A bbq explosion may be to blame for a two alarm fire at a rooming house near Gerard and Coxwell Sunday evening.
It was just before 9 o'clock that fire crews were called to 245 Highfield Road. A witness says the propane tank of a bbq had exploded, spreading fire to the home.
The flames were under control about 30 minutes later.
One person was taken to hospital for smoke inhalation.
Five people were taken to hospital after a 2-car collision in Mississauga.
A car and an SUV collided on Dundas Street, east of Mississauga Road. One man suffered life-threatening injuries after being trapped under the car for half an hour.
Two passengers in the car had serious injuries, and two others were also taken to hospital but with minor injuries
The Muskoka region is well into the second week of a fire ban after 5 weeks of hot, dry summer weather.
The ban, which covers Muskoka, Muskoka Lakes, Bracebridge, Huntsville and outlying areas like Baysville, means that all open flames, including camp fires, outdoor stoves and fireworks are not allowed.
Matt Sitler, reporter with 99.5 Moose FM in Muskoka, says this summer has been a particularly busy for wildfires, so much so that local fire departments have called in crews from the Ministry of Natural Resources to help them keep up with the work load and provide equipment like water bombers that they don't normally have access to.
"It seems like every 3 days for the last 2-and-a-half weeks, we've had brush fires," says Sitler.
"Some have become bigger than others, like one about a week ago in Milford Bay in a place called Huckleberry Rock and it scorched about 8 acres."
A creative way to liven up Toronto's abandoned waterfront land is getting rave reviews from neighbourhood residents and skateboarders from across the city.
Underpass Park is now open after crews spent most of the last year hard at work under the Don Valley Parkway overpasses for Eastern Avenue and Richmond and Adelaide Streets.
Built squarely below the overpass, the park has all of the amenities expected in one that's exposed to sunlight. Benches and water fountains are in no short supply. Its built mostly of concrete and includes a playground, a piece of public art that doubles as a jungle-gym, a skateboard park and a basketball court.
Neighbourhood residents have been waiting eagerly for the park to open, saying it is a badly-needed piece of recreation space in the growing West Don Lands community.
Brian Featherstone, who brought his 2 children to Underpass Park on Sunday morning, says the park provides many ...
The SIU has identified a woman killed by a police cruiser near the Woodbine Mall.
64-year-old Satyawatti (Janet) Katryan died Saturday after being hit by a cruiser that was part of a funeral procession on northbound Hwy 27 near Rexdale Blvd.
The SIU is still looking into what happened. If you have any information, they want to hear from you at 416-641-1866.
Canada has its first medal of the London Games.
Divers Emilie Heymans & Jennifer Abel have claimed bronze in the women's 3m synchronized event.
World champions Minxia Wu & He Zi of China won gold. Americans Kelci Bryant & Abigail Johnston took silver.
The result makes Heymans the 1st Canadian to reach the podium in 4 consecutive summer Olympics & the 1st female diver to to the same.
Canada is hoping for a top 12-finish in the medal count in London.
*Photo: Canadian Olympic Committee
Ontario's embattled air ambulance service will be in the spotlight again this week as Health Minister Deb Matthews faces another day of grilling by a legislative committee Tuesday about her oversight of Ornge.
There will be three more days of hearings by the committee looking into financial irregularities at Ornge, which is also the subject of a criminal probe by provincial police.
Matthews has already testified once, saying her ministry was kept in the dark by Ornge while it set up a complex web of spin-off companies with taxpayers' money to look for new revenue sources.
Much of what Matthews told the committee was contradicted by former CEO Chris Mazza during his emotional appearance last week, said Frank Klees, a Conservative member of the committee.
``We're looking forward to hopefully clearing up some of the contradictory testimony that we have had from Mazza that does not ...
A group of more than 400 cyclists has just left Toronto and will spend the next six days riding to Montreal.
The Friends for Life Bike Rally is a fundraising event.
As of July 26th, over a million dollars was raised.
The family of a 15-year-old Ancaster boy will remember this summer as one of the most tragic in their lives.
The teen boy disappeared around 4 p.m. Saturday while swimming in Baxter Lake in the Georgian Bay area.
A search and rescue team found his body several hours later.
The teen was at a cottage with friends.
A woman in her 20s is in hospital this morning with life-threatening injuries after a single-vehicle crash in Pickering.
It happened around 1 a.m. at Westney Rd and Concession Rd 5.
Police say they're still looking into what caused her to veer off the road.
Here's what Canadian Olympians are up to on Day 2 of the London Games
Michele Li & Alex Bruce defeated by South Korea's Kyung Eun Jung & Ha Na Kim in women's doubles
Welterweight Custio Clayton advances to quarterfinals, giving Canada its first Olympic boxing win in 8 years
Emilie Heymans & Jennifer Abel captured Canada's 1st medal of the Olympics, a bronze in the 3m synchronized springboard event
Cyclist Clara Hughes fails to add to her career medal haul, finishing 32nd in the women's road race. Fellow Canadians Joelle Numainville came in 12th with Denise Ramsden in 27th spot
Philippe Beaudry lost in the round of 32 to Dmitri Lapkes of Belarus in individual sabre
Sasha Mehmedovic won his opening match before losing to Japan's Masashi Ebinuma, the world champion in the men's under-66kg division
The women's 8 will row for a medal Thursday after winning ...