Solutions remain difficult to find as violence continues on TTC, pointing out failure to provide support services for people in crisis; City Council set to consider expansion of Ombudsman office to include oversight of housing policies, holding the City accountable to the targets of the housing plan; Government documents emerge suggesting that Ontario could be misrepresenting the expenses of Ontario Line construction; and other news. 

No fast or easy answers to make the TTC safe, say city officials as they work to solve a deadly wave of violence after a 16-year-old was stabbed to death Saturday (Toronto Star)

City watchdog could soon have unit dedicated to investigating Toronto's housing policies (CBC)

Officials bury rising costs of Ontario Line, cite concern about ‘further public discussion’ (Global News)

Focusing on metrics that matter to gauge progress in building homes (Toronto Star)

Transit advocates protest TTC service cuts outside subway stations in 'day of action' (CBC)

Auditor-General calls for ‘rigorous’ approach to managing costs to keep Parliament Hill’s multibillion-dollar renovation on budget (Globe and Mail)

Ryan Reynolds set to invest in ‘massive’ film studio in Markham (Toronto Star)

As Ontario rolls in tax dollars, why are its cities so cash-strapped? (CBC)

Ontario doles out $5.5M to small communities for storm clean up, recovery (Global News)

Chrystia Freeland to unveil federal budget today (Toronto Star)

Toronto mom who lost son in subway stabbing calls for more supports for people in crisis (CBC)

Infrastructure bank offers $277-million loan to enable Canada’s largest biofuel refinery in Quebec (Globe and Mail)