June 2, 2014 6:30 am

Toronto Morning: What you need to know today

A GO Transit train heads east towards downtown Toronto

Carlos Osorio/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

TORONTO – Commuters across the GTA are breathing a sigh of relief after a GO Transit strike was averted.

A tentative contract was reached between Metrolinx and ATU Local 1587 after talks went past the midnight strike deadline.

Contract details as well as the date for a ratification vote are still unknown.

Here’s what else you need to know.

WEATHER

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Sunny this morning then a mix of sun and cloud with 60 percent chance of showers this afternoon. Risk of a thunderstorm this afternoon. Wind becoming southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 late this afternoon. High 28 except 20 near Lake Ontario. UV index 9 or very high.

More on current weather conditions and a 7-day forecast.  http://globalnews.ca/toronto/weather/CAXX0504

TRAFFIC AND TRANSIT

Roads: Click for the latest Toronto traffic.

Mass Transit: Click for TTC and GO Transit Updates.

IN THE NEWS…

A strike that threatened to affect thousands of commuters across the GTA has been averted.

As if the closures on the Gardiner weren’t enough, expect more lane closures to begin today along Queens Quay.

Argos running back Chad Kackert retires from professional football following an ankle injury.

The trial for one junior Conservative staffer in the robocall scandal has begun.

ALSO COMING UP TODAY…

Stephen Harper prepares for a trip to Europe where he’ll join other world leaders in affirming Western solidarity against Russian aggression in Ukraine.

Premier Kathleen Wynne will be making remarks this morning at the Westin Prince hotel in Toronto.

Healthy Me Week, a week-long campaign focused on encouraging a healthier lifestyle, begins today.

Local cider is the subject of celebration this week in Toronto as Ontario Craft Cider week begins in the city.

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