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Toronto Mayor to lead trade delegation to Sri LankaMonday, March 06, 2017 > 12:00:25
Toronto Mayor John Tory is hitting the road with a trade mission to India and Sri Lanka, the Star reported.
Tory starts the a 10-day trip on March 15. The city is paying for him, two city councillors and four city staff, while about 20 delegates from Toronto’s business and academic communities will pay their own way.
A draft itinerary lists three dozen meetings in cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad — India has the world’s fastest growing major economy and strong ties to Indo-Canadians in the GTA — and Colombo, Sri Lanka.
The mayor will try to lure offices and jobs to Toronto and promote trade between local firms and South Asian companies, with a focus on film, education, finance and innovation.”.
Tory has, since taking office in 2014, led delegations to Austin, Texas; London; Paris; Los Angeles and San Francisco; China and Japan; Israel and the West Bank; and L.A. for a second time.