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• Mayor Rob Ford says he does more than his itineraries show [Toronto Star]
• Toronto Star reporter enters forbidden territory — Mayor Rob Ford’s office [Toronto Star]
• Mayor Rob Ford quits diet three weeks early [Toronto Star]
• Thirty-four pounds short of goal, Rob Ford cancels Cut the Waist campaign [National Post]
• Ford loses battle of the bulge [The Sun]

• TTC service boost would reduce crowding on 79 routes [Toronto Star]
• TTC seeks to increase service this fall as ridership climbs [Globe and Mail]
• A majority of Toronto-area residents back lakeshore tunnel toll road, poll shows [Globe and Mail]
• Port Lands chaos leaves East Bayfront streetcar line up in the air [Open File]

• Toronto Bike Month: Kickoff fest gets wheels turning at Christie Pits [Toronto Star]
• PHOTOS: Bike Month kick off festival [Toronto Star]
• Faced with legal and financial challenges, BIXI bike sharing program in a cycle of uncertainty [National Post]
• Take a video ride through Toronto’s Bixi bike-sharing network [National Post]
• Quote of the Day: ‘Oh my God, I never want to hurt a bike!” says Rob Ford [National Post]

• Toronto’s 5-cent bag tax illegal, says advocacy group [Toronto Star]
• Bag levy a green improvement, but councillors still aim to kill fee [Globe and Mail]
• Taxpayer group takes on bag tax [The Sun]

• Five things to know about Rouge National Urban Park [National Post]
• Canada’s newest national park to get $140M revamp [National Post]
• Ottawa finally shows Rouge Park the money: $140 million for improvements [Open File]

• The Fixer: Canada Post fast-tracks graffiti removal for media, but not for customers [Toronto Star]
• Fiorito: Mimico a feast for developers [Toronto Star]
• California elephant sanctuary official says no to second planned site visit by Toronto Zoo officials [Toronto Star]
• Doors open for all in Toronto [The Sun]
• Past Pieces of Toronto: Eaton’s College Street [Open File]
• A simple mistake has the media underestimating the size of Toronto’s high-rise boom [Open File]