the public but more importantly for the workers themselves to ensure they are kept safe” External link

barrie Monday, January 4, 2021 8:04:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “There will be more public reporting and transparency and this is on the theory that information is power,” “Information is power for the public but more importantly for the workers themselves to ensure they are kept safe” External link

cp24 Monday, January 4, 2021 7:12:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “I’m not defending any of the actions, I’m defending the human being, who I know,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, December 30, 2020 9:06:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “Imagine losing a loved one at Christmas. Seventy-eight families in Toronto had to endure that this year, and we extend condolences to all of those grieving families,” “We are still far from gaining the upper hand with this deadly virus and we have another chance to show how much better we can do at following public health advice with the upcoming New Year's Eve, and the weekend to follow” External link

cp24 Wednesday, December 30, 2020 8:57:00 PM EAT

John Tory said ( about Roy Phillips ) : “Minister Phillips made a mistake, a serious mistake, he’s been chastised by the Premier for that, he admitted his own deep regret for making that mistake,” External link

680news Wednesday, December 30, 2020 8:26:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “It’s a very regrettable series of events,” “But I think people who know me know that I stand by my friends when they make mistakes and when they’re in trouble … he’s a human being and he made a mistake and he’ll pay a price for that” External link

680news Wednesday, December 30, 2020 8:26:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "This is certainly a tragic situation," "So if advice is offered that we should ask for help I'll certainly do my job in making that request for extra help" External link

CBC Thursday, December 24, 2020 1:52:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “I have heard just over the last couple of weeks so many variations on a theme that sort of suggests that there is an asterisk beside advice from our medical officer of health to stay home and to only socialize with people you live with. We have heard the asterisk that says it is OK to do otherwise if you have a test or it is OK if it is only your grandmother or it is OK if it is just a couple of people you are having over,” “Look there is no asterisk beside this. The advice is stay home please and only socialize with the people you live with. There are not other things that make it better or make it OK” External link

cp24 Wednesday, December 23, 2020 8:17:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "I know this won't be an easy Christmas for many and I understand that after this long, difficult year we want to be in-person with our loved ones," External link

CBC Wednesday, December 23, 2020 7:01:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “If you said, am I fearful for the future Toronto, not at all. This place is going to get back to where it was as one of the most successful cities in the world,” External link

cp24 Wednesday, December 23, 2020 6:39:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “The fundamentals of all of Toronto are such – with smart people, good education, educational institutions, great industries, great arts and culture, great values – that people will be flocking to come to this city again once the pandemic is over,” “Investment will be coming here and people will start to come back downtown because there's too much going on not to come downtown but that's going to take some time” External link

cp24 Wednesday, December 23, 2020 6:39:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “They reaffirmed it at a high level, they said this city had a bright future. And they said it was prudently financially managed and that was music to my ears, all of those things because that's what we're trying to do and what we will continue to try to do,” External link

cp24 Wednesday, December 23, 2020 6:39:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “I mean it's agonizing because you would love to find some answer to fighting this virus that didn't hurt people,” External link

cp24 Wednesday, December 23, 2020 6:39:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “There was an inconsistency there which I acknowledged early on. I wasn't comfortable with it but, again, the province had these difficult decisions to make. They made it based on the medical advice they got and here we are,” External link

cp24 Wednesday, December 23, 2020 6:39:00 AM EAT

John Tory pointed out : “every other major global city in the world” External link

cp24 Wednesday, December 23, 2020 6:39:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “It's very frustrating, and it's frankly frustrating for me more so than anything else because those people are quite literally – it's not an exaggeration to say it – putting other people's lives at risk,” External link

cp24 Wednesday, December 23, 2020 6:39:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “I have to really roll up my sleeves and really get down to work on making sure we help business and others labor movements to get back to a strong economy so people are working and have jobs and the city is booming like it was before and that we keep the finances in order,” “But I would say pandemic, affordable housing, supportive housing and the economy are the things that will take up my time as they have been but I'm really going to have to have laser focus on those things in 2021 and beyond” External link

cp24 Wednesday, December 23, 2020 6:39:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “If you’ve seen it, it’s beautiful. I love it. I want to have 20 more of those,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, December 22, 2020 7:38:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “You have to move quickly to do things, so that’s been a bit change as well,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, December 22, 2020 7:38:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “There’s no question that the focus and sort of my own intensity to push those things forward was limited by the fact that I had to devote so much time to the pandemic itself,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, December 22, 2020 7:38:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “I believe new investors and new businesses and new uses of space will come along that will occupy that space, because I think Toronto will be a more attractive place than ever to invest, but it will lead to a transformation,” “And so I just think that the economy is going to have to get to be a big focus of my attention. I think it will take a couple of years to get the tourism, hospitality industry back on its feet” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, December 22, 2020 7:38:00 PM EAT

John Tory told : “It’s not entirely clear yet what will change,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, December 22, 2020 3:53:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “I think maybe now the onus switches to people,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, December 22, 2020 3:53:00 AM EAT

John Tory told : "We need to repeat the solid compliance that we saw in the spring," External link

CBC Tuesday, December 22, 2020 1:26:00 AM EAT

John Tory told : “C’mon people, let’s act in the Christmas spirit and not behave that way,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, December 21, 2020 11:00:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “There are mayors, people in the region, who don’t agree that further shutdown is required. I happen to think there is such movement back and forth… that you have to do something region-wide,” “I’m one who believes that the big box stores, if they remain open, should only go to curbside pickup and that’s just so that you discourage people from going there and that you also create a degree of fairness with the other businesses” External link

ctvnews Sunday, December 20, 2020 6:59:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “We’ve never wanted to get to the point where we couldn’t care for those who are sick plus those of course who have a heart attack or stroke or some other need for hospitalization,” “These numbers are a source of very serious concern” External link

ctvnews Sunday, December 20, 2020 6:59:00 PM EAT

John Tory told : “There are mayors, people in the region, who don’t agree that further shutdown is required. I happen to think there is such movement back and forth… that you have to do something region-wide,” External link

cp24 Sunday, December 20, 2020 6:58:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “We’ve never wanted to get to the point where we couldn’t care for those who are sick plus those of course who have a heart attack or stroke or some other need for hospitalization,” “These numbers are a source of very serious concern” External link

cp24 Sunday, December 20, 2020 6:58:00 PM EAT

John Tory said ( about Doug Ford ) : “I don’t know exactly what’s coming on Monday, but I just know that it’s something that is the right thing to do,” “I will be supportive of Premier Ford in that respect because these are terribly difficult decisions and I just know we’re all trying to do it for the right reasons” External link

globalnews Sunday, December 20, 2020 12:05:00 AM EAT

John Tory told : “I think modular homes can play a big role because they can be put up quickly, they are in a position where they can provide a real home for people and provide the supports inside for people who are dealing with issues involving mental health, substance issues or something like that,” External link

cp24 Saturday, December 19, 2020 11:58:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “I just think they’re very homelike in their feeling, there’s big windows and lots of daylight and I think that people who are used to living on the street or in a shelter are going to find these very homelike and they’re going to find lots of support inside the building…,” External link

cp24 Saturday, December 19, 2020 11:58:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “That is why we have lowered speed limits in literally hundreds of locations, deployed dozens of automated speed cameras and red light cameras, installed head start pedestrian signals and redesigned intersections, all to keep pedestrians safer,” “Drivers have to wake up to the fact that their disregard for safety and the law is costing us lives” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, December 19, 2020 5:42:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “I think we have to have something that is truly going to apply across the entire region, because I think people are finding it too easy to move back and forth,” External link

cknw Saturday, December 19, 2020 2:09:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “I think we have to have something that is truly going to apply across the entire region, because I think people are finding it too easy to move back and forth,” External link

globalnews Saturday, December 19, 2020 1:29:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “That is why we have lowered speed limits in literally hundreds of locations, deployed dozens of automated speed cameras and red light cameras, installed head start pedestrian signals and redesigned intersections, all to keep pedestrians safer,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, December 18, 2020 10:26:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "What we're not going to do is we're not going to penalize the people who need the TTC to get to work," External link

CBC Friday, December 18, 2020 12:30:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "In the wake of the unprecedented pandemic, which has hit our TTC extremely hard, this is the right and the responsible thing to do. We're keeping the TTC affordable for residents who need it by freezing fares," External link

cp24 Friday, December 18, 2020 2:45:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : "This is something that is much needed and will be much welcome. It will help us with the much needed transit for the City of Toronto and for the GTA and ensure that we are investing in subway trains, in streetcars, in buses as we go forward," "This budget also continues the work we have done with the TTC and the city on an enhanced set of targeted COVID-19 measures to help our most vulnerable residents during lockdown periods" External link

cp24 Friday, December 18, 2020 2:45:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “The Ontario Line let's remember will provide substantially enhanced service beyond what the relief line would have done,” External link

cp24 Friday, December 18, 2020 1:05:00 AM EAT

John Tory says : “At this critical time, we must continue to follow public health advice,” External link

