John Tory Resigns After Admitting to Affair With City Staffer During Pandemic

Toronto Mayor John Tory resigned today after admitting to an inappropriate relationship with a former city staffer during the pandemic.

In a statement released today, Tory said, “I accept full responsibility for my actions, and apologize to my family, my colleagues and the people of Toronto for the hurt I have caused.”

The affair was revealed when Toronto City Council launched an investigation into the relationship. Tory’s statement also said that he had “let down the people of Toronto” and that he was “deeply sorry” for his actions.

The situation has caused a stir in the city, with many calling for Tory to step down. Global News reported that Tory’s resignation was met with a “mixed response” from the public, with some praising the mayor for taking responsibility for his actions, while others said the apology was “too little, too late.”

The CBC reported that Tory’s resignation will leave a “vacuum” in the city’s leadership, and that the city council will now have to decide on a replacement.

The New York Times reported that Tory’s resignation comes at a difficult time for the city, as it continues to grapple with the effects of the pandemic.

Reuters Canada reported that Tory’s resignation brings an end to his six-year tenure as mayor of Toronto.

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