A thick cloud of grey smoke is wafting above the intersection of St. Clair Avenue at Yonge Street due to what Toronto Fire Services calls a 5 Alarm fire at 25 St. Clair Ave. W. That is the second highest level of emergency the department can possibly face. Fire officials have evacuated nearby buildings as a precaution. The fear is the building may collapse.
From guests at the Trump International Hotel and Tower in downtown Toronto to employees at the U.S. Consulate a few blocks away, Toronto is paying close attention to the results of the 2016 American presidential election. Our team of reporters is fanned out across the city gathering reaction, while a mobile crew is on an election road trip to New York State to cover the angles as they make their way across the border.
Olympic medallist Andre De Grasse wasn’t participating in the city’s Terry Fox Run Sunday. The sprinter passed by the route of the run at noon, which was when the annual event ended. De Grasse was heading to the Markham Pan Am Centre for a ceremony to honour local Olympians. The city will name a street in De Grasse’s honour. The mayor, Frank Scarpitti, rode along in the convertible.