John Tory will be next mayor of Toronto


FORMER Progressive Conservative leader John Tory, 60, will be the next mayor of Toronto and will take over from Rob Ford on December 1.

Tory won 394,775 votes (40.27 per cent) while Doug Ford, who substituted for his brother Rob, got 330,610 votes (33.72 per cent).

Olivia Chow, former NDP MP who was a hot favorite when she started her campaign, was third with 226,879 votes (23.14 per cent).

Rob Ford won from his former Etobicoke ward. He quit the mayoral race when he was diagnosed with cancer.

Interestingly, there were only seven new councillors out of 44 – Toronto has a ward system – and only one incumbent (John Parker) lost his seat.