Toronto City Councilor Joe Cressy resigns from City Hall for job at George Brown

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Toronto City Councilor and Chairman of the Board of Health Joe Cressy announced on Tuesday that he is resigning his position at City Hall to pursue his “dream job” at George Brown College.

Cressy, who represents the downtown district of Spadina-Fort York, announced Tuesday morning that he has accepted the position of senior vice president of external relations, communications and real estate development at the downtown college.

“It’s an emotional day. After nearly eight incredible years at City Hall and on the Board of Health, I am announcing my resignation today,” Cressy said at a news conference at the hotel. of town.

“Leaving City Hall and the Board of Health is difficult…I’m proud of the work we’ve been able to accomplish over the past eight years.

Cressy had previously announced that he would not stand for re-election in the upcoming municipal elections.

Mayor John Tory, who also spoke at the press conference this morning, thanked Cressy for the projects he has championed over the years, including his leadership in carrying out the mass vaccination program City COVID-19.

“I’m just here today to say thank you for being a great colleague, for agreeing to be the kind of partner during the pandemic that was needed not just for me…but for the people we have. served collectively and jointly together,” Tory said.

Cressy’s departure comes as the city sees a resurgence of the virus following the peak of the Omicron wave in January. Cressy will attend his last city council meeting this week and his last health board meeting next week. It is unclear who will replace him as chair of the health board.

“Thank you for a job well done in carrying out your responsibilities at City Hall where I suspect…we haven’t seen him last,” Tory said.

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