Extra, Extra: Kardinal Offishall Talks Pre-Drake Toronto Hip-Hop Scene, Poppy Box Theives Identified, Record Number of GTA Homes Sold in October
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Extra, Extra: Kardinal Offishall Talks Pre-Drake Toronto Hip-Hop Scene, Poppy Box Theives Identified, Record Number of GTA Homes Sold in October

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  • Even before Drake became the 6ix god, the Toronto rap scene was full of talented MCs. One of the most famous is undoubtedly Kardinal Offishall. The Toronto rapper recently spoke about his experiences making it in the scene in the ’90s, and how today’s superstars are (or aren’t) reflecting on the GTA artists that came before them. “I think it’s super dope to see Drake and The Weeknd do their thing. Bieber’s not really from Toronto but close enough. At the same time, it’s not necessarily Drake or The Weeknd’s responsibility to educate people about the legacy [of Toronto],” he writes. His latest album, Kardi Gras Vol. 1: The Clash is out now.
  • Two suspects have been identified in the theft of a poppy donation box from a Tim Hortons at Bloor Street West and Dufferin Street this Saturday. The theft was captured on the store’s surveillance camera, and was temporarily released to the public before the age of the suspects was identified (they are believed to be under 18). Warrants for the subjects’ arrest will be out by tomorrow.
  • More than 8,800 homes were sold in the GTA last month, more than any other month of October on record. The record-breaking number is consistent with a trend that shows Toronto as likely to break the annual record for homes sold. Also consistent is the city’s trend towards a lack of affordable housing; the average price has grown $43,531 for the month of October, making it even more difficult for first time homeowners to be able to afford GTA real estate.

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