The Au­dit

A penny-by-penny reck­on­ing of Toronto’s spend­ing habits

Toronto Life - - Contents -


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.

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