Office of the Mayor

Speeches & statements

Mayor John Tory's speeches & statements

2017 Speeches and statements

2016 Speeches and statements

2015 Speeches and statements

ExpandJuly 2015

TTC off-peak service improvements - July 27, 2015
Mayor Tory's remarks on the TTC Off-peak service improvements.

Billy Bishop Pedestrian Tunnel - July 30, 2015
Mayor Tory announces the opening of the Billy Bishop Pedestrian Tunnel.

Transforming the Don River and flood protection - July 14, 2015
Mayor Tory’s remarks from a funding announcement for transforming the mouth of the Don River.

Housing Task Force interim report - July 14, 2015
Mayor Tory's remarks from the announcement of the Task Force on Toronto Community Housing’s Interim Report.

ExpandJune 2015

Rainbow Flag Raising – Pride 2015 - June 22, 2015
Mayor Tory’s remarks at Rainbow Flag raising to kick off Toronto Pride festivities.

Queens Quay Official Opening - June 19, 2015
Mayor Tory’s remarks at opening of revitalized Queens Quay Boulevard.

TTC Cellular Service/Wind Mobile & BAI Canada - June 17, 2015
Mayor Tory announces TTC cellular service partnsership.

Federal infrastructure announcement with Prime Minister Stephen Harper  – June 18, 2015
Mayor John Tory’s speech on historic transit infrastructure announcement by the Government of Canada.

The Future of the Gardiner Expressway - June 8, 2015
Mayor John Tory delivers a speech to the Empire Club of Canada regarding the future of the Gardiner Expressway. 

ExpandMay 2015

Mayor John Tory's speech to the Conference board of Canada - May 28, 2015
Mayor John Tory's speech to the Conference Board of Canada about seizing opportunities.

Mayor John Tory's Statement about the Future of the Gardiner Expressway East - May 12, 2015
Mayor John Tory released the following statement about the future of the Gardiner Expressway East. 

Mayor Tory's remarks about the Gardiner Expressway - May 12, 2015
Mayor Tory's remarks from a press conference about the future of the Gardiner Expressway. 

Mayor Tory's speech about modernizing City Hall to Support Business Innovation - May 4, 2015
Mayor Tory delivers a speech at the Toronto Region Board of Trade. 

ExpandApril 2015

Statement from Mayor John Tory on the 2015 Provincial Budget - April 23, 2015
Mayor Tory's statement on the 2015 Provincial Budget.

Statement from Mayor John Tory on the 2015 Federal Budget - April 23, 2015
Mayor Tory's statement on the 2015 Federal Budget.

Toronto Police Contract Ratification – April 15, 2015
Mayor Tory's speech about the Toronto Police Contract Ratification.

Mayor Tory announces PAYE partnership with Starbucks Canada – April 13, 2015
Mayor Tory's speech from the PAYE partnership with Starbucks Canada announcement.

Mayor Tory unveils new City of Toronto Green Bin – April 8, 2015
Mayor Tory's speech from the unveiling of the new City of Toronto Green Bin.

Mayor Tory announces plan to use traffic data to get Toronto moving – April 7, 2015
Mayor Tory's remarks about a plan to use traffic data to get Toronto moving.

ExpandMarch 2015

TCHC Economic Impact Study - March 30, 2015
Mayor Tory delivers a speech about the TCHC Economic Impact Study.

Mayor Tory discusses the Austin-Toronto Business Mission – March 23, 2015
Mayor Tory discusses the Austin-Toronto Business Mission.

Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games Torchbearer Announcement – March 16, 2015
Mayor Tory's statement from the 2015 Pan Am Games torchbearer announcement.

Mayor Tory speaks about his upcoming Austin-Toronto Business Mission – March 14, 2015
Mayor Tory delivers a speech about his Austin-Toronto business mission.

2015 Budget passes vote in Toronto City Council – March 12, 2015
Mayor Tory delivers a speech about the passing of the 2015 budget.

Green P App - March 5, 2015
Mayor Tory delivers a speech about the new Green P parking app.

Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan Am Games Medal Unveiling - March 3, 2015
Mayor Tory delivers a speech at the Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan Am Games Medal Unveiling.

ExpandJanuary 2015

Covenant House Transitional Housing Announcement - January 29, 2015
Mayor Tory delivers a speech about creating safe, secure and supportive housing options for young women in Toronto who have been victimized by human trafficking.

Mayor Tory's Speech on the 2015 Budget to The Economic Club of Canada - January 20, 2015
Mayor Tory delivers a speech on the 2015 Budget to The Economic Club of Canada.

TTC Budget Improvements - January 19, 2015
Mayor John Tory delivers a speech about improvements to the TTC Budget.

Housing Task Force - January 16, 2015
Mayor John Tory announces a new housing task force.

Zero Tolerance Policy - January 5, 2015
Mayor John Tory delivers a speech about the Zero Tolerance Policy for parking illegally and blocking lanes of traffic during rush hour.

2014 Speeches and statements

ExpandDecember 2014

Gardiner and construction - December 18, 2014
Mayor Tory discusses a plan for accelerating construction on the Gardiner Expressway to improve traffic congestion in Toronto.

TTC VISA / DEBIT Payment - December 15, 2014
Mayor John Tory delivers a speech about the new VISA and debit card payment system on the TTC.

Bike Share Toronto partnership announcement - December 9, 2014
Mayor John Tory delivers a speech about a new Bike Share Toronto partnership.

TTC King Streetcar proof of payment - December 8, 2014
Mayor John Tory delivers speech about TTC King Streetcar proof of payment system.

Cutting Congestion - Six Point Congestion Plan - December 4, 2014
Mayor John Tory delivers speech about Six Points Traffic Plan.

Mayor Tory: Inaugural Session of Council - December 2, 2014
Mayor John Tory delivers speech at the inaugural first council meeting of the 2014-2018 term.