680news Thursday, December 17, 2020 8:50:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “I think we need to do more and not less. I think it needs to be regional in nature so that we leave people with fewer options as to places they might go,” External link

680news Thursday, December 17, 2020 8:50:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "People are finding it too easy to move back and forth and do things we're discouraging them from doing," External link

CBC Thursday, December 17, 2020 8:05:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “We’ve been working very hard, including finding $500 million so far in savings and efficiencies in the city government, and I will be working tirelessly to get that budget finalized with our hardworking city staff and we will present it in January,” External link

citynews-ca Thursday, December 17, 2020 6:14:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “In year like this that’s very hard for us to do but they will have maintained service without a fare increase for 2021,” External link

680news Thursday, December 17, 2020 5:57:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “I’m going to be working tirelessly to get that budget finalized,” “We will avoid a big tax increase and service cuts” External link

680news Thursday, December 17, 2020 5:57:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “I think we need to do more and not less. I think it needs to be regional in nature so that we leave people with fewer options as to places they might go,” External link

citynews-ca Thursday, December 17, 2020 3:47:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “People are finding it too easy to move back and forth and doing things we’re discouraging them from doing,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, December 17, 2020 3:34:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : "We need to have something that is truly going to apply across the whole region. Because I think people are finding it too easy to move back and forth, and we have to discourage them from doing so," External link

barrie Thursday, December 17, 2020 3:24:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : "We need to have something that is truly going to apply across the whole region. Because I think people are finding it too easy to move back and forth, and we have to discourage them from doing so," External link

cp24 Thursday, December 17, 2020 2:21:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “We knew before the pandemic that we needed to increase the supply of affordable housing and ensure the city remains a place where all members of the workforce can contemplate living,” External link

680news Thursday, December 17, 2020 2:09:00 AM EAT

John Tory told : “Going back to the good old days, as much as we’d want to is just not in the cards, in fact we should be doing more, not less,” External link

barrie Thursday, December 17, 2020 2:02:00 AM EAT

John Tory told : “Today our city faces a grim reality,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, December 17, 2020 1:26:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “Today should be a jolt for all of us,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, December 17, 2020 1:26:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “We need you to rethink your Christmas plans right now,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, December 17, 2020 1:26:00 AM EAT

John Tory warned : “a light at the end of the tunnel — but we’re still in the tunnel,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, December 17, 2020 1:26:00 AM EAT

John Tory affirmed : “We have housed, rehoused, 1,100 plus of those people since the beginning of the pandemic,” “Our efforts will not let up in that regard. We are adopting a sensitive, sensible approach to trying to deal with this precisely because they’re not safe, they’re not healthy, and they’re not legal” External link

680news Thursday, December 17, 2020 1:00:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “If you were planning to gather with people outside of those who live with who you live with in spite of the public health rules, we need you to rethink your Christmas plans,” “Right now, the more people who gathered together this Christmas, the more COVID will spread, and the more strain we will see on our hospitals, the more lives that will be lost” External link

cp24 Thursday, December 17, 2020 12:06:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “If you were planning to gather with people outside of those who live with who you live with in spite of the public health rules, we need you to rethink your Christmas plans,” “Right now, the more people who gathered together this Christmas, the more COVID will spread, and the more strain we will see on our hospitals, the more lives that will be lost” External link

barrie Wednesday, December 16, 2020 11:12:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “People are finding it too easy to move back and forth and doing things we’re discouraging them from doing,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, December 16, 2020 11:12:00 PM EAT

John Tory added : “I think we need to do more and not less. I think it needs to be regional in nature so that we leave people with fewer options as to places they might go,” External link

680news Wednesday, December 16, 2020 11:00:00 PM EAT

John Tory admitted : “What is absolutely clear from everything that we are hearing, from our public health professionals and hospital officials right now, is this: going back to the good old days, as much as we might want to, is just not in the cards,” External link

680news Wednesday, December 16, 2020 11:00:00 PM EAT

John Tory said ( about Eileen de Villa ) : “We need to get back to the personal behaviours that Dr. de Villa and I have both said of the spring, as we can see from cell phone data, people did stay home,” “We need people to stay home and to socialize only with the people they live with. That’s what we need more than anything else” External link

680news Wednesday, December 16, 2020 11:00:00 PM EAT

John Tory told : "We've seen that we can set a good example for ourselves and affect the numbers positively in the winter and spring," External link

CBC Wednesday, December 16, 2020 10:25:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “I’m certainly one who believes we should do the maximum amount that we can feasibly and properly do with public confidence on medical advice so that we can really use the Christmas period to try to wrestle this thing more to the ground,” External link

cknw Wednesday, December 16, 2020 9:28:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “I’m certainly one who believes we should do the maximum amount that we can feasibly and properly do with public confidence on medical advice so that we can really use the Christmas period to try to wrestle this thing more to the ground,” “We have to look at some of the things that they’ve done, for example, in Quebec with respect to saying in a period of time that will be quieter for the economy and for business generally, to say to people that we don’t need you to be going to work unless you absolutely positively have to,” External link

cknw Wednesday, December 16, 2020 9:28:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “We have a deadline for two big municipalities — Toronto and Peel — coming up next week on Monday and I think in advance of that it’s fair to give people notice of what it is you’re going to do, whether that’s just to lift the restrictions or whether it’s to change them or increase them,” External link

cknw Wednesday, December 16, 2020 9:28:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “Based on all of the calculations that we’ve done, it means that we’re kept whole and balance our operating budget in 2020 in the face of what was a huge shortfall,” “It gives us a start on some of our budgetary problems for 2021” External link

citynews-ca Wednesday, December 16, 2020 9:08:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “I’m certainly one who believes we should do the maximum amount that we can feasibly and properly do with public confidence on medical advice so that we can really use the Christmas period to try to wrestle this thing more to the ground,” “We have to look at some of the things that they’ve done, for example, in Quebec with respect to saying in a period of time that will be quieter for the economy and for business generally, to say to people that we don’t need you to be going to work unless you absolutely positively have to,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, December 16, 2020 8:02:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “We have a deadline for two big municipalities — Toronto and Peel — coming up next week on Monday and I think in advance of that it’s fair to give people notice of what it is you’re going to do, whether that’s just to lift the restrictions or whether it’s to change them or increase them,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, December 16, 2020 8:02:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “I’m certainly one who believes we should do the maximum amount that we can feasibly and properly do with public confidence on medical advice so that we can really use the Christmas period to try to wrestle this thing more to the ground,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, December 16, 2020 8:02:00 PM EAT

John Tory told : “This funding will confirm that we will be able to continue with vital services and do so without incurring a deficit which under the law we are not allowed to do,” External link

cp24 Wednesday, December 16, 2020 7:57:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “We hope that as the year progresses we will have some success with vaccines and that will help us be in a situation where our revenues will recover on transit and in other areas in the New Year so we will have less need for assistance,” “But at this moment we still need the other governments to come forward and be of assistance again to make sure we can continue to do what we have to do, delivering the services people rely on” External link

cp24 Wednesday, December 16, 2020 7:57:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “We have faced a dire shortfall,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, December 16, 2020 7:56:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “It makes the City of Toronto whole and balances our budget,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, December 16, 2020 7:56:00 PM EAT

John Tory told : “Going back to the good old days, as much as we’d want to is just not in the cards, in fact we should be doing more, not less,” External link

cp24 Wednesday, December 16, 2020 6:37:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “You look at the death toll, you look at (intensive care unit) occupancy, you look at the fact that hospitals are going into a mode where there are going to be people turned away for the other kinds of treatment they need — this is a serious situation,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, December 16, 2020 5:42:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “When people are saying ‘Maybe I’ll just get together with cousin Ed over the holidays and that’s okay,’ or ‘Maybe I’ll just see one brother and not the other’ — people should be really giving that a serious thought, giving their own head a shake,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, December 16, 2020 5:42:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “Think about the fact that by going out and engaging in behaviour that is outside of the guidelines, they are putting themselves, they are putting their relatives, they are putting their co-workers and they are putting our front-line heroes at greater risk,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, December 16, 2020 5:42:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “I just think that it is time for people to really say okay, it is a quieter time of the year and we can well afford to take some additional measures,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, December 16, 2020 5:42:00 PM EAT

John Tory told : “Going back to the good old days, as much as we’d want to is just not in the cards, in fact we should be doing more, not less,” External link

barrie Wednesday, December 16, 2020 4:21:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "I think we've proven that we can work together," External link

