Toronto Mayor Rob Ford admits that a year-old video does indeed show him smoking crack cocaine, a charge he had previously denied. Ford refused to resign from office and vowed to pursue re-election efforts.
A TTC bus collides with a hydraulic crane mounted on a construction truck on Lawrence Avenue Toronto, killing one and injuring thirteen, in the first such incident since the Russell Hill subway accident in 1995.
A six-alarm fire destroys a former hotel built in 1888 and recognized as a heritage building on Toronto's Yonge Street before it was scheduled for demolition; the fire forced the temporary closure of Ryerson University and nearby schools and hot spots remained a danger after extinguishing the fire. Two firefighters who fell into the building were rescued uninjured while arson remains a suspected cause.
Pakistan International Airlines Flight 782 departing from Toronto, Canada, for Karachi, Pakistan, carrying 273 passengers lands at Arlanda Airport in Stockholm, Sweden, due to a bomb threat. A man is taken into custody by the Swedish National Task Force and then released.
Hours after the earthquake struck Central Canada, severe thunderstorms rolled through Central Ontario, Canada, which has spawned at least 2 tornadoes in cottage country, including one confirmed F-2 tornado touch down in Midland, Ontario, north of Toronto, The most significant damage was reported at Smith's Camp, a trailer park at the south end of the town, where several mobile homes were completely destroyed.
An earthquake occurs 56 kilometres north-northeast of Ottawa, registering a 5.0 on the Richter scale. Slight damage was reported near the epicenter, and the tremor was felt in Sudbury, Windsor, Ann Arbor, Detroit, Toronto, Milwaukee, Northern Pennsylvania, Ohio and New York State.