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• Toronto City Council: Ban plastic bags, but bring on the Olympics [Toronto Star]
• Mayor Ford bites back after province refuses to approve public housing sell-off [Globe and Mail]

• Toronto anglers baffled by sudden fishing ban on waterfront [Toronto Star]
• Waterfront fishing okay: Harbourfront officials [The Sun]
• Toronto’s confusing fishing arrangement goes to Mayor’s desk this week [Open File]

• Peel Region labour strife: TransHelp strike worries users [Toronto Star]
• Great fanfare marks completion of first phase of Toronto-York Spadina subway expansion [Toronto Star]
• Downtown relief line should be ‘next priority project’: TTC chair Karen Stintz [National Post]
• Subway extension on track [The Sun]
• Debate Continues about Transit Funding as Spadina Subway Extension Reaches a Milestone [Torontoist]

• Gardiner Expressway billboard refusal may be sign of things to come in Liberty Village [Toronto Star]
• The Fixer: Right turn ban on red light from Jameson onto Queen will remain, and rightly so [Toronto Star]
• Wild Toronto: The city’s streets are going to the birds [Toronto Star]
• Toronto ramps up for new bike park [Globe and Mail]

• Ontario to take a long, hard look at condo rules: McGuinty [The Sun]
• What are foreign investors doing in Toronto’s condo market? The mystery continues [Open File]

• Sunrise Propane trial: Fatal explosion a “tragic accident,” defence says in closing arguments [Toronto Star]
• Sunrise Propane explosion was ‘tragic accident,’ company’s lawyer argues [National Post]