153 - The Toronto Clown Riots

What do you get when some clowns and some fire fighters walk into the same brothel? A straight up WAR. This week is a weird and wonderful story involving crooked cops, a religious order, some clowns and a bar fight. It's a lot of bloody fun! 


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Resources and further reading: 



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



https://torontoist.com/2013/09/how-a-fight-with-clowns-led-to-the-birth-of-modern-policing-in-toronto/



https://nationalpost.com/posted-toronto/new-book-on-torontos-odd-history-shows-the-city-was-weird-before-rob-ford



http://torontodreamsproject.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-circus-riot.html?m=1

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