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• Gardiner Expressway concrete falls on Mercedes at Yonge St. and Lake Shore Blvd. [Toronto Star]
• ‘It sounded like a gunshot’: Driver shaken after Mercedes struck by piece of the Gardiner [National Post]
• Car hit by concrete falling from Gardiner Expressway [Globe and Mail]
• Car hit by concrete falling from the Gardiner [The Sun]
• Gardiner chunks now aiming for people when they fall, claim Mercedes as first prey [Open File]

• TTC reports $22 million surplus due to ridership growth last year [Toronto Star]
• No service cuts next year, but it’s too early to rule out fare hike: TTC chair [National Post]
• TTC needs to drum up $60-million to pay workers [Globe and Mail]
• Streetcar madness in Little Italy [The Sun]

• Councillors, but no mayor, turn out for joyous Pride flag-raising [Toronto Star]
• Column: Mayor Rob Ford’s pass on Pride simply dumb: DiManno [Toronto Star]
• Rob Ford skips Pride kickoff for second year [National Post]
• Rob Ford a no-show at Pride flag-raising [Globe and Mail]
• Ford a no-show at Pride flag raiser [The Sun]
• Rob Ford’s absence at Pride Flag-raising is noted [Open File]

• Hazel McCallion skips hearing on conflict of interest allegation [Toronto Star]
• Ex-Carolyn Parrish staffer seeks Hazel McCallion’s ouster [National Post]

• The Fixer: Cloths stuffed under loose utility covers are a raggedy fix [Toronto Star]
• Proposed Ossington Avenue Condo Causes Anxiety [Torontoist]
• Mid-rise was supposed to be the “good density” for people who hated towers. What happened? [Open File]
• The western Lakeshore is the next neighbourhood to be intensified/ruined: how to make it better? [Open File]

• James: Bad image intersects with Jane-Finch [Toronto Star]
• City subsidizes zoo by $12M a year, audit shows [Toronto Star]
• Wild Toronto: Peregrine falcon livens up Monday meeting [Toronto Star]
• Game of Hoods Round 2: Yonge & Lawrence vs. Don Mills [National Post]
• Game of Hoods, Round 2: Roncesvalles vs. Yorkville [National Post]
• Toronto food vendors have no taste for bylaws [National Post]
• Q&A: Can North American bike culture catch up with Europe’s? [Open File]