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Every Toronto-centric thing Auston Matthews can now buy with $13.25 million

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Photo credit:John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports
Filipe Dimas
8 months ago
With news of Auston Matthews new contract that will pay him $13.25 million a year, fans are likely to have two reactions. Joy that the repetitive chirps about him leaving for Arizona will now end, and awe at just how much money the franchise centre is making.
$13.25 million is a lot of money, it’s even more when you consider that NHL contracts are paid out in USD. Put into Canadian dollars, Auston Matthews is projected to make about $17.9 million each year of the new extension. What exactly does that kind of money buy you in Canada’s largest city? Let’s take a look. 
For $17.9 million CAD ($13.25 million USD), someone in Toronto can buy:
Housing
  • 2 detached Bridle Path homes (@ $7.2 million average)
  • 23 GTA condos (@ $750k average)
Hockey & Sports
  • 813 Premium Maple Leafs Season ticket packages at (@ $22,000 each)
  • 716,000 general admission tickets to the Hockey Hall of Fame (@ $25/each)
  • 132 fines for violating the NHL’s collective bargaining agreement
  • 28 games of Pascal Siakam (prorated to his $37.9 million USD salary in 2023/2024)
Events & Activities
  • 8,950 tickets to see Taylor Swift in Toronto (@ $2000/each current resale price)
  • 203,409 tickets to premium TIFF screenings (@ $88/each)
  • 337,735 CN Tower SkyPod tickets (@ $53/each)
  • 447,500 visits to Casa Loma (@ 40/each)
  • 458,974 visits to see the T. rex exhibit at the ROM (@ $39/each)
Travel
  • 68,846 round trip flights between Toronto and Montreal (@ $260/each)
  • 5,424,242 rides on the TTC (@ $3.30/each)
  • 989,496 GO Train rides from Union Station to Niagara Falls (@ $18.09/each)
Clothing
  • 68,846 Auston Matthews home jerseys from Real Sports (@ $260 each)
  • 106,547 OVO hoodies (@ $168/each)
  • 83,255 pairs of Kawhi II New Balance Sneakers (@ $160 USD/each)
Food & Drinks
  • 1,325,925 20 oz beers at Scotiabank Arena (@ 13.5/each)
  • 17,900,000 hot dogs at the Blue Jays’ Loonie Dog Night
  • 596,666 four pound tacos from the CNE (@ $30/each)
  • 3,713,692 medium double doubles and a 10-pack of Timbits (@ $4.82/each)
  • 26,323 dinners at Masaki Saito, Toronto’s two-star Michelin restaurant (@ $680/each)
  • 968,090 litre bottles of Costco Maple Syrup (@ $18.49/each)
  • 1,193,333 orders of traditional poutine from Smoke’s (@ $15/each)

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