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11 Feb 2023


SOME MIGRANTS HAVE SECOND THOUGHTS AFTER FLEEING NYC FOR CANADA, REPORTEDLY WANT TO RETURN: 'LOTS OF SNOW'

Toronto Mayor John Tory steps down as Mayor after reveiling that he had an affair with an employee who was part of his staff at City Hall in Toronto, Feb. 10, 2023.

Toronto Mayor John Tory steps down as Mayor after reveiling that he had an affair with an employee who was part of his staff at City Hall in Toronto, Feb. 10, 2023. (Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

The relationship began during the COVID-19 pandemic, Tory said, during a time when he was regularly away from his wife of more than 40 years.

The mayor told the press that the extramarital affair "ended mutually by consent this year."

CANADA POLICE ID TORONTO HOMELESS MAN, 59, ALLEGEDLY MURDERED BY 8 TEEN GIRLS IN 'SWARMING' ATTACK

Toronto Mayor John Tory steps down as Mayor after reveiling that he had an affair with an employee who was part of his staff at City Hall in Toronto, Feb. 10, 2023.

Toronto Mayor John Tory steps down as Mayor after reveiling that he had an affair with an employee who was part of his staff at City Hall in Toronto, Feb. 10, 2023. (Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

"I am deeply sorry, and I apologize unreservedly to the people of Toronto, and to all of those hurt by my actions," Tory said in his statement.  "Most of all, I apologize to my wife, Barb and to my family who I've let down more than anyone else."

Tory was elected as mayor of Toronto in 2014. He was re-elected in 2018 and won again in 2022.

Toronto Mayor John Tory arrives at a press conference where he steps down as Mayor after revealing that he had an affair with an employee who was part of his staff at City Hall in Toronto, Feb. 10, 2023. 

Toronto Mayor John Tory arrives at a press conference where he steps down as Mayor after revealing that he had an affair with an employee who was part of his staff at City Hall in Toronto, Feb. 10, 2023.  (Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

"I deeply regret having to step away from a job that I love in a city that I love even more," Tory said. "I believe, in my heart, it is best to fully commit myself to the work that is required to repair these most important relationships as well."

Timothy Nerozzi is a writer for Fox News Digital. You can follow him on Twitter @timothynerozzi and can email him at timothy.nerozzi@fox.com