News Release
February 15, 2023

Today, Toronto City Clerk John D. Elvidge received the resignation of Mayor John Tory. The resignation specified that the Mayor’s final day in office will be Friday, February 17 at 5 p.m.

The Clerk is continuing to work with the City Manager and the Office of Deputy Mayor Jennifer McKelvie (Scarborough-Rouge Park) on next steps. Under Council Procedures, the Deputy Mayor assumes certain rights, powers and authorities of the Mayor granted by City Council.

The resignation of the Mayor does not affect mayoral appointments to Committees or other bodies. All mayoral decisions made to date remain in effect.

More information about the transition and role of the Deputy Mayor is available in the City of Toronto backgrounder.

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