Toronto Morning: What you need to know today
IN THE NEWS…
- A female pedestrian has died after being struck by a Brampton Transit bus west of Toronto early Monday morning, Toronto EMS tells Global News. The incident happened at the intersection of Humberline Drive and Finch Avenue West around 6 a.m. EMS say the victim was trapped under the bus and was found without vital signs when emergency crews arrived. She was later pronounced dead at the scene.
- Parts of Ontario were treated to some severe thunderstorms Sunday night including an unconfirmed report of a tornado near the shores of Lake Huron. Some communities received a heavy dose of rain, including Windsor and parts of Toronto. Residents in Brampton were pelted with hail Sunday night and several streets were flooded in Markham as well.
- A woman accompanying Ali Shahi, the 25-year-old who allegedly made threats against a Sunwing flight last Friday, criticized the response to the incident by Peel police in an exclusive interview with Global News.
- The intersection of Spadina and Dundas will be closed to drivers in all directions for TTC track and switch repairs starting today and lasting for two full weeks. The city will also be working on watermains, roads and sidewalks.
- A new poll suggests that health and medical costs are the biggest financial worry for Canadians later in life. On average, those polled expect to spend $5,391 in out-of-pocket medical expenses every year after the age of 65.
Rain ending this morning then a mix of sun and cloud. Wind northeast 20 km/h becoming northwest 30 this afternoon. High 21. UV index 6 or high. More on current weather conditions and a 7-day forecast.
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TRAFFIC AND TRANSIT
Roads: The eastbound lanes of Finch Avenue West at Humberline Drive are fully blocked and the westbound lanes have been reduced to one lane due to a collision.
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