Cyclists are taking over two Toronto highways for a charity fundraiser.
The Gardiner Expressway and the Don Valley Parkway are scheduled to be closed on Sunday from 2 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Unlike last year, when the cyclists had to contend with rain, the Toronto forecast this time is calling for sunshine. Temperatures could rise to the mid-20's by the afternoon.
The weather also cooperated for another fundraiser recently -- the Canadian Cancer Society's Relay for Life in Oakville on Friday. Event organizers say the weather changes the mood of the day.
“We're blessed with the nice sunshine,” said a Relay for Life organizer. “It brings the event up along with everyone's spirits.”
If the Ride for Heart had been scheduled for one day earlier, the weather would have been entirely different. The weekend got off to a stormy start with severe thunderstorms in southern Ontario on Saturday.
The Weather Network's summer outlook says the next season could bring swings in the weather. It forecasts “more pronounced changes in temperatures and weather conditions alternating over a period of one to three days.”