On Toronto's position in Canada
"Toronto is the engine of growth in Ontario and Canada and must remain strong economically and socially. These are important relationships with these two governments that need to be renewed and need to be strengthened.”John Tory - Swearing in ceremony - December 2, 2014 - CityNews
“I will rebuild trust, I will restore faith and I will regain respect for the City of Toronto at Queen’s Park and in Ottawa. And I think this will bring results for our city."