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