City council begins work on an Olympic bid; Yonge-Dundas Square a living, breathing part of our city; environmentally-conscious burials and residents are fed up with big-box development in Leaside + more news.

Toronto City Council: Ban plastic bags, but bring on the Olympics (National Post)

Foreign investment cuts both ways in Toronto condo market (Globe and Mail)
In the aftermath of tragedy, taking the pulse at Yonge-Dundas Square (Globe and Mail)

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)

Fishing fight on the waterfront (The Sun)