Toronto Morning: What you need to know today
IN THE NEWS…
- Provincial police say 10 unmarked vehicles will be deployed to spot distracted drivers on Ontario’s roads, starting this Labour Day long weekend. They are in addition to the regular patrol vehicles the OPP uses to find motorists who talk on cellphones, text or engage in other forms of distraction while driving.
- A clever anti-littering campaign launched by the City of Toronto using brand-name packaging has been pulled due to trademark infringement concerns. The poster campaign called “Littering says a lot about you” began in early August, but the companies behind the brands objected to its use and the public service announcements were subsequently trashed.
- Toronto transit users have been salivating for months about the city’s new fleet of streetcars but the wait will be over Aug. 31 when they officially hit the tracks.
- Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is unleashing yet another batch of his highly coveted bobblehead dolls on Labour Day. A media release issued by the mayor’s office says the money raised will go to the Humber River Regional Hospital.
- Toronto city council voted Thursday night to request Metrolinx to keep fares for the Union-Pearson express line affordable. A motion asks the provincial transit agency to keep the ticket price comparable with GO Transit fares.
- What’s open and closed on Labour Day and road closures to look out for.
Mainly sunny. High 24. UV index 7 or high.
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