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Extra, Extra: Happy Birthday, Toronto

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Oh, Toronto, you don't look a day over 175, which is the age you were when this picture was taken. Photo by {a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/wvs/3331889409/"}wvs{/a}, from the {a href="http://www.flickr.com/groups/torontoist/"}Torontoist Flickr pool{/a}.

  • Happy birthday, Toronto. Today is the 178th anniversary of your incorporation as a city.
  • But long before Toronto existed—and in fact, long before humanity existed—there was this blind eel thing that apparently every single one of us is distantly related to.
  • The New York Post thinks the coroner’s office of British Columbia might have figured out why severed feet in sneakers keep washing up on the shores of that province.
  • And would you like a refund from GO Transit? Good luck.

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