5 things to know in Toronto for Friday, Aug. 29
The sun rises over Woodbine Beach in Toronto on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. (George Stamou / CTV News)
Fan-Yee Suen, CTV Toronto
Published Friday, August 29, 2014 7:26AM EDT
Last Updated Friday, August 29, 2014 8:06AM EDT
Don't forget to slather on some sunscreen before you leave your home today as Environment Canada says the UV index will be 8, or "very high." The daytime high is expected to be 23 C, and will drop to a low of 18 C Friday night.
Eastbound traffic is slow along Highway 401 just east of Dixie Road to Bathurst Street.
Further south, eastbound vehicles have come to a crawl from Windermere Avenue to Dufferin Street.
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IN THE NEWS
High-end robbery arrests
Police are expected to release more details today about a series of early-morning raids across the Greater Toronto Area that resulted in eight arrests. More than 20 luxury vehicles and approximately $5 million in stolen property were recovered in yesterday’s raids that marked the end of a months-long investigation dubbed Project Yellowbird. Police say some of vehicles recovered Thursday morning included some of the biggest names in high-end vehicles such as Porsche, Bentley, Aston Martin, Mercedes-Benz and BMW. Investigators say one more suspect, a 37-year-old male, is still at large.
Last council meeting before fall election
Toronto’s council held their last meeting yesterday before the Oct. 27 municipal election. The councillors powered through a marathon of motions, including requesting that the Union-Pearson rail link fares be kept affordable. Mayor Rob Ford even put on his dancing shoes for the meeting, singing and swinging his hips to the soothing voice of soul singer Jay Douglas.
The Toronto Blue Jays will kick-off their three-game series against the New York Yankees tonight at the Rogers Centre. Friday's game will start at 7:07 p.m. ET.
Homegrown Pizza in the Park
Celebrate the start of the Labour Day long weekend with a pizza in the park paired with some live entertainment.
Where: Christie Pits Park
When: 5:30 p.m.
Cost: $5 for a personal-sized pizza