Extra, Extra: High Park Peacock Flies Home, Beaches Set for Weekend Opening, and Toronto Shows the World Its Deep Drake-Love
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Extra, Extra: High Park Peacock Flies Home, Beaches Set for Weekend Opening, and Toronto Shows the World Its Deep Drake-Love

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"Lol "  The High Park Zoo Peacock, rooftopping along Roncey on Friday  Photo by Jeremy Gilbert, from the Torontoist Flickr Pool

“Lol.” – The High Park Zoo Peacock, rooftopping along Roncey on Friday. Photo by Jeremy Gilbert, from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.

  • After a week of being a legit conversation centrepiece (which says something, given a lot of complaint-worthy weather) the High Park peacock has given up his birdly rumspringa and voluntarily returned home to the zoo. The peacock escaped last week between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, and had been making thorough rounds on west-end rooftops and yards in the days since.

  • Depending on how you define the beginning of summer, that seasonal sprint of warmth and light kicks off Toronto-styles this weekend with the official opening of nine of the city’s 11 beaches. This means that lifeguards will be around to keep watch of those truly intrepid souls who dare to brave the icy shallows.
  • Finally, last night, Drake played the song “Know Yourself” before a Toronto crowd for the first time, and outside music outlets were way impressed by the degree to which we love our champagnepapi. Truss us daddies: our feelings are so real.

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