Snow storm will continue overnight tonight in Toronto. Also a tough commute for drivers. I watched as drivers were painfully reminded of the ancient topography of the city as they struggled to mount the Lake Iroquois Shoreline on Bathurst (that huge hill north of Davenport is the shoreline of a glacial lake).
I think of Toronto as a winter city but it's nights like this in the midsts of a winter storm and blustering, harsh winds in the canyons between tall buildings that remind me just how much effort I put into avoiding winter in the city. And again of how much effort I put into finding fun winter activities outside of the city altogether. All of this puts me in mind of the cool stuff made available by the guys at the Winter Cities Institute, the Coldscapes competition put on by the Center for Outdoor Living Design and this cool thing going on in Toronto that I wasn't fully aware of (maybe I saw stuff on instagram) until I ran across it looking for the websites for the previous two links, but cool stuff.