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Curbed Awards: Biggest TO Shitshows And Disasters of 2013

It's time to make up a bunch of awards and hand them out to the most deserving people, places and things in the real estate, architecture and neighbourhood universes of downtown Toronto! Yep, it's time for the Annual Curbed Awards! Up now: Biggest Toronto Disasters of 2013.


The Year of Mayor Ford: First Torontonians were disappointed when Mayor Ford couldn't/wouldn't lose the weight, then we were dumbfounded at what happened next. The crack video, drug allegations, getting drunk at the Taste of the Danforth, more allegations, a mock Saturday Night Live appearance and more drunken slurs. What will happen next for RoFo in 2014? Toronto awaits the political soap opera.

Ice, Ice, Baby: The ice storm was deemed one of the largest winter storms in Toronto's history. The icy weather storm took down the city, trees, and left residents without heat and power for several days. The city resembled a winter wonderland meets a yellow-taped crime scene. While some found shelter and Christmas dinner at family and friends; others tried to stay warm by running their barbecue in the garage; sadly resulting in carbon monoxide poisoning.

Toronto's Epic Flood: Toronto's summer storm surprised the city when a small rainstorm quickly turned into a flash flood, with parts of the city under water. The highway and subway were flooded and commuters swam for their lives in the submerged GO Train.

Falling Glass in the Downtown Core: More glass fell from the Shangri-La Hotel on University Avenue, forcing us to update our Heatmap of Falling Glass in the Downtown Core. Glass keeps falling from Toronto towers and nothing seems to be done about it.
· Curbed Toronto's Memorable Posts of 2013 [Curbed Toronto]
· Toronto Flooding Photos [Twitter]