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Toronto Daystarter: Friday, June 5, 2015

06/05/2015 07:01 EDT | Updated 06/05/2016 05:59 EDT
Here's what you need to know for Friday, June 5, 2015:

Weather

It's shaping up to be a warm and humid day in the GTA, with a high of 25 C and a chance of showers later this afternoon and into the evening. According to CBC Toronto meteorologist, these potential storms will bring some much needed rain after a dry week and will generally be in the 5-15 mm range but 20-30 mm is possible with local heavy downpours.

Saturday will be sunny with a high of 18 C, while Sunday could see more storms unleash on the region. 

Transit

TTC service is running smoothly so far this morning. The elevator from the eastbound platform to concourse bus level at Dundas West station is out of service. 

The King Street bridge has finally reopened, which means the 503 Kingston Road and 504 streetcar will go back to their regular routes. 

Similarly, the elevator from the concourse to the new northbound Yonge Line platform at Union Station is out of service. 

The 59 Maple Leaf bus route is diverting eastbound via Weston, Church, George, King, Elm because of construction at Church Street and Rosemount Avenue. 

REMINDER: There will be no service on the TTC's Line 1 Yonge-University subway from Bloor-Yonge station to York Mills station because of scheduled maintenance. Shuttle buses will be running. 

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.

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

Weekend road closures

It's summer in the city and that means street festivals, bike rides and marches will take over roads while drivers fume.

Several roads in Scarborough, East York and Toronto will be closed for most of this Saturday.

An all-ages triathlon in Scarborough will result in the closure of westbound lanes of Kingston Road from Danforth Avenue to Birchmount Road from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

And Brenyon Way, from Sheppard Avenue East to Sewells Road, will be closed from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. to accommodate the Malvern Bicycle Race.

Maya's March, which raises funds for research into Primary Cciliary Dyskinesia (PCD) at Sick Kids Hospital, will take place on Sunday and Conlins Road from Ellesmere Road to Military Trail will be closed on Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In East York, Pape Avenue, between Floyd Avenue and Cosburn Avenue, will be shut in both directions on Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for Pape Village Summerfest.

Riverside's annual Eats & Beats Streetfest happens on Queen Street East, between the DVP and Empire Avenue, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. so avoid the area if you're driving.

And Dundas Street, all the way from Ossington Avenue over to Lansdowne, will be closed in both directions from 8 a.m. to11:59 p.m. for the annual Dundas West Fest.

Ontario bans conversion therapy

Ontario's health minister says he'll make it clear that nobody should be subjected to conversion therapy and that the government will protect people's right to be who they are.

Eric Hoskins made the pledge after Ontario gave final approval to an NDP private member's bill banning the so-called therapy for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender children.

New Democrat Cheri DiNovo — who sponsored the bill — says therapists should not try to "fix" LGBTQ kids or subject them to what she termed unethical and abusive therapy.

Son wanted in connection to mother's murder arrested

A Toronto man wanted on a first-degree murder charge in the death of his mother has been arrested in Montreal.

Police say 25-year-old Justin Scott was arrested yesterday in the west-end neighbourhood of Notre-Dame-de-Grace, and was being returned to Toronto.

The body of 65-year-old Linda Scott was found Tuesday in an apartment she shared with her son in Toronto's east end near Danforth and Woodbine avenues.

School employee charged

A public school board employee in Belleville has been charged in connection with an alleged assault against a student.

It's alleged a student was assaulted by a staff member at an unidentified elementary school on May 20th, and sustained minor injuries that didn't require medical attention.

A 51-year-old employee with the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board is charged with assault and is scheduled to appear in court on June 18th.

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