Top 5 Things You Need To Know Today: June 10, 2016

You must-know news for today

Candice-squareGet 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. PRIDE NIGHT JAYS GAME

Last night was Pride Night at the Rogers Centre and the Jays made history with the first ever trans woman throw out the ceremonial first pitch.


 

2. 10 YEAR BIKE PLAN

City Council approved a 10 year bike plan. Up to eight major streets could be made to accommodate bike lanes that are totally separated from street traffic. The plan will cost 16 million a year.


 

3. WEEKEND EVENTS

There is lots to do in Toronto this weekend! Bestival takes over Woodbine Park with The Cure, Tame Impala, Grimes, and more. Luminato also gets underway today, and there are a couple street parties in the west end – Dundas West Fest and Roncy Rocks, both go down tomorrow. There is one subway closure to keep in mind: line 2 from Pape to St. George is closed Sunday.


 

4. The Toronto HOUSING MARKET NEEDS TO CHILL

The Bank of Canada warns that the current housing market in Toronto cannot continue. Don’t get too excited, that doesn’t mean a crash is coming, it simply means that house prices might stay the same or increase a little less in the years to come.


 

5. The Queen is a bit of a birthday diva

The Queen is celebrating her 90th birthday today, tomorrow and Sunday; it’s a royal three day event. She actually turned 90 in April but the Monarch’s birthday is traditionally celebrated in June because the weather in London is better.