Toronto Smell May

What's that awful smell, Toronto?

Toronto stinks. Literally. Throughout the morning we've been getting reports of a foul odour wafting across the GTA from as far east as Ajax and as far west as Oakville. Although we haven't confirmed the extent of this nefarious aroma's reach, it's definitely not confined to one area. So what in the world is causing it?

Explanations have ranged from slaughterhouses and fertilizer to Charlie Sheen and the gravy train's evil twin (no, I don't care to expand on that). Given that Toronto water had no insight to offer, I suspect that the most likely candidate of the many theories is the one offered by Laurence Lui (see immediately below), who earlier today noted that winds coming from the north east probably mean that some serious manure is being laid out to field in farm country.

Nevertheless, why not indulge in some potty talk? It may not be sophisticated, but that's never stopped us before...

@blogTO Winds have been coming from the ENE for past 24 hours.. probably manure being spread in farms in NEthree hours ago via web

@blogTO Maybe it's the smell of the Jersey Shore moving northward. #whatsthatsmellless than a minute ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®

@blogTO #whatsthatsmell A Lynch-ian bubbling up of underlying societal evil. Something momentous is about to happen.less than a minute ago via web

@blogTO It's the Leafs training camp starting early. Har har. #whatsthatsmellless than a minute ago via TweetDeck

Rob fords house has plumbing issue RT @blogTO: So that shitty smell in, but let's get creative with explaination Ideas? #whatsthatsmellless than a minute ago via Echofon

@blogto Rob Ford discovers that train is not carrying what he originally referred to as "gravy"? #whatsthatsmellless than a minute ago via HootSuite

@blogTO #whatsthatsmell michael ignatief cleaning out his campaign officeless than a minute ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®

@blogTO I would still take the #smell of farm fresh manure over stale #Toronto subway urine any dayless than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone

Rob Ford's Gravy Train derails, floods Toronto in stink. Eastern Township folks seen gathering curds and potatoes 4 poutine #WhatsThatSmellless than a minute ago via web

@blogTO viral/nasal/aroma marketing for Lady GaGa Farmville tie in promotion? #whatsthatsmellless than a minute ago via Twitter for iPad

@blogTO I don't want to talk about it, but I do sincerely apologize.less than a minute ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®

@blogto Rob Ford discovers that train is not carrying what he originally referred to as "gravy"? #whatsthatsmellless than a minute ago via HootSuite


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