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Photos of the 2011 Royal Winter Fair

Posted by Staff / November 9, 2011

Royal Winter Fair Toronto 2011The 89th annual Royal Agricultural Winter Fair is underway at the Exhibition grounds, running through to November 13th. All the traditional favourites are there including butter sculptures, giant vegetables (the largest pumpkin this year weighed in at just over 1199 pounds), the petting zoo (cute animal central), the Horse Show, and aisle after aisle of farm animals. Although the Fair occupies a less and less prominent position in the public imagination, it's offers an important contextual lesson regarding where our food comes from and should remind us that cities are fed by farms. Cliche as it might be, the Fair drives home how important this point really is.

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6 Comments

Jamie / November 9, 2011 at 01:20 pm
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What's Mr. Tizzard's secret?
Mark Dowling / November 9, 2011 at 03:06 pm
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There's gotta be a "Street Style: At the Royal" right? Come on BlogTO make it happen.

That said the Royal is fun and people should go.
MarcellousWallace / November 9, 2011 at 03:43 pm
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Why is that sheep wearing a gimp mask?
Syncros replying to a comment from Mark Dowling / November 9, 2011 at 05:46 pm
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+1 Mark's idea - make it happen!
Stra / November 9, 2011 at 11:00 pm
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Rob Ford and family last pic? Yes|No?
Foghorn O'Kalashnikov replying to a comment from MarcellousWallace / November 10, 2011 at 10:57 pm
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I think it's actually a goat in a burqa!

Great pics - love the animals.

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