From Ed Conroy of the Toronto Star:
Hammy Hamster, Toronto’s most famous rodent export
For most Toronto TV fans of a certain age and affinity, early mornings in the 1980s are forever associated with the placid adventures of Hammy Hamster and his cadre of diminutive rodent friends on the riverbank. Conceived of in Toronto in the late 1950s, then callously rejected by his native country thanks to an oversight by the CBC, Hammy’s popularity has endured for more than six decades and continues to fascinate new and old viewers alike. Continue reading.