Vandalist: Raccoon City
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Vandalist: Raccoon City

A tribute to Toronto's unofficial mascot.


BY: Swizzle Machen
LOCATION: Kensington Market
PHOTO BY: Swizzle Studio
FIELD NOTES: For creatures that mostly knock over garbage bins, make messes, and wake us up in otherwise calm summer nights with their screeching fights, raccoons sure are loved in this city, to the point that they’ve taken on something of a celebrity status. There’s something about their fearlessness, the ability of their trash-stuffed bodies to scale any surface, and the brazen way they’ll stare you right in the eye as they tear apart your backyard that earns our respect and admiration.

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