May 6, 2014 6:50 am

Toronto Morning: What you need to know today

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford leave his home early Thursday May 1, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

TORONTO – Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s whereabouts are currently unknown after he was reportedly turned away at the U.S. border while attempting to enter the country last Thursday.

According to The Globe and Mail, the mayor landed in Chicago but “voluntarily withdrew his application.”

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A Consul General of Canada spokesperson told the newspaper Ford was not “denied entry, per se.”

Officials wouldn’t comment on the reason of Ford’s decision to turn back.

Mayor Ford’s lawyer has confirmed that his client has checked into a facility for treatment, but it’s not clear if that is in the Untied States or Canada.


Clearing early this morning. Wind north 20 km/h becoming light this morning. High 15. UV index 7 or high.

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Toronto Raptors head coach Dwane Casey has reportedly received a three-year contract extension with the team. Toronto went 48-34 to win the division for just the second time in franchise history.

Blue Jays:

Jose Reyes hit a leadoff homer, J.A. Happ tossed three-hit ball over five innings and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Philadelphia Phillies 3-0 on Monday night.


A driver was arrested overnight after being caught going 240 kilometres per hour on Highway 407.

The man at the centre of the Maple Leaf Gardens scandal is facing trial today on charges related to the sexual abuse of young boys decades ago.

In less than two weeks, residents and visitors alike will be enjoying the Victoria Day long weekend and provincial police are reminding people to practice safe boating.

A man who lives next to the house where Oscar Pistorius fatally shot his girlfriend testified Tuesday at the athlete’s murder trial about the night of the killing.


Leading up to the National Day of Honour on May 9, the Soldier On Afghanistan Relay, carrying the last Canadian flag to have flown at the International Security Assistance Force Headquarters in Kabul, travels through Perth enroute to Ottawa.

Trial for sex offender Gordon Stuckless on eight charges related to the sexual abuse of boys. (10 a.m. at 60 Queen St. W.)

Dwane Casey season-ending news conference at 10:15, Masai Ujiri news conference at 11 (10:15 a.m. at Air Canada Centre)

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