CBC Wednesday, December 16, 2020 1:09:00 PM EAT

John Tory responded : “It is a throwback to the old days of the way police union bosses acted,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, December 15, 2020 4:02:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "The Awakenings program at the Toronto History Museums helps to address the gaps identified in programming and representation," "The time to invest and create change is now as we work toward confronting and eradicating anti-Black racism and all forms of racism within multiple facets of our city" External link

CBC Tuesday, December 15, 2020 4:00:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “People right here in Toronto have actually received the vaccine,” “This should provide hope to us all” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, December 15, 2020 3:23:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “This is a person who has been a repeat offender in this area,” “When you’re a repeat offender it is necessary that more severe consequence should follow if you continue to offend” External link

citynews-ca Tuesday, December 15, 2020 3:05:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “This is a person who has been a repeat offender in this area,” “When you’re a repeat offender it is necessary that more severe consequence should follow if you continue to offend” External link

citynews-ca Tuesday, December 15, 2020 12:11:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “This is a person who has been a repeat offender in this area, and when you're a repeat offender, then it is necessary that more severe consequences should befall you if you continue to offend,” “We're going to be watching this very closely” External link

cp24 Monday, December 14, 2020 11:15:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "I would like to think this was an isolated incident that will be dealt with the court system, where I can only hope that the full weight of the law is applied ot this irresponsible behaviour," External link

CBC Monday, December 14, 2020 11:06:00 PM EAT

John Tory told : “I am astounded at the fact that we have had 16 deaths in the past two days. If we had those 16 deaths from fires, or 16 deaths from criminal activity, or 16 deaths from auto collisions with pedestrians, people would be out of their minds saying what is going on here and asking us what we’re doing about it,” External link

cp24 Sunday, December 13, 2020 5:51:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “I don’t think people get it, I don’t think people get that the intensive care units are filling up,” External link

cp24 Sunday, December 13, 2020 5:51:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “I was merely admitting what I thought to be the obvious yesterday,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, December 12, 2020 5:37:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “I am not a scientist or doctor and that's why they don't call me for advice on this but to me, the notion of maybe keeping the schools closed for an extra week into January might be sensible just in the context of people unfortunately maybe having the family gatherings that they are being asked not to have and keeping those cases out of the schools,” External link

cp24 Friday, December 11, 2020 5:21:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “They could agree, all the teachers and everybody else, to teach for any extra week into July when one assumes we might have our hands on this thing through the vaccines and so on,” “The government makes that decision, the Ontario government, and the school boards. I just think that it's something they should seriously look at and I'm sure they are” External link

cp24 Friday, December 11, 2020 5:21:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “I am not a scientist or doctor and that's why they don't call me for advice on this but to me, the notion of maybe keeping the schools closed for an extra week into January might be sensible just in the context of people unfortunately maybe having the family gatherings that they are being asked not to have and keeping those cases out of the schools,” External link

barrie Friday, December 11, 2020 4:52:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “They could agree, all the teachers and everybody else, to teach for any extra week into July when one assumes we might have our hands on this thing through the vaccines and so on,” “The government makes that decision, the Ontario government, and the school boards. I just think that it's something they should seriously look at and I'm sure they are” External link

barrie Friday, December 11, 2020 4:52:00 PM EAT

John Tory told : "There comes a point in time where you just can't keep something like that running anymore," External link

CBC Friday, December 11, 2020 5:30:00 AM EAT

John Tory wrote : "As we look ahead to 2021, it is clear that both our revenue shortfalls and additional expenditures to support vulnerable communities are likely to continue, for at least part of the year," External link

barrie Thursday, December 10, 2020 10:07:00 PM EAT

John Tory told : “I will be honest with you the response to that so far has not been to my liking in the context that neither government has committed to having a restart 2.0 which will apply to some of the shortfalls we are going to experience in 2021, transit shortfalls just as an example,” External link

cp24 Thursday, December 10, 2020 6:53:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “The shelter system, thanks to the Herculean efforts of the staff and the movement of many people to alternative combinations, is safe,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, December 10, 2020 4:10:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “We are adding extra buses to ensure greater physical distancing on busy routes. We know this won’t always be possible at the busiest times of the day and that is why we brought in the mandatory mask rule on the TTC but we are working to get as many buses as possible on the busiest bus routes,” External link

barrie Thursday, December 10, 2020 12:33:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “The message has been received and it is all hands on deck,” External link

barrie Thursday, December 10, 2020 12:33:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “The paramedic services officials estimate that these buses can test up to 100 people a shift,” “They will be operating in places within these communities where there aren’t testing sites nearby to make getting testing easier and more accessible” External link

barrie Thursday, December 10, 2020 12:33:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : "You are not alone if you are feeling these feelings of anxiety and stress," External link

CBC Thursday, December 10, 2020 12:06:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “We are adding extra buses to ensure greater physical distancing on busy routes. We know this won’t always be possible at the busiest times of the day and that is why we brought in the mandatory mask rule on the TTC but we are working to get as many buses as possible on the busiest bus routes,” External link

cp24 Thursday, December 10, 2020 12:04:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “Mr. (Rick) Leary (The TTC’s CEO) assure assures me that the TTC will continue in 2021 to closely monitor ridership on a daily basis and adjust service where needed as often as we possibly can,” “But the message has been received and it is all hands on deck. So much so that the TTC is actually retraining subway and streetcar drivers who have not previously been trained on how to drive a bus” External link

cp24 Thursday, December 10, 2020 12:04:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : "I think a lot of the deputations today were based on false premises with respect to what the city's plans were with respect to housing homeless people," External link

CBC Tuesday, December 8, 2020 3:04:00 AM EAT

John Tory told : “The move that the province made in the pandemic to allow restaurants to have people take away a bottle of wine that they bought at the restaurant... I think that was a very positive thing,” External link

cp24 Monday, December 7, 2020 12:26:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “They (restaurants) rely on things like the ability to sell alcohol to give them any kind of revenue stream that goes beyond takeout and delivery,” “I think that this one they may want to give another look at just in terms of the timing of it and say while these restaurants are locked down, we won't do this kind of thing” External link

cp24 Monday, December 7, 2020 12:26:00 AM EAT

John Tory told : “The move that the province made in the pandemic to allow restaurants to have people take away a bottle of wine that they bought at the restaurant... I think that was a very positive thing,” External link

barrie Sunday, December 6, 2020 6:09:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “They (restaurants) rely on things like the ability to sell alcohol to give them any kind of revenue stream that goes beyond takeout and delivery,” “I think that this one they may want to give another look at just in terms of the timing of it and say while these restaurants are locked down, we won't do this kind of thing” External link

barrie Sunday, December 6, 2020 6:09:00 PM EAT

John Tory said ( about Mr Johnston ) : “I think the bottom line with Mr. Johnston is that he’s left the company … and the precise basis upon which he left is the subject of a confidentiality agreement,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, December 5, 2020 2:52:00 AM EAT

John Tory says : “At least we can have the parade on TV, we can have the square lit up and the lights on the tree at Nathan Phillips Square,” “As long people go in small groups with their own family and keep their distance we can make the best of a difficult situation” External link

680news Friday, December 4, 2020 9:20:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “We knew before the pandemic that we needed to increase the supply of affordable housing and ensure the city remains a place where all members of the workforce can contemplate living. In the wake of the pandemic, this is more important than ever,” “We simply can’t afford, from the housing supply perspective, to have housing accommodation for thousands of people sitting empty. You can live in it, you can rent it, but if it sits empty you will pay a tax that helps us build more affordable housing people can live in” External link

theepochtimes Friday, December 4, 2020 1:53:00 AM EAT

John Tory told : “The vacant home tax has been used successfully in Vancouver and we’re proposing we go ahead with it here,” External link

theepochtimes Friday, December 4, 2020 1:53:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : "That is the real purpose of the tax ... it will help to make more housing available," External link

CBC Thursday, December 3, 2020 8:35:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "We simply can't afford ... to have housing accommodation for thousands of people sitting empty," "You can live in it, you can rent it, but if it sits empty, you will pay a tax" External link

CBC Thursday, December 3, 2020 8:35:00 PM EAT

John Tory told : “We know from Vancouver’s experience that the sky didn’t fall when this tax was brought in in any way, shape or form,” External link

cp24 Thursday, December 3, 2020 7:20:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “If you want to live in your own house, of course that’s great,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, December 3, 2020 6:04:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "Never has it been more important to shop locally and to shop independent," External link

