The annual too-short month to celebrate black culture kicks off with events across the city. Our full package of listings and an essay by Ryan G. Hinds on page 22.
The Gardiner Expressway Environmental Assessment, killed mysteriously after Rob Ford took office in 2010, is officially relaunched. Now maybe we can have a conversation about opening up the waterfront?
Sun News schadenfreude
Sun News loses its free-market compass, asking the CRTC to put the specialty channel on basic cable and forcing Canadians to pay for it. "There just aren't words for this kind of gall," wrote conservative National Post columnist Andrew Coyne, which prompted the inevitable Twitter scrap with freedom fighter, Sun News mouthpiece Ezra Levant. Gall indeed.
The Globe slashes its books section - again - leaving readers wondering about the future of the print medium.
In the coldest week yet this winter, the city's shelter services have too few beds for homeless people. Read Ben Spurr's on-the-spot report from the Peter Street shelter on page 18.
The transit agency signs a new 15-year deal with concession operator Gateway, thereby missing an opportunity to replace the run-of-the-mill kiosks with better-quality shops in the subway system.