Mayor John Tory


John Tory is the 65th Mayor of Toronto, Ontario. He has been in office since 2014. In 2018, Mayor Tory endorsed Liberation75 on behalf of the City of Toronto.

Mayor Tory supports the improved implementation of Holocaust remembrance and education. In December of 2019, Toronto City Council unanimously passed a motion to officially proclaim January 27th as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. In January of 2020, International Holocaust Remembrance Day was officially recognized by the City of Toronto for the first time. Mayor Tory spoke at a reception at Toronto City Hall with Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Centre to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau.

In 2012, Mayor Tory was made a member of the Order of Ontario in recognition for being "a consummate champion for the Greater Toronto Region as a founding member and chair of CivicAction and chairs and volunteers on countless fundraising campaigns". Tory is also a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. In 2011 Tory was awarded a Harry Jerome Award for his work as co-chair of DiverseCity.


Liberation75 is the world's largest international event to mark the 75th anniversary of liberation from the Holocaust.

Join thousands of others as we commit to fighting antisemitism and continuing Holocaust education and remembrance.


Liberation75 was originally planned for May 31-June 2, 2020 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Due to COVID-19, Liberation75 will occur virtually from May 4-9, 2021.


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