John Tory’s office window egged during last day at city hall

Window cleaners were hard at work at city hall on Friday morning after the outgoing mayor had his office window egged while sitting at his desk.

John Tory is marking his final day as the mayor of Toronto after submitting his formal resignation earlier this week in the wake of a sex scandal.

A man in Nathan Phillips Square approached city hall and tossed three eggs at the mayor’s second floor window before 6:30 a.m. The man who tossed the eggs is reportedly a housing advocate who was among the protesters physically removed from city hall at this week’s budget session.

Maintenance staff finished the cleanup of the eggs a little more than a hour later, using a scissor lift to wipe the window clean.

Tory didn’t appear to react to the eggs hitting the window, but he did give the cleanup crew a thumbs up. He could be seen leaving his office shortly after the mess was dealt with.

Tory had announced last week he would resign after admitting to an “inappropriate relationship” with a former staffer. But his office said Monday that he would remain in the mayor’s chair to see his fiscal plan debated and pushed through by council this week.

Wednesday’s budget debate was interrupted several times by protesters who loudly booed Tory as he attempted to speak ahead of the process. At least three protesters were physically removed from City Hall by security.

The protesters took issue with Tory’s presence after he said he would resign due to the admitted affair.

Tory’s resignation takes effect at 5 p.m. Friday and Deputy Mayor Jennifer McKelvie takes the reins on an interim basis – she says she won’t be running to replace him.

The outgoing mayor is spending his final days in meetings with McKelvie and city staff to ensure an orderly transition.

Toronto’s next council meeting will see the city clerk bring a report that allows councillors to formally declare the mayor’s office vacant and to pass a bylaw to initiate a byelection.

With files from The Canadian Press

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