Benjamin Buttercup Needs Your Help!
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Benjamin Buttercup Needs Your Help!

Are you concerned that the magic’s gone out of City Hall? If so, then this Saturday, November 3 might be your perfect opportunity to make a little magic happen over at Nathan Phillips Square, as a multidimensional mystery unfolds between the hours of 2:20 and 3:20 p.m.
Intrigued? So is Torontoist. Here’s what we know so far: a “giant jigsaw puzzle based on a leaked character from an unreleased book” will be taking place at NPS at the abovementioned time, and you are cordially invited to take part in solving it. Seems the “leaked character” in question may in fact be one Benjamin Buttercup. And apparently, old Ben’s got a problem. Turns out a dark wizard has imprisoned Benjamin Buttercup atop a dark tower, and in order to defeat this nefarious wizard, Ben’s power must be reinstated! And how will this last bit be accomplished? Why, by solving a huge, mysterious jigsaw puzzle and discovering the wizard’s riddle. Of course!
No, this is not some demented Halloween prank (that we know of), and Torontoist is not making this up. But if you can get past the possible sketchiness factor inherent here, and you want to aid in Benjamin Buttercup’s rescue, meet at the Nathan Phillips Square skating rink this Saturday…
Good luck?
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