The Globe is reporting today that the new 'Mink Mile' will not include bike lanes.
'Mr. Egan said traffic volumes - 30,000 cars a day - meant that the new narrower Bloor still needed four lanes and could not accommodate full-size bike lanes. However, he said the street could be retrofitted with bike lanes later.'
Below is a design sketch of the same stretch with bike lanes. There is a difference between wanting to do something and choosing not to do it deliberately. I think that once again the city has made it clear how it prefers people to get around in the city: Drive or take transit. Bicycles? No thanks.