Toronto mayor Tory to speak at Guelph's economic summit

Toronto Mayor John Tory will visit Guelph in March as a key speaker at the city's 2018 Regional Economic Summit.

Tory will address economic opportunities across Toronto-Waterloo corridor

Toronto mayor John Tory will visit Guelph in March as a keynote speaker at the 2018 Regional Economic Summit. (Paul Borkwood/CBC)

Toronto Mayor John Tory will visit Guelph in March during the 2018 Regional Economic Summit, where he will talk about economic opportunities across the Toronto-Waterloo corridor, which includes the city of Guelph. 

"Our Innovation Corridor is home to a diverse, highly educated population and game changing ideas," said Tory in a release. 

"I'm excited to share the story of this region as a place where we nurture great talent, grow our industries and engage the public in finding innovative solutions."

Tory will be a keynote speaker at the summit, which is hosted annually by the Guelph Chamber of Commerce.

"He is a key voice in our efforts to change the way we look at economic development – from cities competing with each other, to joining together as one globally-competitive region," said Guelph mayor Cam Guthrie in a release.

 "Those efforts are paying off, with Provincial commitments to two-way all-day GO trains and high-speed rail."

The summit will also host a regional leaders panel that will focus on building partnerships between different levels of government, institutions, and the private sector.