From cap to t-shirt, tote bag to earrings, Toronto Blue Jays logos adorned Marilyn Ryerse’s outfit. Ryerse was one of thousands of fans who streamed into the Florida Auto Exchange Stadium on a sunny Tuesday afternoon to watch the Jays take on Team Canada in spring training action. But on this day, the most powerful stories had nothing to do with the boxscore.
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.
Follow our Toronto Observer team of reporters bringing you all the coverage Saturday live from the Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton, Ontario. From the media box to the sidelines, and from the stadium to the tailgate parties, follow the first-ever Toronto Observer coverage of this marquee event in Canadian collegiate sports.
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.
Paramedics were called to take a man to hospital after a serious car crash in Corktown at about 12 p.m. on Oct. 9.