CBC Thursday, December 3, 2020 3:13:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “If it comes up though because it comes from the medical and scientific people and they believe it will make a substantive difference in the spread of the virus, then of course I would engage in that discussion,” External link

cp24 Wednesday, December 2, 2020 4:44:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "I know these closures are frustrating, but the TTC is doing this work now during the pandemic, while subway ridership is dramatically reduced, to save years in the long run," External link

barrie Tuesday, December 1, 2020 3:05:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “The notion we should just let them continue to go to work and spread (the virus) to other people because they’re afraid they’re going to lose their job or their paycheque is ridiculous,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, December 1, 2020 2:47:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : "I know these closures are frustrating, but the TTC is doing this work now during the pandemic, while subway ridership is dramatically reduced, to save years in the long run," External link

cp24 Tuesday, December 1, 2020 2:07:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “The notion that we should just continue to let them go to work and spread this to other people because they’re afraid of losing their paycheque is ridiculous,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, December 1, 2020 1:45:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “We need somebody to act now, they should sort it out as between the two governments and the private sector,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, December 1, 2020 1:45:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “I know these closures are frustrating, but the TTC is doing this work now during the pandemic, while subway ridership is dramatically reduced, to save years in the long run,” “I want to thank our TTC workers for doing all they can to accelerate the installation of the ATC signal system. These upgrades will help provide a more reliable subway ride for more riders” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, December 1, 2020 12:38:00 AM EAT

John Tory told : “Nothing against the big box stores, they are what they are but I think this is a way we can help smaller, independent stores by purchasing online from them, many of them have an online presence, and by doing the curbside pickup, and we’re trying to make that much easier,” External link

cp24 Friday, November 27, 2020 7:34:00 PM EAT

John Tory told : “The whole idea is supposed to be very easy. We then come out and put some blue signs in place in a given zone, taking up some parking spaces frankly that are normally for people to park. Or in areas where we sometimes wouldn’t allow parking but this is a special arrangement,” External link

barrie Friday, November 27, 2020 4:22:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “Over time it got down to 65 (temporary parking pickup zones) for various reasons that people didn’t need to renew them or didn’t want to renew them but we’re prepared to go back up to a number that’s going to help the small businesses across the city to facilitate the curbside pickup because we want people to support those small businesses,” External link

barrie Friday, November 27, 2020 4:22:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "We owe it to the most vulnerable to make sure that extra measures are provided, extra supports are provided in their fight against COVID-19," External link

CBC Friday, November 27, 2020 1:05:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “It’s going to be closed today, you can be sure of that,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, November 27, 2020 2:08:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “We’ve had our difficulties with this (protest) including the fact that we literally were not able to seek an injunction under the law, the province had to do it,” “There were various things like that that just caused the situation to be not as quickly handled as might have been the case but it’s going to be closed today, you can be sure of that” External link

TorontoStar Friday, November 27, 2020 2:08:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “He’s putting people’s lives at risk in terms of the spread of the virus,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, November 27, 2020 2:08:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “It’s going to be closed today, you can be sure of that,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, November 26, 2020 9:23:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “He’s been informed the locks have been changed on the building,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, November 26, 2020 9:23:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “We’ve had our difficulties with this (protest) including the fact that we literally were not able to seek an injunction under the law, the province had to do it,” “There were various things like that that just caused the situation to be not as quickly handled as might have been the case but it’s going to be closed today, you can be sure of that” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, November 26, 2020 9:23:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “He’s putting people’s lives at risk in terms of the spread of the virus,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, November 26, 2020 9:23:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “It’s going to be closed today, you can be sure of that,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, November 26, 2020 8:11:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “He’s been informed the locks have been changed on the building,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, November 26, 2020 8:11:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “We’ve had our difficulties with this (protest) including the fact that we literally were not able to seek an injunction under the law, the province had to do it,” “There were various things like that that just caused the situation to be not as quickly handled as might have been the case but it’s going to be closed today, you can be sure of that” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, November 26, 2020 8:11:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “He’s putting people’s lives at risk in terms of the spread of the virus,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, November 26, 2020 8:11:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “it’s going to be closed today, you can be sure of that,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, November 26, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “He’s informed the locks have been changed on the building,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, November 26, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “We’ve had our difficulties with this (protest) including the fact that we literally were not able to seek an injunction under the law, the province had to do it,” “There were various things like that that just caused the situation to be not as quickly handled as might have been the case but it’s going to be closed today, you can be sure of that” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, November 26, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “He’s putting people’s lives at risk in terms of the spread of the virus,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, November 26, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “Much as the pandemic makes things different, we’re committed to giving people more things to do outside safely,” External link

cknw Thursday, November 26, 2020 2:40:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “As much as the pandemic makes things different we're committed to giving people more things to do outside safely,” External link

cp24 Thursday, November 26, 2020 1:39:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “23 toboggan hills in neighbourhoods across Toronto, eight new snow loops for walking and snow-shooing at the city’s five golf courses with the loops ranging from one to two-and-a-half kilometres,” External link

680news Thursday, November 26, 2020 12:25:00 AM EAT

John Tory told : “We’re committed to giving people more things to do outside safely,” External link

barrie Thursday, November 26, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “We're really encouraging people to register online so that they know that they have a spot and so that we can avoid any unnecessary crowding that would be contrary to our health advice,” External link

barrie Thursday, November 26, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

John Tory told : “There are restrictions right now that say that you are not supposed to spend time with people outside your own home, with exceptions for people who live alone. And so I think you will see something more along that line,” External link

cp24 Wednesday, November 25, 2020 10:11:00 PM EAT

John Tory told : “There are restrictions right now that say that you are not supposed to spend time with people outside your own home, with exceptions for people who live alone. And so I think you will see something more along that line,” External link

cp24 Wednesday, November 25, 2020 5:53:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "There has to be respect shown for those laws and regulations by everybody," External link

CBC Wednesday, November 25, 2020 2:36:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : "There has to be respect shown for those laws and regulations by everybody," External link

CBC Wednesday, November 25, 2020 12:57:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : "There has to be respect shown for those laws and regulations by everybody," External link

CBC Tuesday, November 24, 2020 10:40:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “For my part, I’m not interested in hearing about expanding this and buying more equipment, regardless of what the cost is, until we sort of come back to the beginning of this,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, November 24, 2020 2:20:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “I urge all retailers who are still open to avoid in-person, Black Friday sales,” External link

cp24 Tuesday, November 24, 2020 7:48:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “Black Friday sales online are fine, but please do not create a situation where people will gather in large and unnecessary and unhelpful numbers,” “And to Black Friday shoppers, please stay home and shop online, or use the curbside pickup option for some of these smaller independent retailers” External link

cp24 Tuesday, November 24, 2020 7:48:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “Please give every consideration that you possibly can to supporting smaller independent local retailers, many of whom have an online presence and almost all of whom will have a curbside pickup permitted under the provincial lockdown measures,” External link

cp24 Tuesday, November 24, 2020 7:48:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “Now is not the time for Black Friday pandemonium scenes,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, November 24, 2020 7:01:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : "The lockdown will help us to get a greater grip on all of this," External link

wlwt Tuesday, November 24, 2020 2:31:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : "There's no question a second lockdown will be tough here," External link

wlwt Tuesday, November 24, 2020 2:31:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : "We've agonized over these decisions about the impact on business and so on," External link

wlwt Tuesday, November 24, 2020 2:31:00 AM EAT

John Tory told : "marginalized populations who have seen a much more extensive virus spread than other parts of the population," External link

wlwt Tuesday, November 24, 2020 2:31:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : "The lockdown will help us to get a greater grip on all of this," External link

wcvb Tuesday, November 24, 2020 2:29:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : "There's no question a second lockdown will be tough here," External link

wcvb Tuesday, November 24, 2020 2:29:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : "We've agonized over these decisions about the impact on business and so on," External link

wcvb Tuesday, November 24, 2020 2:29:00 AM EAT

John Tory told : "marginalized populations who have seen a much more extensive virus spread than other parts of the population," External link

wcvb Tuesday, November 24, 2020 2:29:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : "The lockdown will help us to get a greater grip on all of this," External link

wesh Tuesday, November 24, 2020 2:25:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : "There's no question a second lockdown will be tough here," External link

wesh Tuesday, November 24, 2020 2:25:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : "We've agonized over these decisions about the impact on business and so on," External link

wesh Tuesday, November 24, 2020 2:25:00 AM EAT

John Tory told : "marginalized populations who have seen a much more extensive virus spread than other parts of the population," External link

wesh Tuesday, November 24, 2020 2:25:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : "The lockdown will help us to get a greater grip on all of this," External link

wxii12 Tuesday, November 24, 2020 2:22:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : "There's no question a second lockdown will be tough here," External link

wxii12 Tuesday, November 24, 2020 2:22:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : "We've agonized over these decisions about the impact on business and so on," External link

wxii12 Tuesday, November 24, 2020 2:22:00 AM EAT

John Tory told : "marginalized populations who have seen a much more extensive virus spread than other parts of the population," External link

wxii12 Tuesday, November 24, 2020 2:22:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : "The lockdown will help us to get a greater grip on all of this," External link

wmur Tuesday, November 24, 2020 2:18:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : "There's no question a second lockdown will be tough here," External link

