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This article was published 8/6/2010 (2510 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
The federal government is now saying the fake lake being built in the Toronto media centre for the G8/G20 summits really only costs $57,000.
The $1.9 million price tag is for the entire media centre. (That’s on top of the $23 million spent on the arena in Muskoka that was supposed to be the G8 media centre until the G20 was added and the entire media corps moved to Toronto).
A mock up of the lake can be seen here.
Today’s "what were they thinking" category winner goes to a $1.1 million road and sidewalk elevation in Parry Sound. Apparently the budget did not include money to hike the fire hydrant at the same time.