Summer in Toronto got back to normal in 2011. After two or three years of cooler pleasant summers, the heat and humidity returned the city.
This summer was a particularly hot one and saw a lot of records for heat and humidity fall. Toronto experienced 39C (the humidity made it feel like 45c+).
The Labour Day Weekend marks the traditional end of summer in Canada; the return to school of kids and teenagers (at long last!); and the beginning of the Fall Season.
The weather is pleasant and cooler and is one of the busiest times of year for the hostel. It marks a lot of “beginnings” and “ends” for a lot of people.
Universities reopen from the summer hiatus; hunting season begins for outdoorsmen; leaves begin to fall from coniferous trees; the New Year approaches; and winter is just around the corner.
In Canada, Labour Day falls on the first Monday of September (that’s next Monday) and being a statuatory holiday, it is the last long weekend on the summer.
It is also the last day of the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) anf it concluded with a three day Air Show which is not to be missed.
This year it seems there is a slight austerity measure in keeping with tough economic times.
Spectacular shows of the U.S.Air Force’s Thunderbird F-16′s and the U.S. Navy’s legendary Blue Angel’s F-18′s are not scheduled to perform. Nor are the Tricolor Arrows of the Italian Air force or the Red Arrows of the Royal Air Force.
This year there will be two precision aerobatic jet teams in the air. A private American team “Heavy Metal” flying l-39 and T-33 jets.
The other group are the show’s featured performers (as always) Canada’s own Royal Canadian Air force “Snowbirds” in their Tudor jets.
Just head for the waterfront in Toronto on Labour Day Weekend. The show is free.
The A-10 Thunderbolt a.k.a. “Warthog” will appear at the show.
Canada’s CF-18 Fighter.
The RCAF “Snowbirds” Aerobatic Team.
WW2 Spitfire Mk 9 accompanied by a RCAF CF-18 fighter.