John Tory Expects Enthusiasm for the Pan-Am Games to Grow

Not likely:

Toronto’s “enthusiasm” for the 2015 Pan Am Games will come, Mayor John Tory predicted Friday.

Tory — who has been a big Pan Am Games booster since taking office late last year — made a stop at the Athletes’ Village at Cherry and Front Sts. on Friday afternoon and saluted Toronto 2015 for the preparations ahead of the games next month.

“This place is, you know, pretty well ready,” Tory said. “I don’t want to hex them by saying it is completely ready and I think that is just a tribute to the organization.

“I’m excited, I think the people of Toronto are getting very excited about what is coming up, and I hope that we can all engage in a bit of a sense of that excitement of what’s going on down here because I think most people just don’t know yet.”

 

  • Too funny.

    • Justin St.Denis

      But does the “funny” make you “excited” like John Tory? Or it really John Borey, and he gets excited at the opening of an envelope?

  • David Murrell

    Payola, kickbacks and cost-overruns from the PanAm games are expected to grow…

    • LisaRMcNamee
    • MCGUINTYISALIAR

      Exactly….Ontario government BOONDOOGLE..

      • Justin St.Denis

        As long as Ontarians ran it, it was BOUND to be a boondoggle. This is how Ontario has been enriched by diversity far more than other provinces. In independant business, Ontariians always a problem paying the bills they owe others. Given a chance, they would steal from their own mothers. Ontarians are just WIRED that way, unfortunately.

    • Justin St.Denis

      And as a former contractor, I can actually name people in the OPS who have been working on the Games for years, furnished their homes from Games budgets, and routinely walk off the premises with technology worth thousands that is never seen again. This is how ONTARIANS in the OPS roll….

      Feel better about your province now?

      • David Murrell

        I’m from New Brunswick, visiting Ontario on vacation. but I grieve fpr the working family, having to pay higher taxes to pay for the corruption under Wynne’s and her media cartel cronies.

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    I’m so excited about The Games, I just soiled myself.

    • Clink9

      I think that’s one of the sports.

    • Justin St.Denis

      It try not together excited about the PanAm games because, in principal, the Games make me want to fling shit at people.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        Scoozy me laugh!

  • Censored_EG

    I can’t decide… *yawn*… which I’m more excited about… *yawn*… the Pan-Scam Games or Caribana. Guess I’ll have to avoid them both like the plague this year, as I always do for the latter anyways.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Did you forget about the Gay Pride Parade and weekend? HATER!!!!!!!!

      • Clausewitz

        Ye another reason not to step foot in the hellhole that is Toronto.

      • Censored_EG

        I went back in 1997 or 1998 with a group of friends. The crowds on the sidewalks on Church St. were brutal so we migrated south to an Irish pub and had a few beers. That was my big “exciting” experience back then. It was more than enough to last a lifetime.

  • Justin St.Denis

    Tory is a fool. But nice to se that he finally got a few suits that fit him. During the election, he looked like a melting candle all the time because his suits were always too big for him. He probably buys his underwear a few sizes too large as well, in order to accommodate his incredible manhood. John Tory lies to himself slightly more than he lies to others.

    Tory and Michael Coren should marry one another. They are obviously involved in a very heavy bromance.

    • Clausewitz

      The first thing that came to mind when I realized that he was going to be the new mayor, was that Mayor Tommy Shanks would have been a much better choice.

  • JoKeR

    I hear the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty is so enthusiastic about the Pan Am Games that they are encouraging people to come to Toronto just for the games.
    Their slogan? Come to Toronto for the fun and Pan Am Games – it’ll be a riot!

    • Justin St.Denis

      I hope OCAP tries something. Their immigrant founder/leader (a bogtrotter, I believe) needs to swallow a few hollow points in return for his “contribution” to his adopted country.

      • Clausewitz

        As a fellow bogtrotter I whole heartedly agree.

  • dukestreet

    As long as “taste of the Danforth” is on, I’m happy.

  • MCGUINTYISALIAR

    Boycotting the Pam AM games reserved to entertain the lazy stupid politicians..

  • Clausewitz

    Love the commercials with the “Whole World is watching” tag line. They’re the Pan fucking American games. I think the rest of the world doesn’t give a crap, they would be too busy worrying about their own regional games.

    • David Murrell

      I wonder is any in the media — save for the Toronto Sun and a few honest souls at the National Post — will report on the empty seats at the Games. Probably not, since they are in on the Games corruption.