Mar 21, 2023
By Jeremy Logan
The contest to succeed John Tory as mayor of Toronto is taking form as two well-known civic figures declare their candidatures.
Within hours after former police chief Mark Saunders declared his candidature, city councillor Josh Matlow entered the race.
The two candidates enter a field that already includes Gil Penalosa, who was Tory’s major opponent in the previous election, former city councillor and deputy mayor Ana Bailo, former city councillor Giorgio Mammoliti, former Sun columnist Anthony Furey, and former city councillor Giorgio Mammoliti.
Brad Bradford, a city councillor, may run after establishing an advisory committee last month. Liberal MPP Mitzie Hunter has also stated that she is thinking about running.
Following his admission of having a “inappropriate relationship” with a former employee, Tory announced his resignation last month.
June 26 is the tentative date for the mayoral byelection, pending ratification by the city council at its meeting next week.