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Toronto Daystarter: Wednesday, May 20

05/20/2015 06:03 EDT | Updated 05/20/2016 05:59 EDT
Here's what you need to know on Wednesday, May 20. 

Chilly but warming

It was a chilly 4 C at daybreak, with a bit of light rain near Pearson airport and cloudy in downtown Toronto. But a sunny day is in the forecast for the most part, with a high of 16. Thursday should be sunny with a high of 18 C, dipping to a high of 12 C on Friday, but then warming into the weekend. By Sunday, expect a high of 24 C and no real rain until next week.

Transit

TTC streetcar service was diverted from Howard Park Avenue early Wednesday. Falling tree branches brought down TTC and Hydro wires on Howard Park near Sunnyside Avenue. Crews don't expect repairs to be completed until after the morning rush-hour. The 506 Carlton had to turn back eastbound at College and Lansdowne due to fallen branches.

60 Steeles route diverting E/B via Carpenter, Bathurst to route due to a collision at Steeles and Bathurst

GO Transit trains and buses are running on time. At Burlington station, there will be no elevator access from the south side of the station until fall 2015 because of construction.

At Erindale GO, the elevator connecting the station building to the tunnel and the elevator connecting the tunnel to track #1 are both out of service. The station remains accessible via the elevators from the station building up to the third floor of the parking structure, and the pedestrian bridge.  An update will be provided as more information becomes available.

At Meadowvale GO, the elevator connecting the tunnel to tracks #1 & #2 is out of service. The estimated time for repair is about 4 hours, according to a notice from GO at 4:30 a.m. The station remains accessible from the north side.  An update will be provided as more information becomes available.

There will be no elevator access from the south side of the Burlington GO station until the fall of 2015.

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

New chief officially welcomed

Toronto police will hold a "change of command ceremony" at 11 a.m. in the lobby of police headquarters to officially welcome Mark Saunders as the new chief. He was named last month to replace Bill Blair, who is now hoping to run for the Liberals in the federal riding of Scarborough Southwest.

Teachers' strikes

The Ontario's Labour Relations Board is expected to rule today on an application that began last Thursday from three school boards asking for high school teacher strikes to be declared illegal.

Also, the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation is expected to head back to the bargaining table with the province with a new mediator.

Student athletes fight back

A social media campaign is in full swing amid the ongoing teachers' strike, with Peel Region high school students tweeting the hashtag #letuscompete. Some of the students were supposed to compete in a regional track and field event starting tomorrow, but their dreams have been stalled by the strike. The school board says they can't supervise the May 21-22 ROPSSAA (Region of Peel Secondary School Athletic Association) meet.

Argos sale

There are reports the Toronto Argonauts are on the verge of being sold to Bell and MLSE chairman Larry Tanenbaum, and that the official announcement will be made today.

Goodbye Dave

Tonight is David Letterman's final show. CBC Radio's Metro Morning will take a trip down memory lane and talk about his personal legacy, as well as look at the impact he has had on late night TV.

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