The bidding process for the 2008 Olympics started in 1998, the same year Vancouver began courting the winter event. In March of that year, Toronto city council overwhelmingly voted to form a committee that would be responsible for delivering the Games by a vote of 54-1.
According to a Canadian Press report, the luxurious and highly secure Knight XV starts at a whopping $629,000. Though, because the trucks are fully customizable, most cost much more. There are only 17 on roads worldwide and buyers include the prince of the United Arab Emirates and Houston Rockets centre Dwight Howard. Aside from the company's test SUV, none are driven in Canada.
This is what $5,000 a month gets you in Toronto's rental market.
It was multicultural, innocent and free-wheeling. The contemporary pop-culture was exhilarating: Movies were events, TV was chock full of good stuff for kids and music was still something very special. Cynicism was a word you could not spell.
Everyone who grew up in Toronto in the 1980s will remember it slightly differently, but these are some of the retro ties which universally bind us.
Behold, 30 signs you grew up in Toronto in the '80s.
The Toronto-based reclaimed furniture company Bread&Butter recently bought all of the wooden joists from Jilly's, which used to be located on the first floor of the Broadview Hotel.
Owner Blake Shaver salvaged the still workable material after stopping by the construction site and speaking to foreman. "Instead of taking this wood and throwing it in the dump," he said. "I would love to come by and grab it, salvage it, make some stuff, so the history of it can continue on."