The Audit: bank bonuses, the Blue Jays’ payroll and the month’s other notable numbers

The Audit: bank bonuses, the Blue Jays’ payroll and the month’s other notable numbers

The Audit: February 2013

Total increase for the 2013 Toronto Police Service budget, notably less than the $21.4 million Chief Blair requested.

Monthly fee to read the Toronto Sun’s “premium articles,” a designation that includes the Sunshine Girl but not breaking news.

Cost for a six-pack of Westvleteren XII, a rare beer previously sold only at the Belgian abbey where it’s brewed. At the Yonge Street and Queens Quay LCBO, all 120 cases sold out in four minutes.

Fine for owning a monkey in Toronto.

Amount a Brampton woman paid, per buttock, to perk up her caboose with injections she claims were faulty because her butt quickly returned to its pre-perky state.

Amount in cash a Brampton seamstress found hidden in a dress shirt, the same amount she returned to the owner, less a $10 alteration fee.

Amount Mississauga resident Gustavo Gomez allegedly charged a client for healing rituals involving bloody eggs, worms and black coal.

Amount paid at auction for Group of Seven painter A. Y. Jackson’s St-Tite-des-Caps, some $20,000 more than expected.

Average price of a detached home in Toronto, 3.8 per cent less than in 2011.

Grant money the Gates Foundation awarded a U of T engineering team to refine a waterless, hygienic toilet for developing countries.

Estimated cost of a mayoral by-election.

Approximate increase in the Blue Jays’ payroll for the 2013 season, improving their odds of winning the World Series from 144:1 to 8:1.

Value of the Leafs—one of the NHL’s perennially losingest teams—during a lockout season, as estimated by Forbes magazine.

Estimated drop in the Thomson family’s net worth between a 2007 peak and November 2012, when Geoff Beattie resigned as Woodbridge CEO.

Amount Canadian banks set aside for 2012 bonuses, up $800 million from 2011.