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NEWS: Toronto’s politicians rally for better bike infrastructure but John Tory a curious no-show

A postcard-perfect May Monday morning in Toronto began with a major feel-good photo op: Bike to Work Day. With three elections taking place simultaneously, Nathan Phillips Square filled with (mostly) fair-weather cyclists seeking election or re-election.

Cyclist city councillors included Glen de Baeremaeker, Janet Davis, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mike Layton, Joe Mihevc, Mary-Margaret McMahon and Karen Stintz. Adam Vaughan, now a federal candidate in Trinity-Spadina, rode in, along with Glen Murray, running for re-election provincially in Toronto Centre-Rosedale.

More: Toronto’s politicians rally for better bike infrastructure but John Tory a curious no-show | National Post.

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