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• Gardiner concrete falls yet again [Toronto Star]
• More concrete falls from Gardiner Expressway [Globe and Mail]
• Another piece falls off the Gardiner [The Sun]

• CP Rail strike looms; deal reached to keep GO trains running [Toronto Star]
• Politicians must engage citizens if they want them to pay for better transportation: Mississauga mayor [National Post]
• After Toronto’s Victoria Day ferry fail, can we talk about a fixed link again? [Torontoist]

• Councillor Shelley Carroll to Mayor Rob Ford: ‘Come back to City Hall’ [National Post]
• Carroll accuses mayor of not showing up at the office [Globe and Mail]
• Carroll accuses Ford of being absentee mayor [The Sun]
• As 2014 campaign takes shape, everything Ford said he’d do this term will have to wait [Torontoist]

• Doors Open to City Hall observation deck [The Sun]
• Wong-Tam wants Toronto to bid for Expo 2025. What could possibly go wrong? [Torontoist]

• Pride Toronto funding jumps first hurdle but still under threat [Toronto Star]
• Councillors oppose funding Pride Toronto if anti-Israel group decides to march [National Post]
• Pride grant in limbo as Queers Against Israeli Apartheid plan to march [Globe and Mail]
• QuAIA in parade will put Pride’s grant in jeopardy. councillor says [The Sun]

• Scotiabank’s landmark Toronto tower sells for record $1.27-billion [Globe and Mail]
• Scotia Plaza Sold for $1.27 Billion [Torontoist]

• He shoots, he applies for a permit: City comes up with road hockey exemption plan [Toronto Star]
• Plan to repeal Toronto’s ball hockey ban comes to committee [The Sun]

• The Fixer: Readers stumped by dead street trees that are cut off and left to languish [Toronto Star]
• Posted Toronto Political Panel: Should Bill Blair resign? [National Post]
• Family sues TTC, police in 2010 death of teen [Globe and Mail]
• Peter Kuitenbrouwer: Privatization rumours eat at St. Lawrence Market merchants after city transfers supervisor  [National Post]
• Poll on Toronto casino issue reveals a strong NIMBY factor [Toronto Star]
• Signs of Summer: Kensington Garden Car Gets a Makeover [Torontoist]
• Toronto’s cabbies want you to know they’re not the problem—you are [Torontoist]