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Toronto Daystarter: Thursday, April 30, 2015

04/30/2015 06:29 EDT | Updated 08/07/2015 12:59 EDT
Here's what you need to know on Wednesday, April 29. 

Warmer weather

Temperatures will dip slightly today from yesterday, with a high of 17 C expected. There is a 30 per cent chance of showers this afternoon.

Friday is shaping up to be 21 C with a mix of sun and cloud.

Transit

The elevator at Dundas West Station's eastbound platform from the concourse to the bus level is out of service this morning, according to the TTC.

People wanting to take the 95 York Mills to or from the Scarsdale westbound stop have to use the Lesmill or Leslie stops this morning due to construction.

GO Transit is moving well this morning.

Toronto Pearson airport and Billy Bishop airport downtown are reporting that air traffic is moving on time. ​

Ombudsman investigations

The city;s ombudsman Fiona Crean will be releasing two reports today. The first is a review examining security at City Hall during Coun. Rob Ford's tenure as mayor. While details are sparse, Crean told CBC News on Wednesday that many members of the public and other city officials contacted her during Ford's time in office about security concerns. 

The second report expected later today looks at how Toronto Animal Services handled an investigation into the mauling of a six-year-old girl last year. The girl's mother claims their was gross incompetence and unprofessional conduct during the investigation. 

Youth unemployment

Mayor John Tory is expected to provide an update this morning on what Toronto is doing to tackle youth unemployment in the city. Tory will also join a host of young job searchers who will be given the opportunity to interview with some of the city's top employers and also have professional help in drafting their work resumes. 

Water to Nepal

Toronto-based aid group Global Medic will be preparing household water purification units to be flown to Kathmandu to help in the wake of the devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake that killed thousands of people and injured tens of thousands more on April 25. The units will be packed up and shipped to aircraft this afternoon to be flown to Nepal immediately. 

NBA MVP

The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported Wednesday that Canadian Andrew Wiggins, from Vaughn, will be named the NBA's rookie of the year today.

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