As expected, news of the next Toronto police chief reached the public this weekend, via a leak: Mark Saunders will replace Bill Blair and will be the city's first black police chief. Read about that news, along with some more: the troubles plaguing Toronto Community Housing, and a teachers' strike.
News you can use: a Canadian teacher convicted of child abuse in Indonesia criticizes the federal government's silence, a pillar in downtown Toronto may be more than it appears, and Bill Blair's last days as police chief are filled with conflict.
Once more, with feeling! In the news: The provincial government gets set to sell some of its stake in Hydro One, loosening up restrictions on food truck permits, and the taxi industry cozies up to Jim Karygiannis.
The Maple Leafs have fired almost everybody. Welcome to the dark night of this city’s hockey soul. In the news: it will cost $990 million to reroute the Gardiner, a new signage pilot project for Toronto parks and trails, the TDSB spies on a principal, and no fines for smokers who light up in public places.
Prepare for an actual spring week this week—but read some news first: nearly 30 poultry farms are under quarantine, a look at the progress of the Places to Grow Act, and a map of Toronto-referencing poetry.
Weekend morning news: Ukraine's controversial pianist will not be playing at a north Toronto church, a Pan Am Games sex-work sweep might hurt the workers involved, and a profile of two low-wage workers in the city.