Ford supports costly byelection; Toronto streets for cars, not pedestrians; parking tickets in shared bike/car lanes; TDSB to close schools; Gardiner Expressway neglected for past 10 years; Councillors skeptical of better TTC service in 2013; questions about Markham arena project + more news. 

Toronto mayor byelection could cost $9 million (Toronto Star)

Hume: Toronto talks, New York walks (Toronto Star)

Motorists get bike lane tickets for parking in sharrows — which are not bike lanes (Toronto Star)

Toronto District School Board should close schools, cut staff, report urges (Toronto Star)

Toronto ‘neglected’ crumbling Gardiner by underspending on repairs by nearly $40M in the past decade: Denzil Minnan-Wong (National Post)

Byford promises better TTC service in 2013 (Toronto Sun)

Arena survey ruffles feathers in Markham (Toronto Star)