As he prepares to officially take over the mayor’s office on Tuesday, John Tory is already signalling that he will make good on his election night promise to tackle the city’s long-festering divides and build “one Toronto.” In a “state of the city” speech on Thursday, he identified housing, unemployment and transit as some of the most pressing challenges the city faces.
Tory is the business-savvy, hands-on leader the city needs. But as the election night map reminds us, Toronto remains a deeply divided city.
Acknowledging these problems is a step in the right direction, but it will take more than words to remedy these deep divides.
Read more in the Toronto Star.