York University congratulates alumnus John Tory on election as Mayor of Toronto


TORONTO, October 28, 2014 – York University congratulates John Tory on his election as Mayor of the City of Toronto in a solid mandate to lead a new era in municipal government for Canada’s largest urban centre.

“We are extremely proud that our new Mayor is an esteemed alumnus of York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School,” says Mamdouh Shoukri, President and Vice-Chancellor of York University. “We look forward to working with John and all members of City Council to advance matters of importance to our University community, including job creation, access to safe, affordable housing and a comprehensive transportation system.”

Tory graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree in 1978, and was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1980. With this appointment, Tory joins three other Osgoode graduates who have served as Mayor of Toronto: Nathan Phillips (’13), Philip Givens (’49) and Barbara Hall (’78).

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