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• Karen Stintz’s TTC plan back on track after meeting with mayor’s officials [Toronto Star]
• Peter Kuitenbrouwer: OneCity is basically drawn with crayons and will probably die [National Post]
• Focus on existing TTC not bigger OneCity maps, councillor urges [The Sun]

• Hume: Architect says inviting city spaces made unapproachable by traffic [Toronto Star]
• Toronto Islands ferry passenger limits eased [Toronto Star]
• Blind sailors navigate Toronto harbour [Toronto Star]
• Distracted driving: OK to briefly hold cellphone, judge rules in Toronto case [Toronto Star]
• Toronto’s Shuffle Demons spread word about Spadina streetcar shutdown [Toronto Star]
• TTC set to spend $570K to put debit machines in collector booths [National Post]
• Toronto traffic cop wants streetcar law changed [The Sun]
• When separated bike lanes don’t make sense: the Wellesley example [Open File]

• Rob Ford calls for property tax freeze [National Post]
• Toronto Mayor asks city manager to budget for property-tax freeze [Globe and Mail]
• Ford asks for property tax freeze in 2014, 2015 [The Sun]

• Giorgio Mammoliti asked if Rob Ford is a part-time mayor [Toronto Star]
• Daycare task force mulled a candy tax to raise funds: Mammoliti [Globe and Mail]
• Ford says he works harder than anyone at City Hall [The Sun]
• Ford tours affordable housing with new TCHC boss [The Sun]
• Mammoliti wants homeless off Toronto sidewalks [The Sun]
• Candy tax to fund Toronto daycare dismissed [The Sun]
• Adam Vaughan’s criticism of Rob Ford shrugged off [The Sun]
• Daycare task force briefly considered “candy tax” for money; recycles previous options instead [Open File]

• High Park’s Jamie Bell Playground rebuild goes down to the wire [Toronto Star]
• Toronto Zoo attendance leaps by a roaring 46% [National Post]
• Cautious buyers send Toronto condo sales plunging [Globe and Mail]
• Berardinetti asks council to approve summer elephant transfer [The Sun]
• Ontario wants Ottawa to pay for Rouge Lands getting turned into a park [Open File]
• How public conversations change as PR evolves [Open File]
• Toronto’s real estate numbers take a hit in June [Open File]
• Pan Am Games to scatter pianos across the city. Better than Mel’s moose? [Open File]