We’ve had a very interesting few weeks in Toronto as the Rob Ford scandal unfolds. Love him or hate him, you gotta hand it to him – he sure has kept the city, nation, and world entertained every time he enters the spotlight. When City Hall released limited edition Rob Ford bobble heads on Tuesday, fans, detractors, and speculators of the potential collectible flocked to line up and get their hands on one of the 1000. Would you line up in the cold or pay these prices to get a limited edition bobble head of the now infamous Toronto mayor?
Posts in Top Ads of the Week
We had a great time reading all the creative submissions for our first ever funny ad contest. Narrowing down the submissions was tough, as we received over 300 different ads, but with the help of our community on our Facebook page, we selected a winner. There were over 800 likes on the top 10 finalist ads before the end of the voting period to help us determine which ads should be the winner. On average, ads in our top 10 received 900 views and 4 email replies. First place was awarded to Jeremy Veenstra for his Hyundai Accent ad and he will be receiving a 15-inch MacBook Pro (2.7 GHz with Retina display). This ad received 235 likes. Second place… read more
Yesterday, evacuation orders across Calgary, with the exception of the downtown core and one block in Inglewood, have been lifted. Approximately 2,500 volunteers came to McMahon Stadium to help residents settle back into their homes. In addition to these volunteers, Calgarians have opened up their homes and offered to pitch in to help the community in any way they are able to through Kijiji listings. Kijiji Calgary Classifieds Community/Volunteers section One Kijiji poster says, “Here to help any way I can, I have a big jeep with a winch, lots of tools… can do manual labour or whatever helps.” He also generously offers his clothes and miscellaneous house “stuff” for whoever needs it. Even people from out of the province… read more
Is This Your Pink Penguin? (Winnipeg, MB) We see a lot of ads every day at Kijiji. Lost friends are some of our favorites, because they restore our faith in humanity! Anyone in Winnipeg know who this penguin may belong to? She was found abandoned in the south end of Winnipeg at a bus stop. This was posted less than a week ago and has already received over 2800 views. We hope that means the penguin made it home to their rightful owner. EMW (Eisenacher MotorenWerk) – 1949 ( Niagara Falls, ON) Classic cars are always a popular, and interesting, listing on Kijiji. This is a 1949 Eisenacher Motorenwerk (EMW) 340 with 60 horse power engine. Rumor has it… read more
Petit divan Ikéa 2 places qui se cherche un foyer (Québec, QC) It seems like Kijiji users love posting funny sofa ads. We listed two similar ones on July 31st. One of them received 97,000 views while the other is still live (Divan viril (laid) et confortable) and has exceeded 585,000 views! This one was online for only a week and had received over 25,000 views. Time Traveller wanted (Borden, ON) We have another hilarious ad this week. This one is about a time travel opportunity. If you are interested in meeting Karl Albrecht, Prince-Elector of Bavaria from 1744, look no further. This ad received 1100 views in just a few days.