Tory just stayed in office through Christmas and not much of the rest of his term

10:36 p.m. update: The city and conservative media are applauding Mayor John Tory’s decision to stay in office until his second term is up. But what will he do then? Here’s what Royson is…

Tory just stayed in office through Christmas and not much of the rest of his term

10:36 p.m. update: The city and conservative media are applauding Mayor John Tory’s decision to stay in office until his second term is up. But what will he do then? Here’s what Royson is up to: 1. Tory cancels ridesharing by year’s end. 2. Government launches hotline for those whose kindness put life and death in jeopardy. 3. Tory apologizes to Ayana and Lorraine Leblanc, who tell him they feel safe in Toronto today. 4. Minister of Safety calls for TTC head Gary Webster to resign. 5. Toronto police now offering visits to crisis hotlines, including Crisis Line Plus, the city’s largest and longest-standing. 6. After TTC rep told to stop offering ridesharing rides, Tory e-mails every rider who asked for a ride. 7. Mayor orders TTC to freeze the fixed-route concession prices for 10 months. 8. Vows to revive pilot program to test Ubers and Lyft in Toronto—a plan Tory says was rejected by city council, although councilors disagree. 9. Take heart! The feds are doing nothing that changes the rules. 10. Tory takes issue with former rival John Tory’s plan to merge cities with municipalities that share a city hall. 11. Tory calls for seniors’ group to assist with social isolation. If demand increases, they will examine setting up a year-round bus service in new, large centres. 12. Tory announced TTC will provide free GO transit passes to first responders. Instead of a premium model, the commission would offer such passes to cover fixed costs, including the cost of turnover. 13. Tory says he has replaced all “noise” with results in his five years in office. 14. As John Tory faces New Year’s holiday, end of council term looms for councillor who took legal action against him. 15. Soap opera begins between Doug Ford, Tory, city workers, Tory and councilors. 16. The list includes: Ford calls Tory “delusional.” Tory says Ford “knows he doesn’t have the numbers to make the changes he wants.” Ford says Tory and the union are afraid to stand up for taxpayers. 17. Ford says Tory was a coward in dispute over a new library in Orleans. 18. Tory says Tory was fearful and cowardly. 19. Ford says Tory is “a bully.” 19. Tory: Ford is “in denial.” 20. Tory says Ford’s legacy will be “part deux” in a second term.

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