The Au­dit

An ap­praisal of the month in money

Toronto Life - - The City -

$150

Ask­ing price for a “Haunted IKEA Couch” on Craigslist. The owner claims the loveseat has been the cause of recurring night­mares and para­nor­mal oc­cu­rances—like creak­ing dur­ing the early hours of the morn­ing and the seats com­press­ing when no one is sit­ting in them.

$631

Fee to ap­ply for a par­don in Canada, which the govern­ment has vowed to waive for those pre­vi­ously con­victed of mi­nor cannabis-re­lated of­fences.

$67,250

Mon­e­tary value of 269 burial vases stolen from three Mis­sis­sauga ceme­ter­ies, which po­lice sus­pect were resold for scrap metal.

$600,000

Amount paid to a Toronto “psy­chic” by a su­per­sti­tious 67-year-old man who was conned into be­liev­ing he needed to sell his house and trans­fer the money to rid him­self of evil spir­its. The for­tune teller was even­tu­ally charged with witch­craft and fraud.

$2,000,000

Es­ti­mated amount of a law­suit against Metrolinx and the city brought for­ward by a wo­man who was hit by a slab of fall­ing con­crete at Union Sta­tion.

$3,600,000

Pur­chase price of the 6,000-square-foot High Park home bought by newly ac­quired Leafs’ cen­tre­man John Tavares.

$300,000,000

Pro­jected sav­ings for the prov­ince as a re­sult of pulling fund­ing from three post-se­condary cam­pus ex­pan­sions in Bramp­ton, Mil­ton and Markham.

$1,200,000,000

Pro­jected cost of a mas­sive new Eto­bi­coke hospi­tal ap­proved by the prov­ince. The fa­cil­ity, sched­uled to open in 2023, is be­ing con­structed on an 11-hectare site near the Hum­ber River and will spe­cial­ize in re­ha­bil­i­ta­tive care.

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