The 9 legends of Toronto
A while ago, I saw an image that made me laugh a lot on Twitter. During the trucker protest, someone suggested that Toronto put together a suicide squad to counter them. Many of these people have become legends. I'll introduce them to you to expand your knowledge of Toronto.
Sometimes stupidity knows no bounds. In February 2019, a person thinks it's funny to throw a chair from the 45th floor onto the Gardiner (ring road). Fortunately in the story, no one was hurt. As the 20-year-old woman filmed herself, she was soon found and sentenced to pay $2,000 in fines and 150 hours of community service.
In 2019, a man assaulted at least 5 people on campus in Toronto by dumping a bucket of feces on their heads. He was easily recognizable as he always wore a hard hat on his head before committing his misdeeds. His motives are still unknown at this time....
The ways of the Lord are inscrutable. Believe Guy aka Sarko is a registered character in the city of Toronto. He is devoted to God and hands out cards in his honor wishing you a huge "Believe". He can be found all the time in Dundas Square.
Rumors say he's been doing this for over 20 years. And what a character!!! With a little digging, you can even find a YELP page about him with a 4.5/5 rating as Jesus Guy!
When some people get bored after work, they watch Netlix. No Tunnel Guy was building a tunnel after work to pass the time. And what a tunnel! When it was discovered by the Toronto police, it was 2.5 meters high and 7 meters long. All this had been done professionally with professional equipment because these people worked in construction. But everything ended well, the person saw his tunnel on the Toronto news and reported to the police. Eventually the hole was plugged up but no charges were filed against them.
Jordan Hunt, a 26 year old man, came across an anti-abortion demonstration on the street. He could have directly ignored it, but he wanted to intervene and became a legend. The person filming him is having a discussion with him about abortion, and the two disagree. Faced with his inability to convince, he charges a Mawashi-geri which falls on the person holding the phone. Afterwards, he can be heard shouting that he is sorry, that he just wanted to aim at the phone. He later turns himself in to the police and ends up with a $5000 fine.
Lazo a young woman student in Toronto has made a lot of news during this year 2017. Drunk, she decided to climb on top of a crane to take selfies. Being in Toronto, it wasn't hard to find a construction site. Finally finished, she decides to come down from the crane. It is at this moment that she slips, falls while holding on to the cable of the crane where she will slide all the way to the hook. She was then almost 50 meters above the ground and tried to climb back up the cable. After several hours on the hook, she decided to contact the emergency services. The latter arrived on the scene at 3:45 a.m. and did not dislodge her until 11 a.m. A long night for Crane Girl !
Rubber boots Guy
It is the person with whom I had the most difficulty to find and cross-check the information. Apparently he is someone who walks around Toronto wearing rubber boots and an "I hate rubber boots" t-shirt. This is done to encourage people on the street to strike up a conversation with him. A kind of social marketing magic.
It's already been 10 years since Ikea Monkey hit the Ikea store! His owner was shopping, and the monkey had escaped from his cage. The monkey attracted a lot of attention because he was dressed in a branded down jacket. Of course, having this kind of animal is illegal in Canada, yet his owner Yasmin Nakhuda tried to get him back by organizing street demonstrations: Free Darwin Now! He was confiscated by Animal Services of Toronto and now lives in a sanctuary. The animal is still at the sanctuary today and its owner had to pay a fine of 83 000 dollars.
High Park Capybara
The so-called Bonnie & Clyde of Highpark Zoo. One morning they got tired of being cooped up in their zoo and escaped! It took weeks for animal services to find and capture them. They were wading peacefully in the various lakes of High Park, living the good life. Unfortunately they have since been caught and returned to their zoo.
We're coming to the end of the Toronto legends!
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