There's no getting around it — 2020 was pretty awful. But just because we faced a year unlike any other doesn't mean there weren't moments worth remembering.

Toronto is known for its diverse population and out of that comes a variety of characters. To cheer you up as we reflect on 2020, we made a list of the most remarkable people (and animals) that kept the city's spirits up this year.

Remember the opera singer, Julie Nesrallah, who serenaded Torontonians from her balcony during the spring lockdown? Read more...

And who could forget the Woodbine Beach fox family that captured the heart of the city? Read more...

Speaking of critters, we can't leave out Dive-Bomber Dave, who became a viral sensation over the summer by terrorizing pedestrians in Liberty Village. Read more...

Obviously, Toronto Segway Man and his sidekick, Traffic Raccoon, are a duo for the ages. Read more...

Plus, we found out that the new voice of Bugs Bunny, Eric Bauza, is from right here in the GTA. Read more...

Torontonian Boman Martinez-Reid, otherwise known as Boman, rose to TikTok fame with his hilarious over-the-top skits. Read more...

Last, but certainly not least, we can't forget the larger-than-life inflatable Borat who graced Toronto with his presence this fall. Read more...

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