October 20, 2017 9:35 am
Updated: October 20, 2017 9:37 am

Why does Toronto smell like poop?

The stench wafting in the air in Toronto is due to the city's fall sports field maintenance plan.

Jeremy Cohn / Global News

It’s hard not to notice the stench of poop emanating from various parts of the city this week.

The foul air had many wondering where the smell was coming from.

Fortunately, the smell wafting in the air isn’t toxic or dangerous.

Coun. Mike Layton tweeted on Friday the source is from an organic fertilizer being applied to sports fields across the city.

The annual event is part of city’s fall field maintenance plan.

Despite the nuisance, the poo smell isn’t supposed to last very long and is expected to clear in the next few days.

© 2017 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc.

Report an error


Want to discuss? Please read our Commenting Policy first.

Global News