12/24/2014 05:00 EST | Updated 02/22/2015 05:59 EST

John Tory reveals which sports team he'd like to see win most

If pressed, Mayor John Tory will say that the Raptors appear the most likely of Toronto's sports teams to win a championship in the near future.

But if he could choose, he'd be hoping for the Leafs to take home a Stanley Cup.

"This is the hockey capital of the world," Tory said during a recent year-end interview with the CBC's Jamie Strashin.

"The Leafs are in almost everybody’s mind, whereas the Raptors have their growing niche following, the Blue Jays have a, sort-of solid following. But everybody is sort of a Leafs fan, except those who are irrational enough to be a Bruins or a Canadiens fan."

A Leafs win is "the one that would just drive the place nuts, in a positive way," Tory said.

Tory said he's hoping to see the Leafs win the Stanley Cup again in his lifetime.

"I've got, I hope 25 years left to live, so I'm optimistic it's going to happen. Hopefully before that," he said.