Well, I am retired and Toronto has many museums, some of which are accessible for FREE through the Toronto Public Library Borrowers Card.
I have exhausted the four museums offered my the Yorkville Branch, so I thought to head off to the Lillian Smith branch (the same walking distance) yesterday to collect, if I could, a pass to the Royal Ontario Museum.
I thought to arrive at nine oíclock when the library opened and be first to get a pass.
Surprise! There was a line outside the library/
The doors opened and I was given an orange ticket number seventeen; I stood in another line, knowing that there would be nothing left by the time I inched my way to the front.
The line moved quickly, so within three minutes I was asking ďWhatís left?Ē.
Everything, said the nice man.
Sure enough, he and his co-worker had access to a rather thick three-ring binder of tickets, so I asked for, and was issued with a ROM pass, as you see above.
Let me Light the Fuse:-
We are told that sales are up 2.3% to $53.1 billion.
Thatís Canadian Dollars.
Roughly worth about 70% of what it was worth a year ago.
(I am one of the crowd who cancelled my trip to Yuma AZ because the $cdn was so weak against the $us).
Now if the dollar is DOWN 30% and sales in $cdn are UP 2.3% are we winning yet?
The article tells us even that the strong US dollar contributed to these figures.