02/17/2015 07:02 EST | Updated 04/19/2015 05:59 EDT

Toronto daystarter: Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015

Good morning, GTA. Hopefully you enjoyed the long weekend despite the cold. 

The good news? We'll get a bit of relief from those frigid temperatures today, even if it is only for a brief time. 

Here's what you need to know for Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015:


Temperatures are going to go up slightly today, with a high of -8 C expected on the day. Before the morning rush hour, temperatures dropped to -15 C but felt more like -20 C with the wind chill. 

There's a 60 per cent chance of flurries starting this morning, which will give way to a mostly cloudy afternoon. 

Periods of light snow could begin tonight after midnight. Wednesday will bring similar temperatures as today, but Thursday and Friday will see lows of -19 C and -21 C, respectively. 

You can check out the full Toronto forecast here.


TTC subway service on Line 3 from McKowan to Kennedy stations has been suspended due to a mechanical issue. Shuttle buses are operating to carry riders but there is no word on when service may resume. 

Several bus routes were diverting to avoid broken water mains throughout the early morning, but those problems have since cleared. 

The 502 Downtowner and 503 Kingston streetcars have been replaced by buses once again this morning due to the winter cold. 

You can see TTC service alerts here.

GO Transit is also running mostly on time, with brief delays on the Milton and Barrie train routes. You can see GO Transit service updates here.​

Check out CBC Toronto's live GTA traffic map here.

Flights from and to Toronto Pearson and Billy Bishop are running on schedule this morning, but both airports are asking travellers to check their flight status before heading the airport because the cold and inclement weather elsewhere could cause delays or cancellations. 

Top headlines

Toronto Mayor John Tory will head to Ottawa today to pitch his SmartTrack transit plan to federal leaders. You can check back at CBC Toronto throughout the day for updates on his trip. 

The discovery of a body behind a Swiss Chalet restaurant in Mississauga has prompted a suspicious death investigation. Peel Regional Police say the body of a man in his 20s was found on Monday afternoon, in the Aimco Boulevard and Matheson Boulevard area.

An Ontario woman says she had been assured that a countrywide arrest warrant would prevent a Nigerian priest charged with sexually assaulting her from ever returning to Canada. Nearly a decade later, she found evidence that Rev. Anthony Onyenagada had been allowed back into the country.

The University of Toronto is investigating the way it handled a report of sexual assault after a student says the school failed to help her avoid her attacker in classes she shared with him, CBC News has learned. The student had a meeting with a representative from the university’s counselling services during the last school year but instead of getting help, she says, she left "blaming" herself.

The Leafs take on the Florida Panthers at the ACC tonight starting at 7:30 p.m. ET.