wmur Tuesday, November 24, 2020 2:18:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : "We've agonized over these decisions about the impact on business and so on," External link

wmur Tuesday, November 24, 2020 2:18:00 AM EAT

John Tory told : "marginalized populations who have seen a much more extensive virus spread than other parts of the population," External link

wmur Tuesday, November 24, 2020 2:18:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “We can't stop the spread of COVID-19 in some parts of our city while it rages like wildfire in other parts of the city and we owe it to the most vulnerable to make sure that extra measures are provided, extra supports are provided in their fight against COVID-19,” “We have to fight this virus everywhere, and we have to stop it everywhere” External link

cp24 Tuesday, November 24, 2020 1:48:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “We are ramping up our support plan to fix this, in partnership with 11 highly trusted community based partners,” External link

cp24 Tuesday, November 24, 2020 1:48:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “Right now, people in the City of Toronto are waking up with COVID-19 symptoms, going to work, and giving the virus to their coworkers. Why, because they fear losing their jobs and or their paycheck, and they feel compelled to continue working without getting tested so they can put food on the table,” External link

cp24 Tuesday, November 24, 2020 1:48:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : "The lockdown will help us to get a greater grip on all of this," External link

wyff4 Tuesday, November 24, 2020 1:36:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : "There's no question a second lockdown will be tough here," External link

wyff4 Tuesday, November 24, 2020 1:36:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : "We've agonized over these decisions about the impact on business and so on," External link

wyff4 Tuesday, November 24, 2020 1:36:00 AM EAT

John Tory told : "marginalized populations who have seen a much more extensive virus spread than other parts of the population," External link

wyff4 Tuesday, November 24, 2020 1:36:00 AM EAT

John Tory told : "marginalized populations who have seen a much more extensive virus spread than other parts of the population," External link

buffalonews Monday, November 23, 2020 8:12:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "There's no question a second lockdown will be tough here," "But what's been even tougher to think about are the consequences if it doesn't work" External link

buffalonews Monday, November 23, 2020 8:12:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "We've agonized over these decisions about the impact on business and so on," External link

buffalonews Monday, November 23, 2020 8:12:00 PM EAT

John Tory told : "marginalized populations who have seen a much more extensive virus spread than other parts of the population," External link

missoulian Monday, November 23, 2020 6:59:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "There's no question a second lockdown will be tough here," "But what's been even tougher to think about are the consequences if it doesn't work" External link

missoulian Monday, November 23, 2020 6:59:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "We've agonized over these decisions about the impact on business and so on," External link

missoulian Monday, November 23, 2020 6:59:00 PM EAT

John Tory told : “The main thing people can do now is please stay home,” External link

cp24 Monday, November 23, 2020 5:39:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "I think that people generally are very supportive of what needs to be done and they understand that we are putting in place these restrictions and recommending them to the province based on expert advice," External link

cp24 Sunday, November 22, 2020 6:55:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "You are sort of damned if you do, damned if you don't, to be frank. If you had just closed everything down Friday at noon, or whenever the premier made the announcement, then people would have said you gave us no warning," "That's a fair comment. There would have been no warning. We gave some time, the premier did, to let people get ready for this... There is no perfect answer. Everybody did what they thought was the best in all of the circumstances" External link

cp24 Sunday, November 22, 2020 5:31:00 PM EAT

John Tory told : "We asked the province for further actions because the numbers continue to go in the wrong direction," External link

news-yahoo-in Saturday, November 21, 2020 9:53:00 AM EAT

John Tory says : “Please say home as much as possible. There are fewer places to go now, but please stay home,” External link

680news Saturday, November 21, 2020 6:58:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “We're going to work hard with public health and with the Raptors and everybody else to make sure that in the spring or late winter we might be able to get them back here,” “And so, if people can just get on board, and get this virus wrestled to the ground, it'll be no problem getting them back, and we want them back and they will be back, and they're going to win” External link

cp24 Saturday, November 21, 2020 6:55:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “We asked the province for further actions, because the numbers continue to go in the wrong direction, despite the City of Toronto having the strictest existing restrictions in the province,” External link

barrie Saturday, November 21, 2020 4:44:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “The bottom line here is that the premier and the Government of Ontario, in partnership with us and people from Peel and elsewhere had the courage to do today, what is the right thing,” External link

barrie Saturday, November 21, 2020 4:44:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “We have to stop this virus now to save lives, protect our most vulnerable and ultimately, to protect our economy,” External link

barrie Saturday, November 21, 2020 4:44:00 AM EAT

John Tory replied : “You don’t even know what to say,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, November 21, 2020 4:35:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “We asked the province for further actions, because the numbers continue to go in the wrong direction, despite the City of Toronto having the strictest existing restrictions in the province,” External link

cp24 Saturday, November 21, 2020 2:33:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “The bottom line here is that the premier and the Government of Ontario, in partnership with us and people from Peel and elsewhere had the courage to do today, what is the right thing,” External link

cp24 Saturday, November 21, 2020 2:33:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “We have to stop this virus now to save lives, protect our most vulnerable and ultimately, to protect our economy,” External link

cp24 Saturday, November 21, 2020 2:33:00 AM EAT

John Tory told : "We asked the province for further actions because the numbers continue to go in the wrong direction," External link

CBC Saturday, November 21, 2020 1:53:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “This more than doubling of access to public washrooms in parks throughout the winter will be of great benefit to residents who will want to safely enjoy the outdoors more often,” “We know the increase in park use during the COVID-19 pandemic will continue and it is essential that the City provide services that support these changes in behaviour” External link

cknw Friday, November 20, 2020 5:54:00 PM EAT

John Tory told : “A lot of the public washrooms that were put into parks were never put there, many years ago, decades ago, with a thought that they would be open in the winter. So as a result, all the pipes under ground leading to those washrooms and all the mechanics in the washrooms are not winterized. So if you kept them open they would freeze up,” External link

cp24 Friday, November 20, 2020 4:17:00 PM EAT

John Tory remarked : “There have been some cases, but actually the school program put in place by the province and the school board have worked quite well,” External link

cknw Friday, November 20, 2020 6:41:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “listen and to see if we can find a better way to deal with these problems,” External link

theepochtimes Thursday, November 19, 2020 6:03:00 PM EAT

John Tory says : “We are seeing increasing test positivity in young people, really young people. We are working to speak directly to them on platforms where they are likely to get their news,” External link

680news Thursday, November 19, 2020 2:29:00 AM EAT

John Tory says : “A positive COVID test should not cost you your job or your paycheck. I urge employers do the right thing and help their employers get through this tough time,” External link

680news Thursday, November 19, 2020 2:29:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “We need your help, parents, in reminding kids that they should not be socializing with their friends after school,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, November 19, 2020 12:45:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “I understand the role of the Senate and think its deliberations can often be useful in the cause of good public policy. But if ever there was a case for sitting late nights and weekends to get this emergency bill passed, this is it,” External link

ctvnews Tuesday, November 17, 2020 11:39:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “I understand the role of the Senate and think its deliberations can often be useful in the cause of good public policy. But if ever there was a case for sitting late nights and weekends to get this emergency bill passed, this is it,” External link

ctvnews Tuesday, November 17, 2020 10:20:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “Premier Ford has said nothing has been taken off the table, I think that was the right thing to say and I think that we are kind of taking him up on that and suggesting some things that we believe should be done,” “There is no question in my mind that there are some extra things that should be done to stop the spread of this virus” External link

cp24 Tuesday, November 17, 2020 2:14:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “Premier Ford has said nothing has been taken off the table, I think that was the right thing to say and I think that we are kind of taking him up on that and suggesting some things that we believe should be done,” “There is no question in my mind that there are some extra things that should be done to stop the spread of this virus” External link

cp24 Monday, November 16, 2020 7:21:00 PM EAT

John Tory told : “We’re looking at things like . . . retail where sometimes you have large crowds relative to a small store or large crowds showing up,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, November 16, 2020 5:13:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “so in terms of legal effectiveness and in terms of effectiveness on a broader basis is the province, in the event the province doesn’t act . . . ,” “I know the city will be looking at options on our own but it’s limited, it’s not the case that we can do anything we want” External link

TorontoStar Monday, November 16, 2020 5:13:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "I think we should continue to do what we didn't seem to be able to do before the pandemic: Allow innovation," External link

