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The TTC has resumed subway service between Osgoode and Bloor after major flooding at Union Station.
Shuttle buses were running above ground causing major havoc during rush hour.
The following videos are courtesy of Nick Vasil.
The list of charges faced by Luka Rocco Magnotta is getting longer.
He's now charged with criminal harassment against Prime Minister Harper and members of Parliament after a foot was mailed to the Ottawa offices of the federal Conservative party.
Magnotta is also wanted for first-degree murder, defiling a corpse, and misuse of the mail system.
A strange story surfacing from St Joseph's College School on Wellesley St. West Friday afternoon.
Emergency Services were called Thursday morning, when school staff noticed a strong smell of gas.
The school was evacuated, and there were no injuries reported.
But this is where the story takes a strange twist.
Police claim the head custodian allegedly cut a gas pipe, and then went to the kitchen to try and help kitchen staff to light the stove.
Thankfully, nothing exploded but 67 year old Vincent Perna from Toronto is facing a slew of charges, including Attempted Muder, and Attempted Arson with disregard for human life.
A judge has revoked the bond of the neighbourhood watch volunteer charged with killing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin and
ordered him returned to jail within 48 hours.
Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester said Friday that George Zimmerman misled the court about how much money he had available when his bond was set for $150,000 in April.
Prosecutors claim Zimmerman had $135,000 available that had been raised by a website he set up.
Prosecutors also say he failed to surrender a second passport.
The defence says the finances are an innocent misunderstanding.
Zimmerman has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder and is claiming self-defence.
Be prepared for headaches while trying to get around Toronto this weekend, but it's all for a good cause.
The Heroes Highway Ride and Rally in support of men and women who serve in the Canadian Forces a go for Saturday. It will feature motorcycle enthusiasts and will start at 11 o'clock in Trenton and the tour or motorbikes will snake their way along and end at the waterfront in Toronto at Cherry Street by 1 o'clock Saturday afternoon.
Newstalk1010's Jerry Agar will be taking part.
On Sunday, the Annual Becel Ride for Heart, will close down the Don Valley Parkway from York Mills onto the Gardiner Expressway to Exhibition Place.
It will give the chance for cyclists to ride those roads, without having to contend with traffic.
The closure will be in effect starting around 2 o'clock Sunday morning, until about 2 in the afternoon.
John Moore will be ...
Police have released the name of the man found shot dead in a car on Irvine Road.
18 year old Arif Berkedle was found just after 11 o'clock on Thursday night with obvious injuries in a car on Irvine Road.
EMS say the man was shot and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Berkedle is the city's 20th murder victim of 2012.
Police have no information on possible suspects.
The Canadian Auto Workers union says General Motors is going ahead with plans to close its consolidated plant in
The union says it's been told the facility, the older part of the Oshawa car plant, will close by June 2013 and says that could
mean 2,000 layoffs.
President of CAW Local 222 president Chris Buckley says GM gave the union notice today.
The plant produces the Chevrolet Impala and the Equinox.
GM also has a flex assembly plant in Oshawa that is getting a share of the production of the new Chevy Impala.
That flex line currently employs 2,000 people and currently makes the Chevy Camaro, Buick Regal and soon, the Cadillac XTS.
The Impala will also be built at GM's Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant in Michigan.
GM is scaling back its overall operations in Canada as part of a North American restructuring begun two years ago under bankruptcy court ...
Police have identified the victim in the gruesome body-parts killing case as a 33-year old Chinese man.
Montreal police say Jun Lin was a student at Concordia University.
Police spokesman Ian Lafreniere told a news conference today the victim knew Luka Rocco Magnotta, the suspect in the murder.
The victim was last seen on May 24 and was reported missing on May 29, the same day a torso was discovered stuffed in a suitcase in a heap of garbage behind a Montreal apartment building.
That same day, a foot was found in a package mailed to the Conservative party headquarters in Ottawa, and a hand was later
found in a package at a postal warehouse in the city.
The package with the hand was addressed to the Liberal Party of Canada, and tests show the three body parts came from the same victim.
Montreal police have issued a countrywide arrest ...
Following up on Friday's news that he attended Charlottetown Junior Public School in Scarborough, Luka Magnotta - the man accused in the Montreal "body parts" murder - also attended Joseph Howe Senior Public School nearby.
Both schools are located in the Lawrence Ave. East and Centennial Road area, near his old home on Pepper Tree Drive.
An anonymous source has provided NewsTalk 1010 with a yearbook photo of Magnotta from that school. He is still identified by his birthname, Eric Newman, in the photo.
Despite reports that Magnotta also attended nearby Sir Oliver Mowat CI for high school, the source tells NewsTalk 1010 he doesn't appear in any of their yearbooks and neither they or any of their friends remember him attending the school.
Magnotta remains wanted on an international warrant. Interpol has issued a "Red Notice" for his arrest and has added more photos to his profile on their ...
French police say they're actively searching for a Canadian porn actor suspected of killing and dismembering his victim before sending out body parts in the mail.
A senior French police official says he is ``sure'' that Luka Rocco Magnotta is currently in France. Another French police official says Magnotta apparently flew to Paris from Montreal last weekend.
The officials say France's fugitive search unit was ordered to hunt for Magnotta.
Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak about such searches publicly. Montreal police say they believe Magnotta, who is 29, has fled North America. A countrywide arrest warrant has been issued for Magnotta in Canada and he has also been added to Interpol's wanted person's list.
Magnotta is suspected of stabbing and dismembering a victim, videotaping his act and mailing the body parts to the offices of political parties.
On Tuesday, a severed ...
Keep the flip flops at home and bring an umbrella, Friday will be a washout.
A low pressure system that was over western Ohio is moving northeast and is bringing major rainfall to Ontario.
For the most part, 20 to 30 mm of rain is expected to fall, and the higher amounts between 30 and 50 mm are likely for areas around the golden horseshoe, and Waterloo region, northward to Barrie and Muskoka, and eastward to Haliburton, Peterborough and
You'll need to hang onto your hat too. Accompanying the rain, will be winds with speeds of up to 70 kilometres an hour.
Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement, and also urging drivers to be extra cautious when driving on wet, slippery roads.
It will take some time to get CP freight service back up to speed after a nine-day strike by employees.
48-hundred workers have been ordered back to work on Friday by the Harper government who's back-to-work legislation became law on Thursday evening.
CP Rail believes operations will be back to normal in 48 hours, but Federal Labour Minister Lisa Raitt thinks it could take weeks to clear the backlog.
The bill sends the labour dispute to a federal arbitrator, who has 90 days to impose a deal on the two sides, unless they can negotiate one themselves in the meantime.
We're learning more about the possible victim of alleged killer Luka Magnotta.
Police in Montreal have confirmed that the remains of a human body that was dismembered are that of the same individual that was reported missing by the Consulate General of China in Montreal.
The man reported missing is 33 year old Lin Jun who moved to Montreal in July of 2011. He went missing on May 24th of this year.
The Consulate doesn't know why Jun came to Montreal but did have a posting on its website titled, "Find Lin Jun."
Police also believe the video circulating on the internet depicting what looks like a man being stabbed repeatedly then dismembered, is that of the actual killing. Montreal police believe the video is authentic and the victim in it, is Asian.
On May 25, a foot was sent to Conservative Party Headquarters in Ottawa and another package was ...
Homicide detectives have been called in after a shooting victim was found late Thursday night.
Police say the body was found in a car on Irvine Road around 11 o'clock.It's near Centennial Road and Lawson Road in Scarborough.
Police also don't know just when the victim was shot.
No word on suspects or the identification of the victim.