It’s Friday, June 25, 2010 and as a result of the G20 summit, I am blogging remotely – from the comfort of my own home. As you know, the leaders from the G20 countries are meeting in Toronto this year to discuss key issues in the global economy.

The road leading to the summit has been a rocky one. I believe the words "fake lake" pretty much sums it up.

And you should be aware that there are traffic restrictions in effect today. For a list of the major highways with partial and full closures today through to Sunday, click here.

Even the judiciary has been impacted! If you are practicing in the area of estates, you are well aware that there were no judges sitting yesterday and there are none sitting today. My colleagues, Natalia Angelini and Paul Trudelle, noted that this was a topic of discussion at the recent Dinner with the Honourable Estates List Judges. 

Well, it’s not just the courts that are closed today. In the Globe and Mail‘s ‘local view’ blog, which is dedicated to keeping us up to date on the "disruptions" and "drama" that Toronto has experienced in the lead up to the G20 summit, Siri Agrell informs us things have become personal. What could be so personal for Torontonians? Apparently the LCBO announced that it would close 7 of their stores.

If you’ve noticed that your local LCBO store is closed today and you need to stalk up for that party you’re holding tomorrow evening (perhaps to celebrate recovery and new beginnings – this year’s G20 theme), click here.

Enjoy your weekend!

Kathryn Pilkington – Click here for more information on Kathryn Pilkington.