CBC Monday, November 16, 2020 12:42:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “We are working with health officials and the provincial government to determine what further action is needed to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in our city and region,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, November 16, 2020 2:38:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “We’re heading to a place that is very bad,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, November 16, 2020 2:38:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “There will be some limits on how many people can be on the rinks at a time, some time limits on how long you can on there to skate, just to give people a fair chance to do so,” External link

barrie Sunday, November 15, 2020 11:31:00 PM EAT

John Tory told : “We're going to be sitting down with our own public health people and talking with the province over the course of the weekend to see what else we should be doing in light of the fact that the numbers are getting worse, not better,” External link

cp24 Sunday, November 15, 2020 8:44:00 PM EAT

John Tory said ( about Doug Ford ) : “So now Premier Ford has said, and I commend him for his honesty in this regard, that everything is on the table,” External link

cp24 Sunday, November 15, 2020 8:44:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “If people decided this weekend everybody was going to stay at home, everybody was going to, keep their distance, wear a mask and those things, we would be in much better shape,” External link

cp24 Sunday, November 15, 2020 8:44:00 PM EAT

John Tory told : “I think it causes us all to pause, as it did in the spring, and say well then what more should we be doing in order to make sure that we can try to make these numbers better,” External link

cp24 Sunday, November 15, 2020 8:44:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “There will be some limits on how many people can be on the rinks at a time, some time limits on how long you can on there to skate, just to give people a fair chance to do so,” External link

cp24 Sunday, November 15, 2020 5:39:00 PM EAT

John Tory says : “I remain absolutely committed to doing everything we can and everything that public health officials believe is necessary to stop the spread of COVID-19,” External link

citynews-ca Saturday, November 14, 2020 4:42:00 PM EAT

John Tory told : “We're going to be sitting down with our own public health people and talking with the province over the course of the weekend to see what else we should be doing in light of the fact that the numbers are getting worse, not better,” External link

cp24 Saturday, November 14, 2020 3:02:00 AM EAT

John Tory said ( about Doug Ford ) : “So now Premier Ford has said, and I commend him for his honesty in this regard, that everything is on the table,” External link

cp24 Saturday, November 14, 2020 3:02:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “If people decided this weekend everybody was going to stay at home, everybody was going to, keep their distance, wear a mask and those things, we would be in much better shape,” External link

cp24 Saturday, November 14, 2020 3:02:00 AM EAT

John Tory told : “I think it causes us all to pause, as it did in the spring, and say well then what more should we be doing in order to make sure that we can try to make these numbers better,” External link

cp24 Saturday, November 14, 2020 3:02:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : "My message today when it comes to COVID-19 is very blunt and very simple: Please stay home," External link

CBC Friday, November 13, 2020 8:58:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "You know what happens: Two families go out for a walk," "Inevitably, the kids and the adults get too close together on the sidewalk" External link

CBC Friday, November 13, 2020 8:58:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "I don't just worry about it in a hypothetical sense," External link

CBC Friday, November 13, 2020 8:58:00 PM EAT

John Tory told : “I think it causes us all to pause, as it did in the spring, and say well then what more should we be doing in order to make sure that we can try to make these numbers better,” External link

cp24 Friday, November 13, 2020 5:03:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “I wanted to focus today not on the red or the green or the yellow or the Stage 1, 2, 6, 12, purple, none of that stuff – just stay home,” “Take every opportunity to stay home that you possibly can” External link

TorontoStar Friday, November 13, 2020 3:22:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “The number one thing (Torontonians) can do, without worrying about colours and stages and rapid tests versus other tests, is stay home, work from home, study from home,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, November 13, 2020 2:54:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “It’s taken quite a long time … It’s gotta come sooner than later. ” External link

TorontoStar Friday, November 13, 2020 2:21:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “If you have to go to work or school, please go directly there and back, keep your distance, and wear a mask,” “If you can work or study from home, please do” External link

cknw Friday, November 13, 2020 1:06:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “Our focus remains on saving lives, on protecting the health of our residents, especially our most vulnerable residents in long-term care homes and schools, and keeping our healthcare system from being overwhelmed,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, November 12, 2020 9:18:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “If they stayed home, except for going to get food, except for exercise, and except going to work or school, I absolutely am confident these numbers would change right away. The trend lines are very very disconcerting and I think you’re going to hear, you know, worse today in regards of that trendline,” External link

citynews-ca Thursday, November 12, 2020 7:28:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “If they stayed home, except for going to get food, except for exercise, and except going to work or school, I absolutely am confident these numbers would change right away. The trend lines are very very disconcerting and I think you’re going to hear, you know, worse today in regards of that trendline,” External link

680news Thursday, November 12, 2020 5:35:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "Sometimes when you come to listen, you hear things that are not easy to hear," External link

CBC Thursday, November 12, 2020 1:20:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : "The message I got today was we need to do more," "This problem is unacceptable. It is heartbreaking. It is unfair to the people who live in these areas, as are many things that are unfair" External link

CBC Thursday, November 12, 2020 1:20:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “We are at a crucial point,” External link

ottawacitizen Wednesday, November 11, 2020 11:04:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “They gathered here 100 years ago on this day, two years after the First World War ended and as the Spanish flu epidemic was coming to an end,” External link

barrie Wednesday, November 11, 2020 9:46:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “As we continue to confront COVID-19 and the impact of the virus on our own lives we know it pales in comparison to what previous generations confronted in times of war,” External link

cp24 Wednesday, November 11, 2020 8:59:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “We are at a crucial point,” External link

ottawacitizen Wednesday, November 11, 2020 8:01:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "Maybe it gives them a more meaningful opportunity than ever to take a moment at 11 o'clock on the 11th day of the 11th month and to think about those who sacrificed so we could live in this wonderful city and country and to think about the freedoms that we've seen that are fragile," External link

CBC Wednesday, November 11, 2020 7:26:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “I think that's a discussion that was had before my time as mayor and perhaps it's time to have it again,” External link

cp24 Wednesday, November 11, 2020 6:32:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “We see the number of COVID-19 cases in our city continue to climb with more than 500 cases a day yesterday and again today,” External link

theepochtimes Wednesday, November 11, 2020 4:44:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “While our hospitals have capacities right now, we know that there are concerns that circumstances could change very quickly, as we have seen in Peel, where hospitals were overwhelmed recently by COVID cases. It happened very quickly, which underlines actions now, before it happens here in Toronto,” External link

theepochtimes Wednesday, November 11, 2020 4:44:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : "The numbers are going in the wrong direction as we speak," External link

CBC Wednesday, November 11, 2020 1:36:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : "I think that's a discussion that was had before my time as mayor and perhaps it's time to have it again," External link

barrie Wednesday, November 11, 2020 1:04:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : "The numbers are going in the wrong direction as we speak," External link

CBC Wednesday, November 11, 2020 1:01:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : "The numbers are going in the wrong direction as we speak," External link

CBC Wednesday, November 11, 2020 12:30:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “I think that’s a discussion that was had before my time as mayor and perhaps it’s time to have it again,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, November 11, 2020 12:27:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “We’re going to be building on that to make sure that we do for Toronto what we believe is necessary at this point in time in light of all the different indicators and we’re doing it in full consultation and collaboration with the provincial government,” “We will have to lay out, as we will do in the coming days, an enforcement plan of our own with respect to the things that we do, the initiatives that we undertake” External link

cp24 Tuesday, November 10, 2020 11:32:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "The numbers are going in the wrong direction as we speak," External link

CBC Tuesday, November 10, 2020 11:01:00 PM EAT

John Tory explained : “What you’re going to see is strong, responsible action,” External link

citynews-ca Tuesday, November 10, 2020 6:42:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “The presence in our city of excellent, globally recognized academic institutions on every corner, almost, is a huge asset we had before the pandemic, we have today and we will have going forward,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, November 10, 2020 1:35:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : "The numbers are going in the wrong direction as we speak," External link

CBC Monday, November 9, 2020 11:42:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "We know we will still be waiting for a vaccine for a number of months," "We are doing this work now so that we will be ready for what we know will be a massive effort that's required to vaccinate people against COVID-19 when the vaccine becomes available" External link

CBC Monday, November 9, 2020 11:42:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "The city will be working with the province as they develop their plan to ensure that we are able to execute what is needed for Torontonians within the context of Ontario — in a safe and timely manner," External link

CBC Monday, November 9, 2020 11:42:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "The numbers are going in the wrong direction as we speak," External link

CBC Monday, November 9, 2020 10:35:00 PM EAT

John Tory told : "We’re working hard, we’re supporting the police, we’re trying to get some laws changed. We’re making big investments in some of the communities where the gang activity is prevalent but it’s frustrating because there’s no easy answer. If there was an easy answer I would have implemented it by now," External link

ctvnews Monday, November 9, 2020 2:22:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "Sometimes when you come to listen, you hear things that are not easy to hear," External link

CBC Monday, November 9, 2020 12:28:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "The message I got today was we need to do more," "This problem is unacceptable. It is heartbreaking. It is unfair to the people who live in these areas, as are many things that are unfair" External link

CBC Monday, November 9, 2020 12:28:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "Obviously public health has to come first, but anything they can be doing to have people return to work will help the viability of those businesses," External link

channelnewsasia Sunday, November 8, 2020 9:06:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "Obviously public health has to come first, but anything they can be doing to have people return to work will help the viability of those businesses," External link

wsau Sunday, November 8, 2020 7:49:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "Obviously public health has to come first, but anything they can be doing to have people return to work will help the viability of those businesses," External link

