Levy: Flood of refugees takes toll on city finances

It’s a clear case of if you promote it, they will come.

In late January Mayor John Tory — echoing the sentiments of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau — declared that Toronto’s doors were wide open to immigrants, refugees and assorted other new Canadians.

His words — like Trudeau’s — were, in my view, cheap political grandstanding aimed at showing a kinder, gentler face in the wake of a President Donald Trump’s travel ban on those desiring to come to the U.S. from seven Muslim-dominated countries.