John Tory running for Toronto mayor

John Tory (Toronto Sun files)

John Tory (Toronto Sun files)

Don Peat, City Hall Bureau Chief

, Last Updated: 10:56 PM ET

TORONTO -- John Tory is running for mayor of Toronto.

QMI Agency has learned that Tory is expected to register as a mayoral candidate Monday morning, setting the stage for an epic election showdown with Mayor Rob Ford.

The entrance of the former provincial Progressive Conservative leader and 2003 mayoral candidate into the mayor's race will come the same day Councillor Karen Stintz is planning to register to run. Stintz -- a centre-right candidate and former TTC chair -- has committed to running regardless of whether Tory enters the fray.

A senior adviser for Tory's campaign speaking on background confirmed Tory will register ahead of Stintz's planned 10 a.m. entry.

"He's keen to get going," the campaign source told QMI Agency.


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