The city moved a step closer Monday night to cracking down on short-term rentals, but many Torontonians say the rules should be more flexible. Mayor John Tory's executive committee voted to approve a set of recommendations, include changing the zoning bylaws to create a category called "short-term rentals," licensing companies like Airbnb and starting a registry for anyone operating a short-term rental unit.
Anyone who owns property in the city knows their taxes will likely increase each year, but no one expects a property tax hike of 100 per cent. So you can imagine Jack Prattas's shock when he opened the 2017 property tax bills for a few buildings his family owns on Yonge Street. "I've never seen anything like this before," said Prattas. "The massive tax increases are unprecedented." Prattas's father and uncles purchased five buildings around Yonge Street and Wellesley Street in the 60s.
In just two weeks, 89-year-old Alma Kocialek will walk down the aisle at convocation and pick up her diploma, becoming the oldest person to graduate from York University. The chatty Brampton woman says she decided to go back to finish her degree in Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies in 2011 after her husband died of cancer. "I knit and I would never want to knit a sweater and leave it without a sleeve or a collar," said Kocialek. "I thought now's as good a time as any.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".