07/28/2015 06:21 EDT | Updated 07/28/2016 05:59 EDT

Toronto Daystarter: Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Here's what you need to know as you head out the door this Tuesday, July 28, 2015


Today will be the hottest day of the year so far, with forecasts calling for temperatures to hit a high of 33 C. Environment  Canada has issued a heat warning for the city and a city-issued heat alert remains in effect. 

The hot weather likely ease slightly on Thursday, with daily highs a few degrees cooler.


With the Pan Am Games over, drivers with two people in their vehicle can now use the HOV lanes on GTA highways. During the Games you needed three people in the car. The temporary HOV lanes will remain in place until Aug. 18. 

As of 6:20 a.m., everything was moving well.  

Follow our traffic reporter Laurie Turcotte on Twitter or listen to her updates on 99.1 FM for traffic and transit updates

- You can also get TTC service updates here. 

- GO Transit service updates here. 


Olivia Chow, who ran unsuccessfully for mayor last year, is planning a return to federal politics.  It's expected that today she will announce her intention to run for the NDP in the new riding of Spadina - Fort York. 

Demonstrators with Black Lives Matter stopped traffic on the southbound Allen Expressway on Monday night to protest the recent police shooting death of two black men.


News broke overnight that the Toronto Blue Jays have made a stunning trade that will send Jose Reyes and some prospects to the Colorado Rockies in exchange for shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, a five-time all star. You can read about the trade details here. The Jays are back in action tonight at home against Philadelphia.