Love Park has many animal sculptures including the raccoon above. Read More.
Artist Emily May Rose has painted her raccoons getting up to mischief on various walls around the city. The critters above were found in Feel Good Lane.
These groups were spotted on the wall of 1988 Davenport Road and across from Yonge Dundas Square. We like how when the raccoons spray paint, it is usually to paint raccoons.
These raccoons are brought to you by Guinness and located on Richmond Street West behind the Sheraton Centre.
This driving raccoon is part of a bigger mural at the foot of University Ave. Honk Honk!
At Toronto's aquarium you will find these butterflyfish called raccoon butterflyfish in tribute to everyone's least favourite nocturnal invaders. Read More.
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Bay Christmas Windows
The Hudson Bay store on Queen Street West always has different Christmas windows. One year there were raccoons included amongst the creatures of the Enchanted Forest. Read More.
Toronto Zoo Residents
The Toronto Zoo has a bunch of raccoons. Some live in the woods surrounding the zoo and some are permanent residents. The stump above has at least three raccoons piled up inside. The signage at the zoo informed us that the black mask around their eyes helps raccoons see better at night by reducing glare. It works in much the same way as a baseball outfielder putting black under their eyes to help them spot and catch fly balls.
A Micmac story says that the raccoon was caught stealing and as punishment had the black circles placed around his eyes to remind everyone of what he had done. This raccoon above is doing some hard time in the zoo's enclosure. If by hard time you mean sleeping all day and only waking up to be hand delivered your meals.
If you want to know what a raccoon feels like, the zoo sometimes has touch tables where you can feel animal fur. Raccoons have tiny whiskers on their toes which increases their ability to feel food in the dark.
Toronto Zoo Visitors
Other raccoons at the zoo are free to come and go as they wish. On many occassions we have had to warn people "Don't use that garbage bin, a raccoon just crawled in there". The zoo is located in the Rouge Valley so there are no shortage of wildlife visitors. These little guys were probably waiting for their mother to return with a treat from the trash.
This raccoon seemed not to mind the crowds walking around the zoo and was content to sit on a patch of grass and scratch itself.
This group of little guys chose to take a shortcut through one of the African enclosures. This can be a dangerous move. This enclosure happened to contain the harmless antelope called a Kudu and a disinterested vulture named Lloyd.
The enclosure is also home to the dreaded hornbill gang. This group of ground hornbills is intimidating as it marches around the enclosure. Raccoons are pretty fearless fighters so they may not be afraid, but no one wants to get a good pecking from these large birds.
One year the Toronto Zoo had different characters made out of bales of hay. The beloved raccoon was also included.
STACKT Market is made up of shipping containers. Inside are many different vendors. The market is also known for its artwork. At the north end of the market on Bathurst Street you can find this painting of a raccoon.
This raccoon shares Clover Hill Park with some snails, rabbits and a donkey wearing casts on its legs. Read More.
These four utility box raccoons are from artist Jeff Blackburn. Clockwise they are a tourist raccoon with a camera at Church and Front, a toothy raccoon at the bottom of the Baldwin Steps, a trumpet holding raccoon outside of The Rex on Queen Street West.and a regular raccoon at Roncesvalles and High Park Blvd.
Another box in Scarborough can be found at Markham Rd. and Ellesmere. These raccoons are working together to reach new heights.
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