5 Things You Need To Know Today: May 31, 2016

Today's News Highlights!

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

1. THE BIG SLICE CLOSED

The Big Slice on Yonge and Gerrard closed yesterday after 45 years in business. The entire block will be demolished to make room for more condos. Big Slice staff handed out free pizza to homeless people in the area before closing. They plan to reopen in a new location that has not been announced yet.


 

2. SCARBOROUGH SUBWAY EXTENSION

People living near Ellesmere and McCowan might have to move to make room for the Scarborough subway extension. They got a letter saying the new subway would run under their homes. Plans will be unveiled later today.


 

3. POT SHOPS REOPEN

Toronto’s Cannabis coalition is calling on the city to drop all charges as a result of last weeks pot shop raids. They argue that dispensaries are safer than the black market. 90 people were arrested and nearly 200 charges were laid. It has been reported that some of the dispensaries targeted have since reopened.


 

4. SAM THE RECORD MAN

The Sam the Record Man sign will once again shine its neon lights in Toronto. Ryerson, who bought the sign in 2008, plans to reinstall it on Victoria Street just one block away from its former location. It should be up by the end of the summer.


 

5. GENDER NEUTRAL O CANADA

Should Oh Canada be gender neutral? Its up for debate at the House of Commons today. A long time Ottawa MP would like to see the lyrics changed from “in all thy sons command” to “in all of us command”.