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The Globe and Mail Published Tuesday, Apr. 29 2014, 1:00 PM EDT Surplus Toronto street signs ? some of them autographed by the city?s notorious Mayor Rob Ford ? went on auction this week. Early bids on the 105 decommissioned Toronto street signs have produced a few surprises, not to mention some lessons on the city?s political and spiritual geography. All bid prices are as of Tuesday morning. Queen Street rules: Four of the top 12 bids are for Queen Street, with Queen Street East consistently outpacing Queen Street West. The top-priced bid on Tuesday was $555 for a Queen Street East sign autographed by Mayor Rob Ford. The Ford Effect: Mayor Ford autographed 16 of the 105 signs available. The early evidence is that the mayor?s autograph adds value ? or subtracts, depending on the location. Those looking for a piece of Queen Street East put a premium on the mayor?s penmanship, with the autographed version at $555 versus $425 unadorned. Travel to Queen Street West, however, and the same sign is valued more highly without the autograph ($345) than with ($330). Perhaps those seeking a memento of Queen West?s vanished pre-hipster glory days are less enamoured of the mayor? Bay Street undervalued? For a street that?s synonymous with money, Bay Street signs appear to be going cheap. The autographed version is bid at $365, with unsigned versions at $325 and $290. Then again, the auction lasts for 60 days, so the smart money may be in derivatives. Here
$99 -- ‘Kurios’ by Cirque du Soleil w/Popcorn, Soda and Gift* By Anna Heinemann Exclusively for Travelzoo subscribers, the new Cirque du Soleil big top show "Kurios - Cabinet of Curiosities" is offering a complimentary popcorn, soda, candy and souvenir gift (package valued at $31) with the purchase of seats to select August and September performances in Toronto. Price Level 2 tickets are $99-$105 and Price Level 1 tickets are $120 for the following performances under the Grand Chapiteau at The Port Lands: Friday, Aug. 29 at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31 at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3 at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4 at 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7 at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10 at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11 at 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14 at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18 at 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21 at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25 at 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28 at 5 p.m. Child tickets (ages 2-12) are also available at these performances for $10 less than the prices listed. The high prices are for the Friday and Sunday performances. Drawing inspiration from technological innovations of the late 19th century, the show delves into a world of curiosity and mystery. Inside the curio cabinet of an ambitious inventor, the visible becomes invisible, perspectives are transformed and the world is literally turned upside down. Book by May 11. How to book Click here to book online at Cirque du Soleil Select date from the calendar. Enter quantity then select seating section from the seating chart.
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Toronto's best Taco spots
Toronto is packed full of amazing Mexican restaurants that all deserve a spot on this list but if you want to hit up some of the best, use this list as an ultimate bucket list for taco spots. Don't miss out on any delicious tacos this summer!