4-traders Sunday, November 8, 2020 7:04:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “The fact is we need a laser-focused effort by all three governments, particularly the provincial government with it’s responsibility for health care, if we want to stop the dying and suffering,” “They need help and we need help as a city to care for them just as we would care for someone with a heart condition or a kidney problem” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, November 8, 2020 4:14:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : "It is infuriating and totally unacceptable that people continue to engage in brazen gun violence in our city and cities across Canada," External link

CBC Sunday, November 8, 2020 2:23:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “I think what’s needed now both to fight the pandemic and to carry on with the United States as the great success story that it is, is calm, resolute leadership,” “Somebody who wants to bring people together and I think he’ll do that” External link

globalnews Saturday, November 7, 2020 11:59:00 PM EAT

John Tory said ( about Joseph Biden ) : “The United States is our closest friend and our biggest customer,” “It is in our interest that they should be the beacon of democracy they are and I’m sure that going forward we will continue to have great relations with them — both the City of Toronto and Canada with the U.S. and I’m sure President-elect Biden will be a part of that” External link

globalnews Saturday, November 7, 2020 11:59:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “People don’t realize how much passion and how much heart you put into politics, but you also have to remember as much as you’re going to be disappointed when you lose — and I’ve lost — that you still have to respect the process and you have to respect the outcome,” External link

globalnews Saturday, November 7, 2020 11:59:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “This project was hatched long before pandemic became a word that we were used to using, and it was a great example again of three governments coming together to decide they would undertake together one of the largest waterfront revitalization projects in the world,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, November 7, 2020 11:48:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “I know these new bridges will become an iconic part of our waterfront and a signature landmark in our already unique skyline,” External link

cknw Saturday, November 7, 2020 11:06:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “The EV charging station pilot is yet another example of our city’s ability to introduce programs that will make it easier for residents to become environmentally friendly and for our city to reduce its carbon footprint,” External link

citynews-ca Saturday, November 7, 2020 10:55:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “I know these new bridges will become an iconic part of our waterfront and a signature landmark in our already unique skyline,” External link

globalnews Saturday, November 7, 2020 10:43:00 PM EAT

John Tory told : "It's an iconic, beautiful bridge of which there will be four," External link

CBC Saturday, November 7, 2020 9:31:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "2021, we haven't heard anything about," External link

CBC Saturday, November 7, 2020 3:13:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “I’m always apprehensive about these things. I feel these things very personally, I really do,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, November 7, 2020 4:39:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “I think the time for warning is over,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, November 7, 2020 4:39:00 AM EAT

John Tory said ( about Association ) : “He’s now head of the Civil Liberties Association. He’s got a different job, but I still don’t believe, if you really sort of gave him a truth serum and said, let’s have a little chat about deterrence, that he would say it was of zero value,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, November 7, 2020 4:39:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “I don’t envisage ever, a city where you have the full police force and the full squad of municipal licensing officers spending all of their time peering around cars and knocking on doors,” “But I just think we have to be in a position, certainly, to respond to complaints” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, November 7, 2020 4:39:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “Over 180 languages and dialects are spoken in Toronto. The International Mother Language monument is about recognizing the effort of people around the world, including in our diverse city, to not just have their traditional language be accepted but to see it embraced,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, November 7, 2020 12:30:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : "The automated speed enforcement program is working," External link

CBC Friday, November 6, 2020 8:15:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "I guess what we'll have to see is whether we can make a positive change away from (more restrictive social gatherings) and to a more expansive Christmas type celebration as we get closer to that date," External link

cp24 Friday, November 6, 2020 4:26:00 PM EAT

John Tory told : "We are taking areas that are in high need of revitalization and we are re-imagining how we support these residents," External link

CBC Friday, November 6, 2020 3:36:00 AM EAT

John Tory told : “We can take the steps, with the resources we will apply as a city and Toronto Public Health, to be ready to open safely and to stay open safely,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, November 6, 2020 12:51:00 AM EAT

John Tory said ( about George Set ) : “The George Street Revitalization project, when complete, will house important services supporting some of our city’s most at-risk communities with new shelter beds, long-term care facilities and community services in a world-class facility in the city’s downtown East. I look forward to seeing this project come to fruition once the RFQ (request for quotation) is issued and building commences,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, November 6, 2020 12:41:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “What has been discussed for months is the contribution that gatherings of any kind have had to virus spread — that it’s not the place but the behaviour that encourages spread,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, November 5, 2020 11:22:00 PM EAT

John Tory told : "We've seen some of these horrific incidents involving nooses left on construction sites and we've heard other evidence of racism taking place within construction sites and in the industry itself," External link

CBC Thursday, November 5, 2020 5:45:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : "These kinds of acts of racism, these kinds of acts of discrimination, are just not how we live here and they are just not who we are," "Racism and discrimination have no place in this city. They have no place in this province. They have no place in this country" External link

CBC Thursday, November 5, 2020 5:45:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “I’m confident that we can take the steps with the resources that we will apply as a city and through Toronto public health to be ready, to open safely, and to stay open safely,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, November 5, 2020 2:39:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “This new framework provides a path forward that will help us get to a situation where establishments can open their doors safely,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, November 4, 2020 10:33:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “I don’t apologize for the fact that I accept the advice of our medical officer of health and numerous other medical experts with respect to a little more extra time being taken to make sure Toronto gets this right,” External link

barrie Wednesday, November 4, 2020 5:36:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “I don’t apologize for the fact that I accept the advice of our medical officer of health and numerous other medical experts with respect to a little more extra time being taken to make sure Toronto gets this right,” External link

cp24 Wednesday, November 4, 2020 4:21:00 PM EAT

John Tory rappelé : “les nombreuses contributions apportées par la communauté marocaine au tissu économique, politique, social et culturel de la ville” External link

libe Tuesday, November 3, 2020 8:54:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "Getting tested is the best way to protect yourself and protect your families," External link

CBC Monday, November 2, 2020 11:06:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “Winter is coming and we need to support restaurants by allowing winter cafes right now,” “Sidewalk cafes and expanded patio space are just a few ways we will support restaurants this winter and into the spring” External link

TorontoStar Monday, November 2, 2020 10:28:00 PM EAT

John Tory told : “The name of the game right now is to avoid contact with people you don’t live with so I hope people will make their own judgment because in the end that’s what they have to do,” External link

cp24 Saturday, October 31, 2020 7:22:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “I felt quite strongly that, for the well-being of the employees, the business people, that you needed to find a way to try to re-open and stay open, but do it safely,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, October 31, 2020 3:05:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "Over the past few years, we have seen the devastating impacts flooding can have on residents and their homes," "We are committed to finding ways to protect residents and their businesses during heavy rainfall and changing weather" External link

CBC Saturday, October 31, 2020 6:12:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : "Over the past few years, we have seen the devastating impacts flooding can have on residents and their homes," "We are committed to finding ways to protect residents and their businesses during heavy rainfall and changing weather" External link

CBC Saturday, October 31, 2020 1:56:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “Over the past few years, we have seen the devastating impacts flooding can have on residents and their homes,” “We are committed to finding ways to protect residents and their businesses during heavy rainfall and changing weather” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, October 31, 2020 1:54:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “It’s our way of remembering a beloved actor and comedian with roots in Toronto,” External link

680news Saturday, October 31, 2020 1:04:00 AM EAT

John Tory added : “His sudden death was felt deeply in our City and around the world,” “His legacy lives on through his family, his iconic performances and his induction into Canada’s Walk of Fame and the East York Hall of Fame” External link

680news Saturday, October 31, 2020 1:04:00 AM EAT

John Tory said ( about John Candy ) : “John Candy is a Canadian treasure who brought great joy to so many through his humour, acting and contributions to the entertainment industry and beyond. I had a chance to get to know him when he was an Argo owner,” External link

cp24 Friday, October 30, 2020 11:41:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "There must be ways in which we can have gyms and restaurants and other businesses open and go about a slightly more normal way of life," External link

barrie Friday, October 30, 2020 5:02:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "In light of these projections, which say it (COVID-19) is going to be with us for a while yet, we have to find a way to live in the meantime and live safely," External link

barrie Friday, October 30, 2020 5:02:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "There must be ways in which we can have gyms and restaurants and other businesses open and go about a slightly more normal way of life," External link

cp24 Friday, October 30, 2020 4:09:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "In light of these projections, which say it (COVID-19) is going to be with us for a while yet, we have to find a way to live in the meantime and live safely," External link

cp24 Friday, October 30, 2020 4:09:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “MoveTO will keep Toronto moving now and in the future,” External link

globalnews Thursday, October 29, 2020 6:05:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "It's about their state of other physical well being, it's about their mental health, it's about their financial state of health, this is all part of what causes people, overall, to be healthy in our city," "Part of that is the opportunity to go to a place where you can get exercise. Increasingly, as the weather gets colder, people will be looking to do that in settings that may be indoors" External link

