Toronto has been buzzing with new talk that former Ontario Progressive Conservative leader John Tory may be making a late entrance into the 2010 mayoral race.
Tory himself has yet to comment on the speculation, but sources have told The Toronto Star that he is seriously considering taking another crack at the position. Tory ran, and lost, against David Miller in 2003.
According to The Star, Tory has seen increasing support from private polls and constituents and is leaning toward entering the race, perhaps to the dismay of fellow Conservative front runners, Rob Ford and George Smitherman.
The Twittersphere has also been on fire over Tory’s possible second run at Toronto’s top job.
@JProskowGlobal tweeted: “last time I interviewed Tory about his mayoral ambitions he said “never say never…”.
@ c_9 tweeted: “Fascinating to think about John Tory running. Would dramatically change the positioning for Ford and Smitherman”.
@JohnTory4mayor tweeted: “Fine fellows these Sun types. “Now it’s time for (Tory) to stop making like Hamlet and answer the question: is he in, or out?”.
It is rumoured that Tory may announce his ambitions to run as early as next week.
September 10 is the last day for him to declare his candidacy.