Toronto Mayor John Tory resigns after admitting to affair with staffer
The mayor of Canada’s most populous metropolis, Toronto, has resigned after admitting to an affair with a former member of employees.
John Tory, 68, advised a information convention late Friday that the connection, which he described as “a serious error in judgment on my part,” had begun in the course of the pandemic.
The unnamed girl left for one more job outdoors of City Hall in the course of the relationship, he stated, whereas the affair was ended “by mutual consent” earlier this yr.
“It came at a time when Barb, my wife of 40-plus years, and I were enduring many lengthy periods apart while I carried out my responsibilities during the pandemic,” Tory stated after information of the connection was first reported by the Toronto Star newspaper.
“I am deeply sorry and apologize unreservedly to the people of Toronto and to all those hurt by my actions including my staff, my colleagues and the public service,” he continued. “Most of all, I apologize to my wife Barb and my family, whom I have let down more than anyone else.”
Tory just lately received a 3rd time period as mayor, having first come to workplace in 2014.