MM, I will be STUNNED if Tory publicly endorses Mihevc, even though JT and Matlow clearly do not get along. Mihevc is too NDP for JT's taste, and has a worse voting record supporting JT than Matlow.
Tory’s not publicly endorsing Mihevc as he’s not for most on his slate. There’s a lot of pull that can happen behind the scenes from the Mayor’s office and from his sphere of influence to help a candidate without openly endorsing them. Matlow has been making life increasingly difficult for Tory and can’t be manipulated. Mihevc on the other hand is... well, he’s been in this game for a long time. He knows how this works. He may be looking for TTC chair. That’s the kind of appointment that’ll make even a left leaning councillor fall in line with a conservative mayor.