Whether you’re a student, a struggling artist, or a filthy-rich SOB who got that way by being crazy tight-fisted, you don’t have to spend a ton to roll high in this city. In fact, if you know where to look, you can eat like royalty, dress like a player, trick out your pad, and entertain your own pants off at an astonishingly reasonable price. There’s nothing we love more than a deal–except deals that are under 10 bucks, and the next six pages are full of ’em! To paraphrase the immortal “Honest Ed” Mirvish: Are these prices nuts? Maybe. But think of the cashew save.
Click on the blue links below to read each section of The $10 Issue
Eats & Drinks
Dining-out options for the frugal foodie. Plus: the best ways to get bombed for under $10.
The $6 gourmet: Mr Noodles edition
With a little ingenuity—and five bucks worth of ingredients—four of the city’s top chefs
were able to transform this student staple into a remarkably appealing meal.
We asked veteran vintage-picker John Christmann, co-owner of Parkdale’s The Public Butter
and Queen West’s Black Market Vintage, for some tips on second-hand shopping.
Where to find $10 furnishings.
The $10 x $10 x $10 Tap Phong challenge
Tap Phong Trading Co. is a Spadina Avenue paradise for home-decor penny-pinchers.
We gave three young Torontonians with new apartments 60 minutes and $30 to spend on outfitting their pads.
Here’s how they fared.
If I Had $10…
We asked local luminaries how they get the most bang for their buck.
Entertaining things to do for $10 or less