Most Powerful People

Canada’s Most Powerful Business People 2016: #14 — John Tory

Put the country’s biggest city back on track

John Tory, Mayor, City of Toronto
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#14: John Tory

Mayor, City of Toronto

Why he matters: Put the country’s biggest city back on track

@JohnTory 80,000 followers

Days before a recent fact-finding trip to London, England, John Tory triumphantly declared Toronto open for business. During the 2014 municipal election, Tory secured the backing of a long list of Bay Street titans, including Gord Nixon and Blake Goldring. He’s pledging to make Canada’s largest city even more appealing for business, curb gridlock and promote Toronto as a startup hub. It’s like the Ford years never happened.

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