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Why Hogtown smelled like a pigsty on Thursday

Last Updated Oct 20, 2017 at 2:00 pm EDT

Many across Toronto smelled it, and now the mystery of who dealt it has been solved.

Toronto was a little stinkier than usual on Thursday and Coun. Mike Layton tweeted Friday morning assuring citizens no foul play was involved.

It turns out the “poo smell” many described was in fact just that – organic fertilizer was applied to sports fields and parks in ward 19, Trinity-Spadina. The ward covers a large part of the downtown west area including Little Italy, West Queen West, Liberty Village, Christie Pits and the Fort York neighbourhood.

Breakfast Television’s Kevin Frankish asked viewers to weigh in with the hashtag 

Viewers shared their theories on why Hogtown smelled like a pigsty.