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Sunday, September 03, 2017

Power restored following outage that affected thousands of Toronto homes

Power has been restored following a large outage that affected more than 7,000 Toronto Hydro customers at its peak.
Shortly before 6:30 p.m., the utility said in a tweet that all power had been restored to affected customers in several neighbourhoods.
The outage was affecting pockets in an area bounded by Mount Pleasant Road, Ossington Avenue, College Street and St. Clair Avenue for much of the day.
Power was expected to be restored to all customers by 1 p.m. but at around noon, Toronto Hydro tweeted that the repairs were taking longer than crews previously anticipated.
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What's happening in the city this 2017 Labour Day long weekend

The long weekend is here!

There are plenty of fun things to do around the city over the Labour Day weekend but there are also a number of road closures to watch out for.
The city says that four events happening around Toronto will result in road closures this weekend and a “significant amount of road work” will further complicate getting around the city.
As a result, residents are being urged to utilize public transit where possible.
As well, here is a list of what’s open and closed on the holiday Monday:
Open
  • Most tourist attractions including the Toronto Zoo, CN Tower, The Ontario Science Centre, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, the Royal Ontario Museum, and the Art Gallery of Ontario
  • Most malls including Toronto Eaton Centre, Square One, Vaughan Mills, Promenade, Yorkdale, and Hillcrest
  • The TTC will be running on a holiday schedule and GO Transit will be running on a Sunday schedule
Closed
  • All government officers
  • Banks
  • Post offices
  • All LCBO and Beer Store locations
What’s going on in the city and what road closures are in place?
Fan Expo Canada
  • The south curb lane on Front Street West will be closed between John Street and Simcoe Street.
  • The north curb lane on Bremner Boulevard will be closed between Lower Simcoe Street and the Metro Convention Centre driveway.
  • The west curb lane on Lower Simcoe Street will be closed from the InterContinental Hotel driveway to Bremner Boulevard.
(All of the closures are in effect from 8 a.m to 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday)
Buskerfest
  • The northbound curb lane on Coxwell Avenue will be closed from Eastern Avenue to Lake Shore Boulevard between 12:01 a.m. in Friday and 11:59 p.m. on Monday.
Labour Day Parade
  • University Avenue will be closed between Dundas Street West and Richmond Street
  • Queen Street West will be closed from west of Bay Street to east of University Avenue
  • Armoury Street will be closed between Chestnut Street and University Avenue
  • Centre Street will be closed between Dundas Street West and Armoury Street
(All of the closures are in effect from 7 a.m. t0 2 p.m. on Monday)
Toronto Fashion Week
  • Hazelton Avenue will be closed from Yorkville Avenue to Scollard Street from 12:01 a.m. Saturday to 11 p.m. on Friday, September 8
  • Yorkville Avenue will be closed from Hazelton Avenue to Bellair Street from 12:01 a.m. Monday to 11 p.m. on Friday, September 8.
Lake Shore Boulevard closure
  • The eastbound lanes of Lake Shore Boulevard will be closed between Simcoe and Bay streets from 9 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Tuesday.
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North York shooting sends 2 to hospital

Toronto police say two men are in hospital after a shooting in North York on Sunday afternoon.
Police responded to the area of Jane Street and Shoreham Drive just after 3 p.m. after they received calls from people saying they heard several gunshots from the area, according to Const. Allyson Douglas-Cook.
She said there was a large gathering of people in the area, and when police arrived they located a man with a gunshot wound.
The victim is in his 40s, and was transported to a trauma centre for treatment, according to Toronto paramedics.
Douglas-Cook said police were later notified there was a second victim that made their own way to hospital.
She said witnesses reported seeing a white SUV fleeing the area, and investigators are on scene to determine more information about that vehicle and if it was involved in the shooting. 
Police have not released suspect information at this time.
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Sunday, May 07, 2017

Student Kidnapped By volunteer at Toronto School by VIA Children's Aid



A Scarborough mother says her family was put through a terrifying afternoon after her six-year-old son was mistakenly pulled out of school and taken by the Children’s Aid Society for almost three hours Tuesday.

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The woman, who CityNews has decided not to identify in order to protect the identity of the other child, said she was first alerted that something was wrong when she got an automated call from Walter Perry Public School informing her that her son was not in class.
“I called and I asked, ‘How is my son absent when I dropped him from school this morning?’” the mother said Wednesday.
The woman says she was then told by a staff member the boy’s grandmother had picked him up from school around noon. A quick check with the boy’s grandmother proved that was not the case.
“I nearly fainted four times,” she said. “That’s when I started to make my walk down to the school.”
An hour later, the woman said staff explained that her son was accidentally taken out of school due to a case of mistaken identity. A volunteer driver for Children’s Aid allegedly came to the school and asked to pick up a child using his first-name only. Two children go to Walter Perry Public School with that name. Someone in the school assumed it the woman’s son and pulled him from class. The boy was reportedly told by staff that his grandmother had come to take him home.
“He went and once he seen that (it wasn’t her), he stated, ‘That’s not my grandmother.’ He said that’s when the volunteer driver took him by the arms and brought him to the car and roughly placed him inside the vehicle,” she said.
The mother says it wasn’t until the boy arrived at the Children’s Aid Society offices and another mother commented they have the wrong boy that he was returned to the school.
“He arrived maybe 15 minutes to 3 p.m., and he was like, ‘Mom, a stranger took me,’” she said. “And I cried.”
The Children’s Aid Society did not return CityNews’ request for comment on their pickup protocol.

The Toronto District School Board says an investigation is underway and a school staff member has been sent home until the investigation is complete.
“It would appear to be a horrible case of mistaken identity,” TDSB spokesperson Ryan Bird said. “This should never have happened.”
The boy’s mother says in total, she went through about an hour of not knowing her son’s location and who had taken him.
“It felt like I failed my son because no matter what, I feel like it’s my responsibility to keep him safe,” she said.
A superintendent has since called the boy’s mother to apologize and offer services to help the boy feel secure in school.
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