Hamilton DayStarter: Everything you need to know Friday

Bid farewell to fall and get ready for a busy weekend in the city. Here's what you need to get through your Friday... and Saturday and Sunday.

On this Friday Sept. 20, we begin to bid farewell to summer. It's the last Friday of the season of fun, sun, and being outdoors.

But summer doesn't seem to be too happy about saying goodbye. It's a steamy morning! Summer is wrapping its arms around Southern Ontario one last time today. That means its a tad foggy out, so be careful on the roads.

No jackets today, but grab an umbrella on the way out – we're expecting rain later.

Hey Apple fans, how's the new iPhone 5? The next generation of smartphones are on sale today and around the world. Fanatics are lining up overnight for their device. The fancier 5S has new fingerprint unlocking technology that's supposed to add a level of security. But.... watch this.

Rumour has it cats have unique paw prints, allowing the phone to recognize its identity.

On this day in Hamilton history: on Sept. 20, 1985, Lincoln Alexander became Canada's first black lieutenant-governor at age 63.

No delays on GO Transit or HSR this morning.

On the highways, a two-vehicle collision in the right shoulder Toronto-bound QEW at Dorval Dr. in Oakville 7: 30 a.m.

All clear on Hamilton's roads.

A note for weekend travellers heading to Toronto: the Gardiner Expressway is undergoing annual maintenance this weekend and is closed from tonight at 10 p.m. until Monday Sept. 23 at 5:00 a.m. GO Transit says to expect delays of 20-40 minutes on bus routes that normally travel on the Gardiner (that's the Hamilton to Toronto Express). If you're heading to Toronto by car, avoid the Gardiner by taking the 401.

Here's an ongoing list of construction projects around the city that might slow down your commute.

It's 16 C outside at 8 a.m. and it's feeling warm and humid. The temperature will climb to 25 C later today, so no need for a jacket today unless it's meant for the rain – a good chance we'll see some thunderstorms before noon.

Here's your weekend weather: a low of 17 C tonight and another risk of thunderstorms.

The temperature will drop dramatically Saturday – a high of just 16 C – and showers in the morning.

Sunday (the first official day of fall!) is sunny with a high of 16 C again.

The city is still talking about Bob Bratina's resignation from the police board. He held a press conference Wednesday afternoon to make the announcement, citing a conflict he felt as chair of the board and mayor of the city.

What's next for the police board? Read reporter Samantha Craggs story to find out.

A note for Hamilton hockey fans: Bulldogs start their training camp today. That means you can officially start your countdown to the next season. Go Bulldogs!

Making Hamilton look beautiful... one photograph at a time. Thanks to Jason Leach (@jason77leach) for this gorgeous shot: foggy Victoria Park.

There's no way this video won't make you smile. Everyone loves people who dance in public. Admit it – it's true. They're brave and it's admirable that someone can bust a move and not care what anyone thinks.

So this British woman, Ellie Cole, was caught on tape dancing at her normal bus stop – something she does regularly, according to the woman who captured her smooth moves – and has since been invited to join the cast of London's cast of AH Men.

Cole told NBC's Today Show she's not actually listening to ABBA's Dancing Queen. It's Alesha Dixon's Knock Down coming through her headphones.

Now the real question is... does she have anything on Hamilton's dancing guy?? Watch our video here and let us know.

So much to do in Hamilton this weekend! Here's our list:

Don't forget about the Ancaster Fair (demolition derby! cute baby show! food food food!) on tonight through Sunday at the Ancaster Fair Grounds.

If you're a foodie, you'll want to check out Hamilton Localicious. 12 restaurants will have prix fixe menus starting today until Oct. 6. Check out your local fare!

If you're a film buff, the Art Gallery of Hamilton's World Film Fest starts today and runs for 10 days. You can read the schedule here.

If you're looking for live music, the Baltimore House welcomes Yukon-basked songwriter-pianist Declan O'Donovan tonight, as an opener to the Film Festival. That show starts at 7:00 p.m.

Whew... that's quite the list.

Enjoy the weekend, Hamilton!


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