June 9, 2014 4:53 am
Updated: June 9, 2014 8:17 am

Toronto Morning: What you need to know today

TORONTO – A 10-year-old child is dead and close to a hundred are homeless after a townhouse complex in the Greater Toronto Area went up in flames Sunday morning.

Hundreds of residents had been forced to evacuate the area after a two-alarm fire broke out at a townhouse complex on Ardglen Drive in the city of in Brampton at around 3:15 a.m. Sunday morning.

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Authorities say the fire started in a single town house before quickly spreading through the roof and engulfing the entire building.

WEATHER      

Sunny. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud this morning. High 26 except 21 along the lakeshore. UV index 9 or very 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:

Toronto Blue Jays starter Drew Hutchison allowed six hits and five runs in three innings as the team lost 5-0 to the St. Louis Cardinals for the second day in a row.

Canadian Grand Prix:

Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo passed Nico Rosberg with a four laps to go to win the Canadian Grand Prix to end Mercedes’ six-race wining run in Formula One on Sunday afternoon.

NBA Finals:

LeBron James had 35 points and 10 rebounds in a powerful comeback from the cramps that knocked him out of the opener, as the Heat tied the NBA Finals with a 98-96 victory over the San Antonio Spurs in Game 2 Sunday night.

IN THE NEWS…

The three main party leaders will be at full throttle today as they head down the final stretch to Thursday’s election.

York Regional Police have made an arrest in connection with a shooting north of Toronto on Friday night that left one man dead and another injured.

The search has widened for three Quebec inmates facing murder charges who used a helicopter to make a brazen escape from jail on Saturday.

A man and a woman ambushed two police officers eating lunch at a Las Vegas restaurant, fatally shooting them at point-blank range before fleeing to a nearby Wal-Mart where they killed a third person and then themselves in an apparent suicide pact, authorities said.

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