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• Union seeks explanation as Mayor Rob Ford accused of illegally driving past streetcar [National Post]
• TTC Union Boss Says Mayor Ford Drove Past Streetcar Doors [Torontoist]
• Streetcar drive-bys are more common than you think [Open File]
• A history of outbursts: Rob Ford’s track record with the public [Open File]

• The Fixer: Neglected fountain in Marie Curtis Park has served its last drink [Toronto Star]
• Sauble Beach grapples with pollution [Toronto Star]
• A Markham street reveals much about GTA ethnic enclaves [Toronto Star]
• Game of Hoods: And the winner is … [Natiaonl Post]
• Past pieces of Toronto: China Court [Open File]

• Toronto transit: Councillors behind OneCity plan not deterred by cool reception from province [Toronto Star]
• James: Torontonians see the reality of transit improvements that politicians don’t [Toronto Star]
• 80% of residents support Stintz plan: Star poll [Toronto Star]
• OneCity plan: Province gives TTC approval for Air Rail Link [National Post]
• Transportation minister says province won’t back OneCity transit plan [Globe and Mail]
• Suburban leaders oppose Stintz’s transit-tax proposal [Globe and Mail]
• We’re splitsville on Stintzville [The Sun]
• Byford admits TTC overtime ‘high’ [The Sun]
• Provincial Transportation Minister Says Queen’s Park Won’t Back OneCity [Torontoist]
• Bob Chiarelli calls OneCity “unacceptable” (well, that was a fun 48 hours) [Open File]
• The people want OneCity [Open File]

• Toronto plastic bag tax ends Sunday [Toronto Star]
• Bag fee furor [The Sun]

• Toronto police board stops short of apologizing for ‘mistakes’ during G20 summit planning [National Post]
• Police oversight board fumbled democratic responsibility [Globe and Mail]
• Will G20 report spark police board resignations? [The Sun]

• Hume: U.K. archives marks Canada Day by posting historic photographs of Toronto [Toronto Star]
• Algo Mall public inquiry on the way [The Sun]