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Premier Ford meets Mayor Tory at Queen’s Park

Click to play video: 'Ford, Tory all smiles as they meet to discuss range of topics' Ford, Tory all smiles as they meet to discuss range of topics
Ontario Premier Doug Ford said Wednesday he did not believe his relationship with Toronto Mayor John Tory or city council was damaged – Dec 6, 2018

Ontario Premier Doug Ford sat down with Toronto Mayor John Tory Thursday morning for the first time since winning the municipal election in October.

Both leaders discussed shared priorities and key files such as public transit and affordable housing.

Tory and Ford did not speak to the media following the meeting which lasted for about an hour.

READ MORE: Toronto city council doubles office staffing budgets to accommodate larger wards

Ontario Premier Doug Ford and Toronto Mayor John Tory were all smiles on Thursday as they got set to hold a meeting discussing a wide range of topics including transit and keeping Canadian safe.

Click to play video: 'Ford says relationship with Tory, Toronto council ‘not damaged at all’' Ford says relationship with Tory, Toronto council ‘not damaged at all’
Ford says relationship with Tory, Toronto council ‘not damaged at all’ – Sep 19, 2018

The meeting comes a day after Toronto city council voted to double its office staffing budgets to accommodate the constituency workload anticipated when the Ford government shrunk the size of council from 47 to 25 seats just weeks before the municipal election.

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In an interview with Global News in September, Ford said his relationship with Tory and council was “not damaged at all.”

VIDEO: John Tory on his decisive election win and working with Doug Ford

Click to play video: 'John Tory on his decisive election win and working with Doug Ford' John Tory on his decisive election win and working with Doug Ford
John Tory on his decisive election win and working with Doug Ford – Oct 23, 2018

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