A penny-by-penny reckoning of Toronto’s spending habits
Amount Woodbine Entertainment Group paid two temporary hires to encourage and oversee Pokémon Go playing at a one-day job fair.
Price of the Discovery Dive, a new 30-minute guided swim with sharks, sawfish and turtles at Ripley’s Aquarium. Sessions are sold out until 2017.
Cost of a green “Pablo” military jacket, the priciest item at a Kanye West popup shop that took over a storefront on Ossington for three days.
Estimated amount the city spent during the 36-day hunt for High Park’s fugitive capybaras, including overtime expenses for 30 staffers and $5,500 for the “professional services” of an animal tracker.
Amount the Weeknd donated to Black Lives Matter in August. The dread-headed R&B singer, né Abel Tesfaye, had given $50,000 to U of T to help establish an Ethiopian studies program a few days earlier.
Value of 69 sets of moose, elk and deer antlers that were stolen from a Caledon taxidermy shop. The thieves also nabbed a pickup truck and two ATVs.
Amount in overdue electricity bills that 60,528 households owed Toronto Hydro last year. More than 560,000 homes were in arrears across Ontario, according to new data.
Value of an order that Metrolinx recently placed with Bombardier for 125 new GO train cars, on top of 65 coaches that are already in the works—all of which, we’re sure, will arrive right on time.