TIL about the Toronto Circus Riot of 1855 – A clown’s hat was knocked off in a brothel by a firefighter leading to a brawl between clowns and firefighters. The firefighters left and stormed the circus the next day with pikes and axes, setting fire to the wagons, tents and Big Top, brawling again.

Read more: http://spacing.ca/toronto/2012/10/02/the-toronto-circus-riot-of-1855-the-day-the-clowns-picked-the-wrong-toronto-brothel/

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  1. Two things never to do to a Canadian: mention the Leaf’s cup drought or poke fun at Timmy’s shitty food.

    CHECK THAT. *Three* things you don’t do to a Canadian…

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