Canada regularly ends up either on top or very near the top of the U.N.”s list of “Livable Nations” year after year.
Toronto too, is considered to be a clean, tolerant, friendly, sophisticated, multi-cultural and, above all, safe city. In fact, mathmatically, Toronto (North America’s 5th largest metropolis) is 35 times safer than it’s closest American rival cities Chicago, Houston and San Francisco.
It’s quite obvious that living in Toronto we have a lot to be grateful for; but our weather can be challenging, to say the least. Our summers can be so hot and humid that, you can’t even breathe. Our winters can be so cold that, you don’t dare to breathe.
This winter has been remarkable (so far) it is already almost the end of January and there is no snow and the forecast for today (January 25th) calls for +2C and the forecast for the 27th calls for +4C! This is traditionally the coldest month of the year!
To date, we have had only one brief dusting of snowfall that didn’t last as temperatures rose. Our streets are bare of snow as we write this.
Our bitterly cold days (-10C or more) have been relatively few and far between. To our newcomers and visitors, if you had to experience a Toronto winter, you really picked the right one!
It has been an exceptionally mild winter (thus far). But we Canadians know the tricks Old Man Winter can play. There is still February to come and we will not be lulled into thinking that winter won’t yet come at us with a vengance.
Our previous post, “Toronto’s Unusual Weather”