The Au­dit

A penny-by-penny reck­on­ing of the month in money

Toronto Life - - Contents -


Fee that a Popeyes chicken joint at Yonge and Welles­ley re­cently be­gan adding to cus­tomers’ bills to off­set the lo­ca­tion’s soar­ing prop­erty taxes.


Amount that Cal­gary mayor Na­heed Nen­shi do­nated to Toronto’s Daily Bread Food Bank—$5 for ev­ery point the Arg­onauts scored in their Grey Cup win—thanks to a bet with John Tory.


Amount the prov­ince is of­fer­ing full-time col­lege stu­dents who in­curred un­ex­pected costs be­cause of the five-week fac­ulty strike. Those who dropped out be­cause of the walk­out are also el­i­gi­ble for a full tu­ition re­fund.


Cost of a replica chain of of­fice or­dered by Whitchurch-Stouf­fville mayor Justin Alt­mann, who was told to stop wear­ing the real neck­lace out­side of of­fi­cial events. A Go­FundMe cam­paign raised $2,005 to make sure tax­pay­ers didn’t have to foot the bill.


Amount a 33-year-old Lib­erty Vil­lage man al­legedly ac­cepted in cash de­posits from eight prospec­tive room­mates with­out ever rent­ing out his ex­tra room. Other vic­tims suc­cess­fully fought to get their money back.


Es­ti­mated value of jew­ellery a 38-year-old Toronto man al­legedly stole in a re­cent se­ries of En­ter­tain­ment Dis­trict of­fice break-ins.


Amount of fed­eral pub­lic tran­sit in­fra­struc­ture fund­ing—most of which would go to the TTC—that the city says it won’t be able to use be­cause of a con­di­tion set by the Lib­er­als: it must be ap­plied to projects that will be com­pleted be­fore April 2019.


Pro­posed 2018 bud­get for the TTC—a record-high 5.5 per cent in­crease over last year’s.

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