Toronto Morning: What you need to know today

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's occasional driver Alexander Lisi leaves court after being granted bail on drug charges in Toronto, Wednesday October 2, 2013.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's occasional driver Alexander Lisi leaves court after being granted bail on drug charges in Toronto, Wednesday October 2, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Blinch

TORONTO – Several Toronto media organizations, including Global News, will be in court today over documents in the case of Mayor Rob Ford’s friend, Alexander Lisi.

Media lawyers, Lisi’s counsel and the crown will argue before a Superior Court judge about when these documents can be made public and how much of it should be released.

The information was used by police to obtain search warrants to investigate Lisi who was arrested in a drug bust earlier this month.

Here’s what else you need to know.


A mix of sun and cloud. 40 percent chance of showers early this morning. High 12.

WINTER PREVIEW: Global News’ Chief Meteorologist Anthony Farnell provides us with a look at what we can expect in the months ahead.

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


Roads: Click for the latest Toronto traffic.

Mass Transit: Click for TTC and GO Transit Updates.


Toronto Raptors:

The Raptors open the regular season Wednesday night against the visiting Boston Celtics, and will do anything to avoid a repeat of last season’s horror show that saw them stumble out of the blocks to a 4-19 start.

Maple Leafs:

Phil Kessel had two goals and two assists on Tuesday as the Toronto Maple Leafs won their second game in a row, defeating the Edmonton Oilers 4-0.

Andrew Wiggins:

Canadian baller Andrew Wiggins made his highly anticipated Kansas debut Tuesday night. The Vaughan, Ont. native made a monster dunk and scored 16 leading the Jayhawks to a 97-67 exhibition win over Pittsburg State.

Toronto Blue Jays:

R.A. Dickey earned an American League Gold Glove on Tuesday to become the first Toronto Blue Jays pitcher to win the award.

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MLB World Series:

The Red Sox are looking to clinch another World Series title as they battle the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday night. Boston leads the series 3-2. Game 6 goes tonight at 8:07 p.m. ET.


Ontario consumers will find out today whether new rules aimed at easing cellphone bill shock will become law.

Ontario’s Progressive Conservatives plan to introduce a motion in the legislature today to test the confidence of the minority Liberal government.

When it comes to the Senate expense scandal, more Canadians believe beleaguered Senator Mike Duffy’s story over Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s version of events, according to a new poll.

A man in his 60s is in hospital with critical injuries after he was struck by a TTC bus overnight.

Just over five weeks since surviving the Nairobi mall attack, 17-year-old Fardowsa Abdi is recovering in a Toronto hospital, trying to push memories of the past and doubts about her future from her mind. [VIDEO]
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Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne to make an announcement with Transportation Minister Glen Murray and Finance Minister Charles Sousa at 8:50 a.m. (Willowbrook Rail, 125 Judson St. Etobicoke).

The Canadian Olympic Team uniforms are unveiled. (1:30 p.m. at Fermenting Cellar, 28 Distillery Lane)

Eve Adams, parliamentary secretary to Health Minister Rona Ambrose, will make an important announcement related to breast health. (2:30 p.m. at Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation)

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