Spending Up at Bars During NBA Finals


TORONTO — Bars across the country saw significant increases in sales during this year’s NBA Finals.

According to spending data from Moneris, Canadian spending was up six per cent year-over-year during game three. Vancouver led the charge, up 29 per cent compared to last year.

During game four, sales were up nine per cent across the country with Calgary reporting the highest growth (20 per cent).

During game five, an increase in spending of 63 per cent was reported across Canada — with a 93-per-cent increase seen in downtown Toronto and 95 per cent in the Greater Toronto Area. Edmonton also registered a 279-per-cent boost in spending during game five.

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