Toronto Morning: What you need to know today
IN THE NEWS…
- Police across the Greater Toronto Area are urging motorists to be mindful of school zones as thousands of children head back to class today. Global News has some road safety tips for you.
- Road safety is still a major concern in Leaside where a 7-year-old girl died this summer. Georgia Walsh was killed at the intersection of Millwood and McRae Drive in July when a driver allegedly ran a red light. Signs were put up last week, but when Global News returned on last Friday, it seemed many drivers were looking elsewhere and not obeying the ban.
- The City of Toronto has reduced the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane restrictions along Eglinton Avenue East between Leslie Street and Cedar Drive from three or more passengers to two or more beginning today. The city says the change is being made to improve the flow of traffic in the busy corridor.
- The number of Canadian firms applying for lucrative medical marijuana licences has topped 1,000, as a so-called “greenrush” continues to overwhelm Health Canada. So far, only two new licences have been approved this summer even as the department tightens the application rules – and as nervous investors await decisions on their multimillion-dollar bids.
- Milos Raonic was eliminated from the U.S. Open by Japan’s Kei Nishikori in five sets early Tuesday. The 10th-seeded Nishikori prevailed 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-7 (6), 7-5, 6-4 to advance to the quarter-finals after a match that had both players straining to find extra reserves of energy at the end.
Increasing cloudiness. 40 percent chance of showers late this morning. A few showers beginning near noon and ending this afternoon. Risk of a thunderstorm this afternoon. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h this afternoon. High 24. UV index 4 or moderate.
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TRAFFIC AND TRANSIT
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