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Toronto Sound Map

For many people, the hum and buzz of the city is just noise pollution. But it's music to the ears of some Ryerson researchers. They're using the sounds of the streets to compose an ode to Toronto that paints a unique portrait of the city. The staff at the sound lab have spent the last two years recording Toronto. And they demonstrate that idea with the Toronto Sound Map, which has over 500 soundscapes of different areas. Here and Now contributor Lily Ames caught up with Frank Russo, the head of the Toronto Sound Map to hear what Toronto sounds like. Listen audio (runs 3:27)

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