May 9, 2014 6:42 am

Toronto Morning: What you need to know today

Up to six vehicles were destroyed in separate fires in East York on May 9, 2014.

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TORONTO – Multiple vehicles were destroyed by separate fires in an upscale midtown Toronto neighbourhood overnight.

Crews rushed to the St. Clair and Mount Pleasant area just after 3:30 a.m. to find six cars and a garage on fire.

All the incidents took place just south of Mount Pleasant cemetery.

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“It might have just started off as a prank and obviously got out of hand, but fortunately nobody has been hurt,” said Toronto Fire platoon Chief Kevin Shaw.

WEATHER

Mainly sunny. Increasing cloudiness this afternoon then 40 percent chance of showers late this afternoon. Risk of a thunderstorm late this afternoon. Wind becoming southwest 40 km/h gusting to 60 late this afternoon. High 24 except 17 near Lake Ontario. UV index 7 or high.

More on current weather conditions and a 7-day forecast. 

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TRAFFIC AND TRANSIT

Roads: Click for the latest Toronto traffic.

Mass Transit: Click for TTC and GO Transit Updates.

Sports:          

Blue Jays:

Edwin Encarnacion hit two of Toronto’s season-high five home runs as the Blue Jays capped a two-game mini-sweep of Philadelphia by outscoring the Phillies 12-6 on Thursday at Rogers Centre.

Maple Leafs:

Randy Carlyle is getting another chance with the Toronto Maple Leafs as the team has given him a two-year contract extension.

IN THE NEWS…

Doug Ford is finally ready to offer up some proof that his brother is in a rehab program for alcohol abuse.

Ontario’s Progressive Conservative Leader plans to announce today how he’ll eliminate the province’s projected $12.5-billion deficit before 2017.

Police are investigating a fatal motorcycle accident that happened in the Toronto’s west-end overnight.

A man is recovering in hospital after he was wounded during a shooting in Thornhill overnight.

The Harper government will roll out the red carpet for the Canadian military and their families today by presenting battle honours to the army and air force units.

VIDEO: About three weeks after the 25-metre carcass washed ashore, the dead blue whale has been removed from the tiny community of Trout River, Newfoundland and on its way to Ontario.

ALSO COMING UP TODAY…

National Day of Honour parade to pay tribute to members of the military who served in Afghanistan. (1 p.m. at LCol George Taylor Denison III Armoury, 1 Yukon Lane)

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