The changing commuter picture in the city
A lot of things have changed in TO that indicate cycling is here to stay: just look at the hundreds of bikes parked near downtown office buildings, the many bikes chained near their homes in the residential districts, condos going up without parking spaces, and the continued support from some councilors and City staff.
An interesting article in today's Star hints that even the very well-off are part of that movement away from the car: in a discussion of trends in luxury home preferences, the article states:
Increasingly the wealthy want to be close to subways so they can leave the Lexus in the driveway and walk to restaurants, schools and other amenities, he added.
I think we could use similar arguments for our cause: the proximity of a good bike path makes a neighbourhood more attractive and thus raises the value of the homes. This argument would play out well in the burbs where it's sometimes a hard sell when asking for cycling infrastructure....