In 2010, seeing the polls favouring an up trend for Rob Ford and watching a stubborn Left sticking with Joe Pantalone even though he couldn't pull off a win — instead making it impossible for Smitherman to close the gap — it became apparent that we were heading towards 4 years of irrational city government under Rob Ford. Today, even with 8 weeks to go, the inevitability of a John Tory win is coming into focus. Rob Ford's highest ceiling has remained solid at 30% for well over a year now and it's been again confirmed by yet another poll. He has no room to grow and cannot win with those numbers in a city that doesn't want him as Mayor. Olivia hasn't been able to connect with voters and turn on the passion that I thought she could generate. She's keeping her core voters — just as Ford has — but John Tory has become the standard barer for those who want to put their vote behind removing Rob Ford. Soknacki for his part has now polled his lowest numbers in recent months despite an apparent recent enthusiasm for his campaign. With a debt well into the 6 figures, he doesn't have the money nor the army of volunteers to fight during the prime time of the campaign. He'll either drop out before September 12th or continue a passive campaign hoping for a miracle. Nonetheless, the majority of his supporters are likely to migrate to Tory, further establishing the inevitability of a Toronto with John Tory as Mayor. What will Toronto be like after 4 years of John Tory? Will he force ahead with SmartTrack despite experts insisting on a DRL or will it have only served as an election tool with Tory reverting to his original plan for a Yonge Relief Line while supporting the province's own preexisting plans to electrify GO? Will Mayor Tory find support in Toronto Council and Queens Park to divert funding from David Miller era Transit City LRTs on Finch and Sheppard towards the DRL or his SmartTrack? Also of interest, is Toronto becoming more Conservative? This would be two Conservative Mayors in a row and likely 12 or 16 years with right wing Mayors in Toronto. How do you imagine John Tory's mayoralty playing out? What will he get easily passed by City Council and where will he have to compromise?