Rift forming between municipalities and Provincial Government in the wake of potential losses associated with new housing bill; support is growing for a petition to stop the planned construction of the new Ontario highway 413; latest plans for redevelopment of Ontario Place envision more parkland and family oriented spaces; and other news.

An ‘unfathomable’ fallout: Municipalities lash out at Doug Ford’s housing bill (Toronto Star)

About 17.5K people sign petition to stop Highway 413 in Ontario (CTV News)

New Ontario Place design contains more parkland (Globe and Mail)

Encampment fire causes explosion underneath downtown bridge (Toronto Star)

A Scarborough parking lot has become a community hub. Will a new project endanger that? (CBC)

Sales of Ontario Greenbelt land raise questions for Doug Ford (Globe and Mail)

Metrolinx has big plans for the Ontario Line. Toronto’s beloved trees stand in its way (Toronto Star)

Why it’s so difficult for hundreds of remote communities to do away with diesel and embrace renewable energy (CBC)

How a beetle wiped out hundreds of thousands of ash trees in Canada’s urban forests (Globe and Mail)

Canada’s top five federal contaminated sites to cost taxpayers billions to clean up (Toronto Star)

Torontonians get 'that Christmas vibe' as city opens outdoor public ice-skating rinks (CBC)