Budget chief says city facing $2.5 billion shortfall, sparking fears of TTC fare hike (Toronto)
Toronto Budget Chief Mike Del Grande spent the day battling with fellow councillors, laying out the city’s financial woes. “I was very clear in this meeting. Our capital budget, which is an inheritance that is a poison pill to us, is that the debt is $2.5 billion at this time and [...]
Here are some statistics from the year 1909
The average life expectancy was 47 years.
Only 14 percent of homes had a bathtub.
Only 8 percent of homes had a telephone.
There were only 8,000 cars and only 144 miles of paved roads.
The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.
The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower!
The average wage in 1909 was 22 cents per hour.
The average worker [...]