Chris Bundas –
Burlington Skyway reopened, all Toronto-bound lanes of the QEW now open. TTC has suspended service on ‘Line 1’ due to flooding at St Clair west station. 14-year old Trinity Arsenault has become the youngest person to swim across Lake Ontario.
BURLINGTON SKYWAY REOPENED
The Burlington Skyway reopened last night after an emergency closure over the long weekend. All Toronto-bound lanes of the QEW were closed after a truck struck the scaffolding on Thursday. As a result of the accident, an MTO spokesperson says the bridge has sustained thousands of dollars worth of damage. The driver of the dump truck that struck the scaffolding has been charged with impaired driving.
TTC SUSPENDS LINE 1 SERVICE DUE TO FLOODING
A heads up for anyone heading underground this morning: the TTC is suspending service on ‘Line 1’ due to flooding at St Clair west station.
TRINITY ARSENAULT YOUNGEST PERSON TO SWIM ACROSS LAKE ONTARIO
A 14-year old Trinity Arsenault from St. Catharines has become the youngest person to swim across Lake Ontario. Trinity started her 52-kilometre swim just after 6pm Sunday from Niagara-on-the-Lake. She arrived at Toronto’s Marilyn Bell Park approximately 24 hours later. Annaleise Carr of Norfolk County was also 14 when she did the swim two years ago, but Trinity is a few months younger. Arsenault’s mother has also made the swim, making them the first mother-daughter team to do so.
ONE PERSON IN HOSPITAL AFTER NIGHTCLUB SHOOTING
A man in his 30s was rushed to hospital early this morning with a gunshot wounds after a shooting at Muzik Nightclub in the Exhibition Place area. Paramedics were called to the scene around 3:50am. He was rushed to a trauma centre with possibly life-threatening injuries. Toronto rapper Drake was hosting an after-party for his OVO Fest concert at Muzik. It’s not known if he was at the nightclub at the time of the shooting.
POLICE INVESTIGATE 2 DEATHS, 13 HOSPITALISED AT VELD MUSIC FESTIVAL
Toronto Police are investigating after two people died and 13 people ended up in hospital from “party drugs” believed to be taken at the VELD Music Festival Downsview Park Sunday night. Police said the victims were a 20-year-old female and a 22-year-old male. Investigators say they believe the drugs were purchased at the festival and would like anyone who attended the event and is in possession of substances to come forward. Police are not sure what exact drug led to the fatalities.