John Tory resigns as Toronto’s mayor after relationship with former staffer

By CityNews Staff

Toronto Mayor John Tory announced his resignation after admitting to a relationship with a former member of his office that lasted several months.

Tory said he had an affair with the female employee during the COVID-19 pandemic. It mutually ended earlier this year.

The Toronto Star was the first media outlet to report on Tory’s relationship with the woman.

The employee was not identified, but the Toronto Star notes she’s a 31-year-old former advisor in the mayor’s office.

Deputy Mayor Jennifer McKelvie is expected to take over as acting mayor until a by-election is held.

There are no established rules or laws against romantic workplace relationships in Canada between consenting adults.

Tory has been married to Barbara Hackett, a home builder and renovator, since 1978.

This is a developing story

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