Days in office 2125 Elected on October 27, 2014
Took office on December 1, 2014
Not started 7 of 57 12%
In progress 13 of 57 23%
Achieved 27 of 57 47%
Broken 10 of 57 18%
John Tory made a number of promises while campaigning for the 2014 mayoral election. Promises are easy, actually executing them is not. Aside from the problems being created by Ontario's new provincial government, does his record demonstrate that he deserve to continue as Toronto's mayor and therefore be re-elected?
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Achieved Add new express buses. Start the discussion!
In progress Build fully accessible stations for the Scarborough extension to the Bloor-Danforth subway. Start the discussion!
In progress Build the council-approved and fully funded subway extension to the Scarborough RT. Start the discussion!
In progress Create a 53-kilometre, 22-stop, $8-billion surface rail line, the “SmartTrack,” largely on existing GO Transit tracks. (At least $2.5 billion would be raised through tax increment financing, in which money is raised through borrowing and paid back from increases in property taxes on land near the stations.) Start the discussion!
Achieved Create a reduced TTC fare for people of low income or receiving Ontario Disability Support Program funds. Start the discussion!
In progress Create "queue-jumping" bus lanes outside downtown. Start the discussion!
Broken Freeze TTC fares indefinitely. Start the discussion!
Achieved Proceed on schedule with the planned light rail lines on Sheppard Ave. E. and Finch Ave. W. Start the discussion!
Achieved Restore service on 41 bus routes cut by Rob Ford. Start the discussion!
Achieved Build an unspecified number of additional separated bike lanes in “sensible locations.” Start the discussion!
In progress Create partnerships with businesses for more bike lanes, bike parking and bike sharing. Start the discussion!
Broken Develop “tourism cycling strategy.” Start the discussion!
Broken Equip each SmartTrack station with “secure, sheltered” bike parking. Start the discussion!
In progress Increase the number of bike parking facilities at existing transit stations. Start the discussion!
Broken To make bicycle lane maintenance a separate line item in the budget “so the funding is transparent.” Start the discussion!
In progress Address the Toronto Community Housing repair backlog “immediately.” Start the discussion!
Achieved Allow developers to build affordable housing on vacant TCHC land or on city-owned parking lots, allowing them to pay a below-market rate to use the land. Start the discussion!
Achieved Consider 24/7 construction contracts to shorten construction period. Start the discussion!
Achieved Create a “major route construction coordination committee” to combat overlapping road work. Start the discussion!
Achieved Create more child-care spaces and increased child-care funding. Start the discussion!
Achieved Establish a standing committee on housing and homelessness that reports to council. Start the discussion!
Not started Explore use of water taxis on Lake Ontario. Start the discussion!
Achieved Formation of a task force to immediately review and recommend changes to the corporate structure of Toronto Community Housing. Start the discussion!
Achieved Implement “zero tolerance” towing policy for delivery trucks parking at curb during rush hour. Start the discussion!
Achieved Keep Toronto Hydro public. Start the discussion!
Not started Proactively plan parks near new developments by linking in the parks department at the early stages of the development application process and create a transparent accountable system for tracking where park levy funds are spent. Start the discussion!
Achieved Pursue "hybrid" proposal to reconfigure the eastern Gardiner Expressway rather than tear it down or preserve the existing expressway. Start the discussion!
Achieved Redeploy residential parking enforcement officers downtown during rush hour. Tag and tow. Start the discussion!
In progress Test U of T-developed "intelligent" traffic light system on 10 congested streets. Start the discussion!
Broken Annually double the number of data sets made available through the city's open-data. Start the discussion!
Broken Do not push for handgun ban, since handguns are already tightly regulated. Start the discussion!
In progress Implement a poverty reduction strategy. Start the discussion!
In progress Improve food security, including breakfast nutrition programs in school. Start the discussion!
Not started Introduce “real penalties” for politicians and bureaucrats who “abuse the privileges, responsibilities and trust that accompany public service.” Start the discussion!
Not started Issue "report card" on red tape. Start the discussion!
Not started Make schedule public, hold media availabilities at least weekly. Start the discussion!
Broken Outsource garbage collection east of Yonge Street Start the discussion!
Achieved Use plain language in city hall communications. Start the discussion!
Broken Continue reducing apartment and commercial tax rates past the scheduled 2015 end date for the reductions. Start the discussion!
Achieved Continue reducing the ratio of commercial taxes to residential taxes. Start the discussion!
Not started Create special investment zone along new Scarborough subway, reducing property taxes for 10 years to encourage businesses to locate there. Start the discussion!
In progress Cut in half the time it takes to secure approvals for foreign investment projects. Start the discussion!
Achieved Keep residential property tax increases at or below the rate of inflation. Start the discussion!
Achieved Merge government programs: Invest Toronto, the Greater Toronto Marketing Alliance, and the city's economic development department to cut down on red tape. Start the discussion!
Achieved Personally act as "youth employment ambassador." Start the discussion!
Not started Reduce business regulations by 20% to encourage new businesses forming in Toronto. Start the discussion!
Achieved Retain the land transfer tax. Start the discussion!
Achieved Support major proposed office development on East Don Lands, which is contingent on realignment of Gardiner Expressway. Start the discussion!
Achieved To create new corporate and philanthropic partnerships to support Toronto’s parks. Start the discussion!
In progress Work to double the number of companies participating in the Partnership to Advance Youth Employment (PAYE) program Start the discussion!
Broken Appoint Environment Advocate. Create Sustainable City Advisory Board to advise him on “innovative solutions to energy efficiency and climate change.” Start the discussion!
In progress Invest $22 million over two years to collect “real-time data” on energy consumption in city buildings, then seize opportunities for savings through retrofits. Start the discussion!
Broken Spend up to $7 million more per year on city tree-planting, for a total of $14 million by 2019, and have the city and other groups plant a total of 3.8 million trees over 10 years. Start the discussion!
Achieved March in the Pride parade. Start the discussion!
Achieved Support creation of standalone city music office to make it easier for the industry to deal with city hall. Start the discussion!
Achieved To work with staff, arts organizations and the private sector to try to meet or exceed the $25 per capita arts funding goal by 2017. Start the discussion!
Achieved Vote against the city’s grant to Pride if the activist group "Queers Against Israeli Apartheid" is permitted to participate. Start the discussion!