When it comes to rental units TORONTO now has too much demand for too little supply. “What’s going on is absolutely crazy,” says real estate agent DENA SHIFF. “If a unit is listed at $1500, tenants are offering $1600 or more, with four months down, six months down. Some tenants want the unit so badly they’ll offer a full year down.”
Some units are renting for hundreds of dollars over the asking price. $3500, $4500, $5500 monthly rates are becoming much more common.
At the Toronto International Film Festival’s ‘Midnight Madness’ series ‘RAW’, a new film by Julia Ducournau, was too much for a couple of patrons who passed out during the screening. Paramedics and an ambulance were called to the Ryerson Theatre.
Storyline capsule – a vegetarian turns herself into a blood-thirsty cannibal.
The ‘wolf in wolf’s clothing’, according to columnist Edward Keenan, DOUG FORD resurfaced to launch a book he co-authored with his late brother, former mayor Rob Ford.
Doug predicts “it will be a best seller. It’s going to rock the media world, it’s going to rock the political world. Boy, it’s going to be an eyeopener.”
HMCS Ville de Quebec docked at TORONTO’s Sugar Beach for a couple of days, and then went on to Brockville and Quebec City. The ship is a Halifax-class frigate – backbone of the Canadian naval fleet and capable of a full range of missions around the world, from humanitarian assistance and disaster relief to deterrence and combat operations.
<QUEENS QUAY, 1946 – Royal York Hotel on the left, and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, then the tallest building in town at 34 storeys, on the right – PHOTO Vintage Toronto>