Toronto Mayor John Tory has introduced he’s stepping down from his put up after having a relationship with one among his former staff.
The connection began throughout the pandemic and ended earlier this 12 months after mutual consent, Tory mentioned in a information convention Friday. The worker landed a job elsewhere outdoors of Metropolis Corridor.
On the information convention, Tory apologized to his spouse of greater than 40 years, Barbara Hackett, in addition to to his household and his employees.
“I acknowledge that allowing this relationship to develop was a critical error in judgment on my half,” Tory mentioned.
Tory says he’s going to take time to replicate on his errors and can work on rebuilding the belief of his household.
“I wish to thank the folks of Toronto for trusting me as mayor, it has been the job of a lifetime,” he added.
Tory was elected because the sixty fifth mayor of Toronto in 2014 and was reelected in each 2018 and 2022, in keeping with the city of Toronto’s website.