Toronto Chief City planner champions bike use in the city; Toronto benefited most from southern Ontario's billion-dollar bailout; should Rob Ford's friendship with PM and finance minister be used to win new money for transit?; an explanation of Section 37 and more news.

Chief planner wants streets safer for bikes (The Globe and Mail)

Rob Ford’s ties to PM, finance minister yield little for Toronto (Toronto Star)

An explanation of Section 37 (Toronto Sun)

Toronto public transit suffers while car is king: Hume (Toronto Star)

Toronto receives most benefits from billion-dollar southern Ontario development fund (National Post)

Putting social housing units in condo towers (Toronto Sun)

Toronto’s new chief planner is a breath of fresh air in a stuffy bureaucracy (The Globe and Mail)

The 2013 Toronto Parks Summit Brings Public-Space Boosters Together (Torontoist)

How can Toronto blend condos and community? (The Globe and Mail)

Highway 7 gets its own sign of urbanity: a transit fight (Toronto Star)

Yarn bombers put a colourful spin on public spaces (Toronto Star)

The Best Boutique Hotels in Toronto (BlogTO)