Candidate Profile: Anthony Furey


  • Anthony is a journalist and commentator with over 15 years of experience in Toronto politics and civic affairs.
  • Columnist for Postmedia and Sirius XM Radio Talk.
  • Appeared as a regular guest on various news programs, including CTV News, CBC News, and Global News.

Key Themes

  • Healthcare
    • Furey is hoping to halt the City’s plan for two new drug injection sites & instead redirect those resources into creating more drug treatment facilities.
    • Furey is also in favour of working with the province to push for more mandatory treatment.
  • Infrastructure/Environment
    • Plans to stop the creation of new bike lanes & will remove the University Avenue bike lanes.
    • Grow the physical boundaries of Ontario Place to better accommodate everyone’s vision for the space.
  • Transportation
  • Furey announced earlier in May that he is seeking $1billion in damages from Metrolinx for Torontonians due to the organizations’ consistent contract breaches and failures as it relates to the Eglinton Crosstown LRT.
  • Furey calls on City Council to vote to reopen King Street to through traffic and at temporarily close the Adelaide and Richmond bike lanes for the duration of this construction.
  • Small Businesses
  • Will support the restaurant industry and small business in general by scrapping fees and red tape and creating a mayor’s roundtable to directly hear from small businesses.
  • Housing
  • Will eliminate the municipal land transfer tax for first-time home buyers.
  • Abolishing the “Rent Safe” program, which relies on annual City audits rather than current work orders to judge a building’s safety and fitness for tenants.
  • Creating a “Trusted Landlord” registry for faster approvals.