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SNOW in Toronto!

It snowed today in Toronto. It was a a nice snowfall of maybe 5cm but you'd think the world was coming to an end.
Every year at least one snowstorm hits Toronto which gives a fair dump of snow but Torontonians always say "It doesn't snow like this in Toronto so it is a big deal." Guess what, people? If it happens at least once every winter, it does snow like this in Toronto so it isn't a big deal.
Having lived in cities that expect and prepare for snow like Edmonton, Ottawa, Montreal and even Halifax, Toronto's response to snow never fails to amuse and appall me. Since people here don't think it snows in winter, they maybe have four season tires on their vehicles, if they bother with "winterizing" at all. Snow tires are for people who live in Barrie. So everytime there is a bit of snow, traffic slows to a crawl which could be outpaced by a sloth. Or conversely, idiots in their great big SUVs are of the opinion that since they are driving an SUV they can still drive 140kph on the 401 - ignoring the fact they don't have snow tires on their SUV.
Then, every television newscast focuses on the fact that it is snowing. Photobloggers and regular bloggers post pics of the snow and talk about how difficult the snow made things for them.

It is like every year Toronto forgets that it snows in winter, even in Toronto, and when a snowstorm hits - which it does - everyone walks out into the street and wonders what the white stuff is. And like Chicken Little, they think the sky is falling.

Oh grow up and deal with it. The rest of Canada does.

Here is Rick Mercer's thought on it.

Posted by Marmy on March 1, 2007 11:34 PM


How can you not love RM?

Posted by: Crash at March 5, 2007 10:41 AM