07/29/2015 06:19 EDT | Updated 07/29/2016 05:59 EDT

Toronto Daystarter: Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Here's what you need to know as you get going this Wednesday July 29, 2015.


This week of heat will peak today in what's sure to be the warmest day of the year. Daytime highs are forecast to hit 34 C. The city remains under a heat alert and an Environment Canada heat advisory. There is a chance of a thunderstorm tonight and showers are possible this weekend. 

The heat left a toddler injured yesterday after he stepped on hot metal doors near a splash pad in Georgetown, Ont. That story here. 

The Ontario SPCA has received almost 20 calls in two days about dogs left in hot cars as temperatures soar to mid-30s.

Toronto Hydro is urging everyone to limit their electricity use to avoid over-taxing the grid. 

Traffic and transit

Just a reminder that with the Pan Am Games now complete, you must have two people in a vehicle to use the HOV lanes on GTA highways. 

As of 6 a.m. things were moving well on our roads with no major problems to report. Listen to 99.1 FM for updates or follow @CBCToronto on twitter. 

On the TTC this morning the 109 Ranee route is diverting both ways via Neptune and Wasdale due to construction on Rajah and Neptune.