Don't conflate Tory being from old money vs. Ford's Nouveau Riche attitude to school as being in any way free of nepotism. Outside of Politics, Tory has really only ever held Jobs at his family company, or his family friends' company.John Tory was a lawyer and Queen’s Counsel (likely now King’s Counsel). He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Trinity College at the University of Toronto in 1975. He received his Bachelor of Laws degree in 1978 from Osgoode Hall Law School of York University. He was called to the bar in Ontario in 1980.
Unlike Doug Ford, who dropped out of Humber College after 2 months, because he “was bored silly in the lectures.” He got his job at the family business because of nepotism.
As far as Queen's Counsel, Daddy John A. Tory also held the title, and there's an awful lot of old boys club/backscratching that goes on with the issuing of such titles. John H.'s was awarded the same year he got his bar.