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.
big slice closing to make room for condos goes completely against my master plan for toronto which is fewer people and more pizza
— R A I N A (@RahRahRaina) May 31, 2016
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.
TTC letter warns homeowners their houses might be expropriated for Scarborough subway | Toronto Star https://t.co/NSexJGP1oP
— Selvan Puvanesh (@SelvanPuvanesh) May 31, 2016
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.
Canadians should sign this official petition asking the government to legalize marijuana & stop arrests for pot: https://t.co/YuVN9TD5YF
— Marc Emery (@MarcScottEmery) February 16, 2016
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.
— AUX (@AUXTV) May 30, 2016
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”.
— CityNews Toronto (@CityNews) May 31, 2016