As part of our ongoing series honouring Black History Month, Tammie Sutherland introduces us to one of Toronto’s first black hair salons. After 52 years, Kameel Azan’s salon is still going strong. Azan first opened on Spadina just north of Queen, but now welcomes clients at his Davenport and Avenue location. The Jamaican-born stylist practiced on the likes of Dinah Washington and Sarah Vaughan before setting up a shop of his own right here in Toronto.
Video: Mayor Ford reacts after Chief Bill Blair’s contract not renewed
Chief Bill Blair’s contract as head of the Toronto Police Service won’t be renewed in April 2015 when it expires, the Toronto Police Services Board said. Mayor Rob Ford briefly spoke to the media after it was announced and thanked him for his service.