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• Pearson lands high-flying airport chief [Toronto Star]
• Transport Canada tight-lipped about security changes prompted by stowaway at Pearson [Toronto Star]

• GTA’s first natural burial site opens in Brampton [Toronto Star]
• Leaside battles big box invasion [Toronto Star]
• Nature lover’s $1M Parks Canada donation builds yurt campground [Toronto Star]
• Foreign investment cuts both ways in Toronto condo market [Globe and Mail]
South Etobicoke jail like no other [The Sun]
• Developer Brad Lamb slams city planning department, loves Adam Vaughan [Open File]

• Peel Region labour strife: TransHelp workers begin strike [Toronto Star]
• The TTC/Metrolinx spat, explained [Open File]

• Plastic bag ban: Mayor Rob Ford says lawsuit coming [Toronto Star]
• Peter Kuitenbrouwer: Plastic bag debacle sends Rob Ford back into political hole [National Post]
• Mayor plans to put lid on plastic bag ban [Globe and Mail]
• Good Idea or Not, the Bag Ban Came About in the Wrong Way [Torontoist]

• Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion deserves praise for urging new taxes to ease gridlock [Toronto Star]
• McGuinty’s response to McCallion’s transit sales tax pitch: “Woah, not so fast” [Open File]

• Toronto Olympics? Council looks at 2024 bid [Toronto Star]
• Toronto 2024? Olympic Games bid momentum grows with council vote [National Post]
• Toronto eyes 2024 Summer Olympics [Globe and Mail]
• Toronto game for Olympics? [The Sun]

• High Park Zoo saved by donors — for now [Toronto Star]
• Question of the week: How many people have tightrope walked across Niagara Falls? [National Post]
• Newsmaker: Honouring Jack [National Post]
• Fishing fight on the waterfront [The Sun]
• Past pieces of Toronto: The Toronto Mechanics’ Institute [Open File]
• How to make a ferry terminal worthy of Jack Layton’s name [Open File]