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•   TTC’s Victoria Park station now features secure bike parking [The Star]
•  Hume: Metrolinx has yet to prove itself [The Star]
•  TTC downplays LRT squabble with Metrolinx [The Star]
•  TTC sticks to Metrolinx deadline for Eglinton LRT project [National Post]
•  Chris Selley: The best plan to improve transit in Toronto is the current one [National Post]
•  TTC endorses light-rail timeline despite staff warnings [Globe and Mail]
•  Delays? Scarborough doesn’t event want an LRT [Toronto Sun]
•  TTC OK with Metrolinx building Eglinton LRT [Toronto Sun]
•  Extra, Extra: Adventures in Transportation [Torontoist]

•  Fiorito: Mimico 20/20: Vision unclear [The Star]
•  Battle over proposed U of T student residence heats up [The Star]
•  Bloor-Yonge can handle population influx caused by addition of 83-storey condo: expert [National Post]
•  City committee rejects RioCan’s proposal for Kromer Radio site [Open File]
•  Can Bloor and Yonge handle 15,000 more residents in the next 10 years? [Open File]

•  Ferry terminal to be renamed for Jack Layton [The Star]
•  City poised to rename Toronto Island Ferry Terminal in honour of Jack Layton [National Post]
•  Layton’s name memorialized [Globe and Mail]
•  Ferry terminal to be renamed for Jack Layton [Toronto Sun]
•  Toronto Ferry Terminal to be named after Jack Layton; Olivia Chow “very honored” [Open File]

•  Mike Colle opposes party’s push for a Toronto casino [The Star]
•  Expo 2025: Toronto city council to vote on first step toward hosting [The Star]
•  Peter Kuitenbrouwer: An expensive park nobody ever visits [National Post]
•  Toronto council deals with bids to keep two zoos open [Toronto Sun]
•  Ford’s park land purchase could be quashed Friday [Toronto Sun]
•  Two anti-casino Toronto councillors go to Queen’s Park [Toronto Sun]

•  Is Toronto’s newest neighbourhood named after a yellow bird? [The Star]
•  Peter Kuitenbrouwer: Why don’t urban planners want to work in Toronto? [National Post]
•  The Pitch: Riverdale Art Walk [National Post]
•  Citizens group to present plan to save Riverdale Farm [Globe and Mail]
•  Shipping containers whet entrepreneurs’ appetites [Globe and Mail]
•  Toronto’s parking rules are one of the reasons we can’t have nice things [Open File]