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Toronto look ahead: Weather, top headlines and weekend ideas

12/12/2014 08:01 EST | Updated 02/11/2015 05:59 EST
Happy Friday, GTA. 

It's been a busy news week and there's lots going on in the city this weekend as Christmas approaches.

Crews are still out clearing many local streets this morning after Thursday's unexpectedly heavy snowfall.

The TTC is telling customers to expect delays on most above-ground routes today due to lingering snow build up and Wheel-Trans is only making essential trips today. 

GO Transit services are all expected to run on time throughout the day. 

A mix of sunshine and cloud is expected for the day, with a high of about 1 C. By this evening, temperatures could fall to around -5 C. 

Click here for a full Toronto forecast. 

Here's the top stories so far for Friday.

Stretch of Yonge St. closed

Yonge Street was closed from Melrose Avenue to Glenforest Road after a truck backed into a gas main, spouting a leak. No injuries were reported and no evacuations were executed but the closure caused serious delays along the thoroughfare.

Tory meets with PM

Mayor John Tory pitched his plan to alleviate the city's transit woes to Prime Minister Stephen Harper during a meeting at Pearson airport last night. 

The sit down came only hours after Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne sent Harper another letter requesting a meeting. 

Smart Meter app blunder

A Toronto software developer created an app to help Ontario residents see how much energy they use, when they use it, and to give them ideas on how to save on energy.

The VeloBill app, created by Ron Dembo, has had international success and was supposed to work with Smart Meters in Ontario, but because companies will not open up meter data to software developers to use, the project stalled.

Coming up later today

The Crown is expected to make its closing arguments in the murder trial of Christopher Husbands, the man accused of killing two people at the busy downtown mall in 2012. Husbands has pleaded not guilty. 

For the weekend

If you still have gifts to buy for people on your holiday shopping list, the city's annual Christmas Market is a good place to start. 

The Distillery District market has extended weekend hours, open at 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. 

If sports is more your thing than hot cider and holiday cheer, the Toronto Raptors take on the Indiana Pacers tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Air Canada Centre. The Leafs will host the Detroit Red Wings at home on Saturday night at 7 p.m. 

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