Condominium prices in Canada's biggest city soared by 22 percent in 2017, landing at a spectacular $523,437, despite heavy regulations put in place by the government earlier this year to tame Toronto's roaring real estate market, according to data from realty firm RE/MAX.
Being alive in Canada isn't cheap. From our astronomical rent prices, to the rising costs of basic 20-something fun stuff, practically everyone I know has fantasized about just ditching it all and heading to Berlin. Even if you cook all your own meals, skip the bar scene, and share a bathroom with four strangers from Craigslist, there's often barely enough to cover your expenses make any kind of dent in your student loan if you live in one of Canada's major cities (well, maybe except Montreal ).
According to Google's 2017 Year In Search list, the two most-Googled economic terms in Canada this year were "The Price of Bitcoin" and "Marijuana Stock", reflecting the population's growing interest in two burgeoning markets - cryptocurrency and cannabis. Bitcoin has been on an epic, unprecedented rise in the past one year, soaring more than 2000 percent in value since January, when it was at a mere USD$775. As of Wednesday morning, one bitcoin was worth almost USD$17,300.
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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".