From dearly departed Treasure Traders to Naked News naughtiness, these are the stories that Grid readers clicked on the most this year.
1. The broadcast premiere of the History Television program Treasure Trader lured thousands upon thousands of the show’s viewers to our article on star Billy Jamieson—many of whom were unaware that the Toronto-based antiques collector had passed away suddenly just after the show completed production.
2. The same laws that apply to the rest of the internet apply here as well: People like looking at pictures of naked women.
3. There’s only thing The Grid’s readers enjoy as much as eating at The Burger’s Priest—and that’s reading about it.
4. Though the Toronto real-estate market cooled off a touch this year, houses are still very expensive, especially in desirable neighbourhoods. So we suggested buying in a few that may not be on your radar.
5. The only rational response to yet another underwhelming year in Toronto pro sports? Drink your sorrows away.
6. Nowadays, when you hear about Torontonians moving to the west end, chances are they’re not talking about Parkdale.
7. Our city may be currently enamoured with gourmet, VPN-certified pizzas, but we’re still keeping tabs on the place that likely served many of us our first slice.
8. Hoping to lose a few pounds in the new year? Read this.
9. As The Grid’s resident political analyst Edward Keenan observed this year, the only thing more dispiriting than having Rob Ford as your mayor is watching him try to save his job.
10. And finally, if you’re reading this, chances are you’re a self-absorbed, video game–addicted slacker who’s living rent-free in your parents’ basement because you’re too lazy to get a proper job. Just kidding. Happy new year!