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John Tory
Mayor John Tory in Toronto at the Good Friday Procession - 2018 (27264606888) (cropped).jpg
Tory in 2018
65th Mayor of Toronto
Assumed office
December 1, 2014
Preceded by Rob Ford
Leader of the Opposition in Ontario
In office
March 29, 2005 – October 10, 2007
Preceded by Bob Runciman
Succeeded by Bob Runciman
Leader of the Ontario PC Party
In office
September 28, 2004 – March 20, 2009
Preceded by Ernie Eves
Succeeded by Bob Runciman (interim)
Tim Hudak
Member of the Ontario Provincial Parliament
for Dufferin—Peel—Wellington—Grey
In office
March 29, 2005 – October 10, 2007
Preceded by Ernie Eves
Succeeded by Sylvia Jones
Personal details
Born
John Howard Tory

May 28, 1954 (1954-05-28) (age 66)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Political party Independent (municipal politicians are elected on a non-partisan basis)
Other political
affiliations
Progressive Conservative
Spouse(s)
Barbara Hackett (m. 1978)
Children 4
Residence Toronto, Ontario
Alma mater Trinity College, Toronto
Osgoode Hall Law School
Profession Lawyer, Businessman
Website johntory.ca

John Howard Tory (born May 28, 1954) is a Canadian politician who is the 65th and current Mayor of Toronto, in office since 2014.

After a career as a lawyer, political strategist, and businessman, Tory ran as a mayoral candidate in the 2003 Toronto municipal election and lost to David Miller. Subsequently, from 2004 to 2009, he served as the leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario, and was a member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario representing the riding of Dufferin—Peel—Wellington—Grey from 2005 to 2007.

After his resignation as PC leader in 2009, Tory became a radio talkshow host on CFRB. He was the volunteer chair of the non-profit group CivicAction from 2010 to 2014. On February 24, 2014, he registered as a candidate for the 2014 mayoral election. On October 27, 2014 John Tory was elected mayor of Toronto, defeating incumbent mayor Rob Ford's brother Doug Ford and former councillor and MP Olivia Chow.

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