Former Mayoral candidates Gil Penalosa, Chloe Brown express interest in running in by-election
by The Canadian Parvasi
Hours after Toronto Mayor John Tory announced that he would be stepping down from his position, two of his former mayoral co-candidates have expressed interest in running for mayor in the by-elections that are likely to occur in the next few months.
When asked about running for mayor by media outlets, Columbia-born urbanist Gil Penalosa stated, “Yes, I’m considering because nothing has changed in the last 100 days”, referring to the recent developments as a “transformative 24 hours for our city.”
“I had more votes than the five top counselors together. So I do think that there is a responsibility with them…I think that we were moving in the wrong direction. I think that Toronto has a fantastic opportunity to rethink issues,” Penalosa added, speaking to media outlets.