CBC Thursday, October 29, 2020 1:34:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “I will admit that I have a bias to a plan that can have doors open safely in as many places as possible,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, October 29, 2020 1:23:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “Independent businesses that have been around for some period of time are used to recessions, where you lose a percentage of your sales and some of your activity is curtailed because of an economic slowdown,” “What nobody has ever experienced in our lifetime I don’t think, is a complete cessation of business” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, October 29, 2020 1:23:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “It’s about their state of other physical well being, it’s about their mental health, it’s about their financial state of health, this is all part of what causes people, overall, to be healthy in our city,” “Part of that is the opportunity to go to a place where you can get exercise. Increasingly, as the weather gets colder, people will be looking to do that in settings that may be indoors” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, October 29, 2020 1:23:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “It shows the importance of continued co-operation between all governments to address homelessness,” External link

theglobeandmail Wednesday, October 28, 2020 3:53:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "As we move into the winter months, we want to find ways to help give our businesses as much adaptability as possible," External link

CBC Wednesday, October 28, 2020 1:51:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : "I think that is a less than ideal situation, to say the least," External link

CBC Tuesday, October 27, 2020 10:13:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “I think in the circumstances, given where we are in the term of office... that the byelection is the proper way to handle the filling of the (vacancy),” External link

cp24 Tuesday, October 27, 2020 9:09:00 PM EAT

John Tory told : “You got to hope that corporations have the good sense to do something on their own without being forced to do it, but then you realize sometimes they're just not really listening and so you have to do it for them,” External link

cp24 Tuesday, October 27, 2020 4:38:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “You got to hope that corporations have the good sense to do something on their own without being forced to do it, but then you realize sometimes they're just not really listening and so you have to do it for them,” “We all want these restaurants to stay viable and stay open and keep people employed and this is one way” External link

cp24 Tuesday, October 27, 2020 3:52:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : "These are crucial dollars to make sure we can come out of the pandemic-induced recession with more jobs," External link

barrie Tuesday, October 27, 2020 5:32:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “You got to hope that corporations have the good sense to do something on their own without being forced to do it, but then you realize sometimes they're just not really listening and so you have to do it for them,” “We all want these restaurants to stay viable and stay open and keep people employed and this is one way” External link

barrie Tuesday, October 27, 2020 5:32:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “I am, of course, not able to say today whether we will be in a position to adopt these kinds of scenarios on day 29, but I am determined to work with the province to see that we have them ready and I am extremely hopeful that we will, in fact, be in a position to do so,” “We need a safe path forward for our restaurants and other establishments” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, October 27, 2020 3:10:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “People’s overall sense of well-being, their mental state, their employment and financial status and a number of other things are all a part of public health,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, October 27, 2020 3:10:00 AM EAT

John Tory added : “we urged public health officials to provide advice on measures that would help stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community and why we urged the province to adopt those measures,” “I am still hopeful that some positive results from the interventions will begin to show themselves in the coming days, especially in light of the sacrifices being made by so many” External link

TorontoStar Monday, October 26, 2020 6:15:00 AM EAT

John Tory said : “We simply had to come up with says in which we could produce affordable housing and supportive housing faster,” External link

680news Friday, October 23, 2020 10:27:00 PM EAT

John Tory asked : “What does it take to get eight tickets in a month,” “This is not just driving a little over the limit. This is driving very fast and doing it every day” External link

barrie Friday, October 23, 2020 3:35:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “We've had some excessive speeds there, incredibly excessive speeds,” External link

barrie Friday, October 23, 2020 3:35:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “There is still a lot of things that make you just shake your head completely,” External link

barrie Friday, October 23, 2020 3:35:00 PM EAT

John Tory asked : “What does it take to get eight tickets in a month,” “This is not just driving a little over the limit. This is driving very fast and doing it every day” External link

cp24 Friday, October 23, 2020 3:16:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “We've had some excessive speeds there, incredibly excessive speeds,” External link

cp24 Friday, October 23, 2020 3:16:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “There is still a lot of things that make you just shake your head completely,” External link

cp24 Friday, October 23, 2020 3:16:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “The data for the second month of enforcement shows us that speeding is still an issue in our city,” “Automated Speed Enforcement will not only reduce speed-related collisions, but it will also enhance quality of life for our communities. Speed cameras deter speeding, increase compliance, and improve overall road safety” External link

cknw Friday, October 23, 2020 3:03:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “The data for the second month of enforcement shows us that speeding is still an issue in our city,” “Automated Speed Enforcement will not only reduce speed-related collisions, but it will also enhance quality of life for our communities. Speed cameras deter speeding, increase compliance, and improve overall road safety” External link

globalnews Friday, October 23, 2020 2:32:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “This data continues to show the need for automated speed enforcement across our city,” External link

citynews-ca Friday, October 23, 2020 2:03:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “As much as we would love to leave the patios in the curb lanes, all of those patios will come out,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, October 21, 2020 7:46:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “This is the right thing to do. We know winter is coming and we need to support winter patios as much as possible now,” External link

680news Wednesday, October 21, 2020 7:07:00 PM EAT

John Tory added : “We need to give businesses the flexibility to operate where safe and possible through the winter months. While we have some limitations with respect to patios in curb lanes and ensuring we can safely clear our roads from the snow, there are opportunities that allow us to continue the success of patios through the winter in areas, such as sidewalks and private property including parking lots,” External link

680news Wednesday, October 21, 2020 7:07:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “I'll be bringing to the executive committee...which is meeting today, the rest of it which is to have our transportation department make sure it too can be more liberal in the ways it allows these patios to continue,” “Then it will be up to the operators as to whether they want to get the tenting and heating arrangements and I hope some of them do and in some cases it will be easier than others” External link

cp24 Wednesday, October 21, 2020 5:39:00 PM EAT

John Tory added : “The one thing we can't continue with... is the patios that are in the curb lanes of traffic and that is simply because there are snowing clearing operations that have to go on,” External link

cp24 Wednesday, October 21, 2020 5:39:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “I'd love to see somebody try those bubbles that we see in New York and other places. The Bentway park underneath the Gardiner tried it last year... so it is anything like that,” “And it’s obviously subject to some safety inspections to make sure that they are safe in terms of the context of heaters and what not” External link

cp24 Wednesday, October 21, 2020 5:39:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “As much as we would love to leave the patios in the curb lanes, all of those patios will come out,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, October 21, 2020 4:54:00 PM EAT

John Tory said : “As much as we would love to leave the patios in the curb lanes, all of those patios will come out,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, October 21, 2020 3:37:00 AM EAT

John Tory déclaré : «We The North Day» External link

lapresse-CA Monday, June 17, 2019 6:58:00 PM EAT

John Tory dijo : “La producción televisiva y de cine en Toronto es una creciente fuente de empleos y desarrollo económico (...) por ello, acompañaré personalmente a las empresas canadienses en su encuentro con las estadunidenses para agradecer su confianza y atraer más producciones a Toronto” External link

uniradioinforma Tuesday, January 24, 2017 2:44:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
maire de toronto12.09%FR10/29/201729/10/2017
ministre1.10%FR10/29/201729/10/2017
centrist0.27%EN10/20/201720/10/2017
mayor of toronto6.04%EN10/19/201719/10/2017
mayor11.26%EN09/25/201725/09/2017
leader22.25%EN09/16/201716/09/2017
maire2.20%FR09/08/201708/09/2017
alcalde de toronto1.92%ES08/23/201723/08/2017
bürgermeister0.27%DE08/23/201723/08/2017
candidate22.25%EN01/26/201726/01/2017
actuel maire de toronto0.27%FR01/02/201702/01/2017
commissioner0.27%EN11/26/201626/11/2016
ville reine0.27%FR07/31/201631/07/2016
reine0.27%FR07/31/201631/07/2016
prefeito de toronto1.37%PT07/04/201604/07/2016
postmedia network mayor0.27%EN07/01/201601/07/2016
conservateur1.65%FR09/11/201411/09/2014
rival9.07%EN09/03/201403/09/2014
chef0.82%FR08/22/201422/08/2014
businessman0.82%EN05/02/201402/05/2014
ancien patron0.82%FR04/19/201419/04/2014
challenger0.82%EN03/12/201412/03/2014
host2.75%EN03/11/201411/03/2014
former leader0.27%EN02/12/201212/02/2012
opposition leader0.55%EN04/27/200827/04/2008
Names Lang Count
John ToryEN96.19%
John ToryFR3.13%
John ToryPT0.32%
John ToryES0.32%
John ToryDE0.05%


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