July 23, 2014 6:40 am

Toronto Morning: What you need to know today

A still from a video posted to YouTube by user Martin Baron shows Toronto police in an altercation with 18-year-old Sammy Yatim on a streetcar in Toronto early Saturday morning, July 28, 2013.THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-YouTube, Martin Baron



  • The family of an 18-year-old shot and killed by Toronto Police is about to take legal action. Sammy Yatim was gunned down on July 27 of last year during an incident on a Toronto streetcar. Yatim’s mother and sister have filed an $8-million lawsuit against the officer who fired the fatal shots, Constable James Forcillo, as well as Chief Bill Blair.
  • Ford Fest is a go after getting the green light from city officials on Tuesday. A permit has been granted for Mayor Rob Ford’s annual barbecue event scheduled for this Friday evening Thomson Park in Scarborough. Some of Ford’s rivals in the upcoming mayoral election objected on the grounds that it was a campaign event and shouldn’t be allowed in a public venue.
  • The Toronto Transit Commission is investigating after a bus was caught on camera running a red light and nearly striking a pedestrian at a crosswalk. The video was recorded on a dash cam and posted on YouTube July 21. “I thought she was going to die there,” a person in the vehicle is heard saying.
  • A driver was killed in an early morning crash on Highway 401. The collision happened around 2:30 a.m. on the ramp to the westbound 401 at Keele Street. The driver somehow lost control of his vehicle and rolled over.
  • There are more door prizes accidents on College Street than any other street in the city, according to data obtained by Global News. There were 1,308 recorded dooring incidents in the city since between 2005 and 2013. – 73 of them on the busy west-side strip of College between Spadina and Landsdowne.


Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers early this morning and risk of a thunderstorm. Clearing near noon. Wind west 20 km/h becoming light this afternoon. Temperature steady near 25. UV index 8 or very high.

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