Happy Thursday, Hamilton! Grab some sunglasses for the drive this morning, it’s a sunny one out there today. Soak up that vitamin D.

If you’re looking to gas up on the way to work or school, the cheapest price in the city is $126.3 at Global at 856 Upper Sherman Ave and Mohawk Road East.

DayStarter Commute

Construction lane closures on the Gardiner expressway will likely slow things down for anyone heading to Toronto. GO Transit is warning of bus delays of up to 30 minutes during peak hours on Routes 16, 21 and 31.

Here are the issues police are reporting on the roads this morning:

  • A vehicle collision on Bridlewood Drive and Governor's Road in Dundas. 8:17 a.m.
  • QEW Toronto bound east of Bronte Rd, Oakville: three-vehicle collision blocking the HOV Lane has now cleared, no injuries. 6:25 a.m.

DayStarter weather

Today’s high is 15 C with sunny skies and a UV index of 7 or high. It will become partly cloudy this evening with a low of 5 C.

The forecast for tomorrow is calling for a mix of sun and cloud, becoming cloudy late in the morning with 60 per cent chance of showers in the afternoon and evening.

Risk of a thunderstorm in the evening, with wind becoming northeast 30 km/h in the morning. High 10 C.

DayStarter Photo

This very spring-like shot comes courtesy Twitter user Alternative Blooms:

DayStarter City News

Five months after staff at Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo moved out around 30 of its animal residents that are banned under city bylaws, councillors are set to examine a proposal that would see many of the critters return home.

In a report that’s set to go in front of council’s planning committee on Tuesday, staff have recommended that the city amend its responsible animal ownership bylaw to allow some businesses to keep previously banned exotic animals for educational purposes.

Steve Featherstone, owner of Little Ray’s, is hopeful that councillors will vote to approve the amendments and end a “10 or 11-month process” that started in June, when the indoor reptile zoo at 869 Barton St. E opened its doors.

CBC reporter Samantha Craggs will be reporting live from the meeting. You can follow along with her on Twitter.

DayStarter internet

This piano juggler is just unreal. And kind of creepy.