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 After. We’ll keep you up to date on the latest local and international stories buzzing today.
1. JAYS HOME OPENER
It’s an exciting weekend for Jays fans. Marcus Stroman will get the start at the home opener tonight against the Red Sox. It’s the first season with a dirt infield at the Rogers Centre. Until now, turf slowed the ball down when it hit the field. The first pitch is at 7:07pm.
2. WEEKEND SUBWAY CLOSURE
Line 2 from Christie to Jane is closed tomorrow and Sunday. Shuttle buses will be running on Bloor.
On April 9 and 10, train service will be suspended on Line 2 between Christie & Jane Stations due to track work. https://t.co/x7FWEaQVyc
— Official TTC Tweets (@TTCnotices) April 8, 2016
3. UBER VS. TAXI
The city announced new rules for Taxi’s and Uber yesterday to level the playing field. While taxi’s will get a bit of a break…Ubers will face with new licensing fees. Uber drivers will also have to get better insurance to cover themselves and their passengers.
The regulations level the playing field: cut fees for drivers, remove restrictions on advertising in cabs, allow taxis to lower fares.
— John Tory (@JohnTory) April 7, 2016
4. INSTRUMENTS AT THE LIBRARY
The Toronto Public Library is the best! They just started lending out musical instruments from the Parkdale branch. As a kid who grew up with a single mom on unemployment…music was not something we could afford. This is a great initiative that will benefit everyone. Guitars, ukuleles and banjos are just a few of the instruments you can get with your library card.
— TorontoPublicLibrary (@torontolibrary) April 8, 2016
5. AMERICAN IDOL
American Idol is finally over! Last night the reality singing competition crowned it’s 15th and last winner ever, Trent Harmon. Remember when American Idol reject William Hung sang this gem at a Toronto Blue Jays game in 2004?
NEW MORNING SHOW:
Starting Monday there will be a brand new morning show in Toronto! Raina & Matt take over hosting duties on Indie88 next week. Rounding out the team will be myself (news and traffic) and Brent (on the street & producing). Listen to Raina & Matt on Indie88 weekday mornings from 6-10am.