TORONTO — First he was toast, now he's butter. Conrad the raccoon is back, sculpted into a slab of butter at Toronto's Canadian National Exhibition. The furry critter whose demise on a downtown street in July brought Torontonians together in grief and giggles is now being memorialized by a sculptor. Every year, the CNE — fondly known as "the Ex" to local residents — invites local artists to create butter sculptures in a refrigerated, glass-enclosed space as visitors watch. Former Toronto mayor Rob Ford and Yoda were among the fan favourites of years past. This year, a buttery duplication of a dead Conrad, lying flat on his back in the middle of makeshift shrine, has become a social media sensation.
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