Toronto Morning: What you need to know today
TORONTO – Concerned parents are expected to gather outside a Toronto school today to protest roof repairs they say are harming the students’ health.
Work started in May at Ossington Old Orchard Public School (OOOPS) and several parents say their children have complained of headaches, nausea and sore throats due to the tar fumes.
OOOPS is one of hundreds of Toronto schools currently undergoing roof repairs.
The Toronto District School Board says the work needs to be done during the day and in good weather conditions.
Sunny. Wind west 30 km/h. High 29 except 21 near Lake Ontario. UV index 8 or very high.
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TRAFFIC AND TRANSIT
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The Toronto Blue Jays have used power, speed and pitching on a recent surge that has put them in first place in the American League East. The club defeated the Oakland Athletics 3-1 on Sunday.
Martin St. Louis scored in overtime to move the New York Rangers one win away from their first Stanley Cup final in 20 years with a 3-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Sunday.
IN THE NEWS…
Premier Kathleen Wynne and NDP Leader Andrea Horwath face off today in a debate on northern Ontario issues, while Tory Leader Tim Hudak tours the Peterborough and greater Toronto area.
Many people in Toronto will leave their car at home today and take their bicycle to work for the annual Bike to Work Day.
The mayor of London, Ont. goes on trial today for fraud-related charges. Joe Fontana is accused of using taxpayer dollars to help pay for his son’s wedding reception in 2005.
Early returns Monday suggested candy tycoon Petro Poroshenko was elected president of Ukraine in the first round of balloting.
ALSO COMING UP TODAY…
Ontario Liberal Leader Kathleen Wynne and NDP Leader Andrea Horwath take part in the Northern Leaders election debate. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. (12:15 p.m. at Vallhalla Inn, Thunder Bay)
The case of Justin Bieber, charged with assault in connection with an incident involving a Toronto limousine driver, returns to court. The singer is not expected to attend. (9 a.m. at Old City Hall, 60 Queen St. W., courtroom 111)
Preliminary hearing for Gordon Stuckless, who faces multiple charges related to alleged sex offences that took place in the Toronto area between 1965 and 1984. Through June 6. (Old City Hall)