Why is Toronto called Hogtown?

Posted on August 23, 2013 in Kensington Market

Vegans beware! Toronto’s Hogtown nickname is not animal friendly.

In the late 1800s meat processing was one of the city’s main industries. Livestock of all sorts was shipped to Toronto’s railyards for slaughter and processing. Pork was one of those products, thus the name Hogtown was born.

Told you… it wasn’t pretty. The accompanying vegetable photo is just to cleanse the palate.

vegetables-hogtown

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