July 1, 2014 6:32 am

Toronto Morning: What you need to know today

Numerous fireworks displays will happen across the province for Canada Day

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TORONTO – Happy Canada Day!

Celebrations will be held across the province from Ottawa to Queens Park as well as Mississauga where Leslie Roberts and Liza Fromer will be hosting a Canada Day party at Celebration Square.

Politicians will also be out and about for the day.

Rob Ford is expected to make his first public appearance since his return from rehab Monday.

Here’s what else you need to know.

WEATHER

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Increasing cloudiness. 60 percent chance of showers this afternoon with risk of a thunderstorm. Wind south 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming light this afternoon. High 29 except 25 near Lake Ontario. UV index 7 or high.

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

TRAFFIC AND TRANSIT

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IN THE NEWS… 

Rob Ford has returned to City Hall following a two-month self imposed stay at a rehab facility in Muskoka.

He is expected to make his first public appearance for Canada Day.

The Liberal party has claimed the Trinity-Spadina riding with a 13 point lead over NDP rival Joe Cressy.

ALSO COMING UP TODAY…

Canada Day celebrations will be happening across the GTA as the country celebrates its 147th birthday.

The province will kick off celebrations at noon today with a 21 gun salute at Queen’s Park.

Premier Kathleen Wynne will be in attendance along with Michael Chan, the Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Intl. Trade.

NDP leader Thomas Mulcair will make multiple stops across to various Canada Day celebrations across the city.

 

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