Now that the election campaign is over I think its time to start a new thread on Toronto under the new mayor.
The big question is whether Tory will govern as a big tent centrist "de facto liberal" or if he will return to his lifelong conservative roots. So far the evidence is mixed but disturbing. On the one hand he has appointed an "advisory committee" of 20-odd people some of whom are good people such as Gord Cressy (father of Joe)...but I have no idea whether people on that "advisory committee" are anything other than tokens with no actual power and that any "advice" they give will be ignored if it isn't conservative advice.
More disturbingly, Tory has appointed the top two people in his office Chris Eby and Vic Gupta - both are hard core rightwing conservatives who used to work for cabinet ministers during the Harris era. In fact Eby worked for Tim Hudak for several years. If Tory was really going to be this cuddly David Crombie-style red Tory, i might have expected him to staff his office with non-partisans or people with more liberal pedigrees - instead he is putting rightwing fanatics in the positions of power.