April 23, 2014 6:54 am

Toronto Morning: What you need to know today

TORONTO – At least three firefighters have been injured battling a three-alarm blaze at an industrial building in Mississauga Wednesday morning.

The fire started around 4 a.m. at a structure located on Thamesgate Drive near Highway 407 and Airport Road.

There were reports of multiple small explosions coming from pesticide containers. Crews were equally concerned about nearby hydro lines.


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Mainly cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers early this morning. Clearing this morning. Wind northwest 40 km/h gusting to 60. High 10. UV index 5 or moderate.

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DeMar DeRozan scored 30 points as the Toronto Raptors beat the visiting Brooklyn Nets 100-95 on Tuesday to even their best-of-seven first round playoff series at a game apiece.

Blue Jays:

Edwin Encarnacion, Brett Lawrie and Melky Cabrera belted three-run homers as the Blue Jays dumped the Orioles 9-3 on Tuesday night at Rogers Centre.


The Ontario Liberals are expected to set a date today for the elimination of the debt retirement charge, which is supposed to come off hydro bills at the end of next year.

The grim work of recovering bodies from the submerged South Korea ferry proceeded rapidly Wednesday, with the official death toll reaching 150.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge tried their hand at DJing and spray painting during a youth-focused visit to Adelaide on Wednesday.


Dr. Colin Carrie, Oshawa MP and Parliamentary Secretary to Environment Minister Jim Bradley, makes an announcement regarding environmental clean-up in the Great Lakes. (1 p.m. at Bay of Quinte Golf and Country Club, 1830 Old Highway 2)

Preliminary inquiry for Const. James Forcillo, charged with second-degree murder in the death of 18-year-old Sammy Yatim. Through May 9, then continues June 16-20. (10 a.m. at 60 Queen St. W.)

Representatives of the Ontario Convenience Stores Association responds to The Beer Store’s attack ads by unveiling a show of support from Ontarians for modernizing Ontario’s alcohol retailing system. (10:30 a.m. at Rabba Fine Foods, 24 Wellesley St. W.)

The Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, Justin Trudeau, will tour Market 707 and the “Business out of the Box” model at the Scadding Court Community Centre. (11:30 a.m. at Scadding Court Community Centre, 707 Dundas Street West)

Metrolinx Chair Robert S. Prichard speaks to the Empire Club of Canada about “Transforming the Way the Region Moves: Metrolinx’s Current and Future Plans.” (12 p.m. at Arcadian Court, 401 Bay St.)

Ontario Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli and Consumer Services Minister Tracy MacCharles make an announcement about residential hydro bills. (1 p.m. at Jimmie Simpson Recreation Centre, 870 Queen St. E.)

Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame announces the Class of 2014 inductees, including six athletes and two builders. (2 p.m. at Canadian Tire Corporate Head Office, 2180 Yonge St.)

Adam Vaughan will officially launch his candidacy for the Liberal Party of Canada nomination for Trinity Spadina with a kick-off event at the Madison Ave Pub. Adam will be joined by David Crombie, former Mayor of the City of Toronto and Federal Cabinet Minister. (7 p.m. at Madison Avenue Pub, Madison Ave.)

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