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.
Great day for transit in Toronto. This afternoon, City Council endorsed SmartTrack as part of the City of Toronto's transit plan.
— John Tory (@JohnTory) March 31, 2016
2. WEEKEND SUBWAY CLOSURE
No subway service on line 2 between Kennedy and Victoria Park stations tomorrow for track work.
On Saturday April 2 there will be no train service on Line 2 between Kennedy and Victoria Park due to track upgrades https://t.co/cxIKLqmSpK
— Official TTC Tweets (@TTCnotices) March 31, 2016
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.
— Adrian Ghobrial (@CityAdrian) March 31, 2016
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.
— The Elwins (@TheElwins) March 31, 2016
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.
— Superhero Feed (@SuperheroFeed) March 30, 2016
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.
— BelTel Technology (@beltel_tech) April 1, 2016