Extra, Extra: Weed Galore, FOI Requests Possible on City Website, Toronto Rents Reach Sad New Heights
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- At least six new marijuana dispensaries have opened in Toronto in the past six weeks, which not-coincidentally lines up with pal-of-pot Justin Trudeau’s designation as prime minster. A Vancouver dispensary owner opened up his first Toronto shop in Kensington Market two weeks ago, reasoning that “with Trudeau being elected, that’s when we knew it was time to come here … it’s an even bigger market.” Truly, business advice to proverbially puff on and pass along.
- Oh hey, guess what? You can now totally file Freedom of Information requests on the City of Toronto’s website. Each request will cost you a modest five bucks a pop; the satisfaction you’ll achieve while donning your amateur gumshoe hat: priceless. (h/t @goldsbie, of course.)
- Real estate aggregator rentseeker.ca has done the dismal work of telling us how much of our paycheques are going straight from our employers to our landlords, and it ain’t pretty. How not pretty, you ask? Well, here are a few things that $928 can get you in Toronto: 618 candy bars; a round-trip ticket to Marrakech; a month’s rent in a bachelor apartment before fees. (Are you crying yet? You will once you see what they pay for a two bedroom in Oshawa.)
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