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Joan Rivers dead at 81. King street pedestrian only for four days during tiff. Heat warning issued for Toronto today by Environment Canada.
KING STREET PEDESTRIAN ONLY FOR 4 DAYS DURING TIFF
For the first time in the festival’s history, TIFF organizers have arranged a King Street road closure between University Avenue and Peter Street for four-days (Sept 4 – 7), turning it into a pedestrian-only promenade complete with a red-carpet for festival attendees. King Street restaurants will have extend patios beyond the sidewalks onto the street. From Sept. 8 to Sept. 11, King Street will be down to one lane in each direction between John and Duncan streets. The road will fully re-open on Sept. 12.
JOAN RIVERS DEAD AT 81
Joan Rivers has died at the age of 81. The controversial comedian was rushed to Mount Sinai hospital in New York after she stopped breathing during a surgery on her vocal cords. Rivers remained in hospital and was kept on life support until her passing.
HEAT WARNING ISSUED FOR TORONTO
Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for Toronto and the GTA for Friday. The temperature is expected to reach a high of 32 C in the afternoon with humidex values near 40. Environment Canada is cautioning people to stay cool and hydrated, and warning that seniors, young children and people with chronic respiratory illnesses are especially susceptible to heat-related illnesses.
FORD’S BEEN SERVED
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has been served papers. He’s been giving a subpoena to testify at the upcoming extortion trial of his former driver Sandro Lisi. Lisis was charged last year for allegedly trying to strongarm gang members who were trying to sell a video of Ford smoking crack.
LIBERALS SEEKING BUYERS FOR LCBO WATERFRONT PROPERTY
The Liberal government followed through Thursday on a years-old pledge to sell one of its biggest assets in its real estate portfolio. The province is seeking bids for LCBO waterfront property, previously stated worth “well over $200 million”. The site includes the LCBO headquarters, a large warehouse, the agency’s flagship liquor store on Queen’s Quay, a parking lot and a park. The Liberals will no longer say how much money it expects to raise from the sale.