5 Things You Need To Know Today: April 1, 2016

Today's news highlights

Get your quick daily news fix with “5 Things You Need to Know Today,” a new feature that I’ll be posting on Indie88.com after The Morning After. We’ll keep you up to date on the latest local and international stories buzzing today.
 

1. GET TORONTO MOVING

City Council passed the billion dollar hybrid option for the Gardiner Expressway yesterday. They also gave the green light to Tory’s SmartTrack plan that includes the Scarborough subway extension, downtown relief line and LRT’s along Eglinton and the waterfront.


 

2. WEEKEND SUBWAY CLOSURE

No subway service on line 2 between Kennedy and Victoria Park stations tomorrow for track work.


 

3. BYE BYE BRUNNY

The Brunswick House on Bloor closed after 140 years in the business last night, commemorating it’s legacy with jazz funeral. The owner says he’s received many calls from previous customers including one man in his 60’s who says he met his wife at The Brunny 40 years ago and was hoping to snag a keepsake from the bar.


 

4. JUNOS

The “Denim Grammys” are on Sunday in Calgary. Indie88’s own Dear Rouge, Metric, Matt Good, City & Colour, Coleman Hell, Scott Helman, Half Moon Run, The Elwins, Joel Plaskett, DFA 1979 and The Weeknd are all nominated. The show starts at 8:00pm ET.


 

5. WALKING DEAD SEASON FINALE

The Walking Dead season 6 finale is on Sunday. Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes) says this will be the darkest finale in Walking Dead history. No spoilers, but last week there was a major cliffhanger and the much anticipated character Negan is expected to be introduced.


 

HONORABLE MENTION


 

GOOGLE APRIL FOOLS BACKFIRE

Google is apologizing for their April Fools Prank. They installed a button called Mic Drop on Gmail which automatically closes down an email thread, mutes all responses and sends a picture of a Minion dropping the microphone. Google received complaints about people losing their jobs over the gag. They have since taken it down.