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Toronto Ice Storm 2013

December 23, 2013

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Ok, so there’s not much about this video that’s really Open the Happy-ish. We just woke up this morning at 5AM (thank you, jetlag!) and saw that there was no power in the house. We stepped outside and saw that there was ice EVERYWHERE and no power on the street, either. We called my parents in Pickering and they, too, were out of power. We turned on the radio and heard that the ice storm and blackouts were widespread. We hopped on Twitter to ask some of you how things are going, and found out that a bunch of you were in the dark, too. Then we saw this Tweet from the official Toronto Hydro account:

In other words, WE’RE SCREWED!

Why are we screwed? Because we have to finish the EYKAs, that’s why! How can we edit or upload without electricity? Funny how we didn’t care much about food or safety. We’re more like “BUT OUR VIDEEEEOOOOO!!!!” Eep!

We stepped outside and did our best to get ice off the car, and it took a loooong time. We decided to venture out into the pitch blackness and see if the entire city was in the dark. Our hopes were that we’d find a Starbucks or something that was unaffected, and then we’d camp out there. So, out we ventured into the wild winter wasteland to look for a place to go. Traffic lights were unfunctional. Trees were snapped from the weight of the ice and in the middle of the roads, while other trees groaned and cracked under the weight and let us know that they were ready to snap, too.

Fortunately, we found that part of Etobicoke had power, so we stocked up on stuff at Walmart and Tim Hortons (yes, Tim Hortons in the face of an impending Apocalypse, of course!), and then drove back to Martina’s parents’ home to let them know what the status was.

Funny story: when we walked into Walmart, I had this dialogue with an attendant:

Me: “Excuse me, sir. Could you direct me to the aisle in which I can find Armageddon supplies?”
Him: “What kind?”
Me: “The Kind that will prepare me for the impending Apocalypse”
Him: “That’ll be down the hardware aisle, to the left”

He did let out a smile, though, so at least he knew I was joking.

Here’s an Instagram video we took as well, since we’re in the spirit of sharing just about everything we did today:

I’m sure some of you are wondering now, though, how this video is uploaded, if there’s a power outage. Fortunately, there are pockets of the city still with electricity. Martina’s sister’s house is in one of them. So we packed up all of our gear and drove over there. While we were in front of her house, though, a giant arm of a huge tree snapped off and landed right behind us. Any further back and we would have been hit. I didn’t get footage of that. I just said “STOP TALKING GTFO GOGOGO!” The wires were shaking from the tree falling. That’s how a lot of the power is out, I believe. Snapping trees are taking down power lines, and with them, our electricity.

So, we’re writing this now safely in Martina’s sister’s place and finishing up the EYKAs. If this place doesn’t black out, then we should start uploading it by tonight and should be ready to publish for tomorrow. BOOYA! Stay tuned to make sure you don’t miss out on any updates, just in case.

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  1. I remember that year! Thankfully I was only out of power for a few hours, left for work from a still warm house and came back to a toasty one cause the heating had been going for a bit. I did have to yell at my grandmother to come over since her apartment was out of power for two days.

    2 years ago
  2. What is this strange thing called ice? Entire cities where I am from have been shutdown in the past if there has been even a small chance of snow or ice in their forecasts. It’s the first time I have ever seen ice covered trees before, and it is pretty amazing looking!

    3 years ago
  3. //whispers
    it’s happening again :c
    -25 + wind chill tomorrow. someone hold me, i’m going to be an ice block.

    3 years ago
  4. Hehe, I live in Maine (USA lol) and I TOTALLY understand these feels xD Luckily I live in Portland and on the Southern end of the state so we just got a &%*# ton of snow, probably bordering 3~4 feet in, like, 5 days. And now we have ice in top of it (e.e) Gotta love dem Nothern winters xD

    3 years ago
  5. What can I say…. welcome to Toronto guys xD haha I too was without electricity for 3 days and just got it back like 3 hours ago! Luckily the movies at Eglinton square were open so my family kinda camped out there! Hope better weather comes and have a Merry Christmas ^^

    3 years ago
  6. I’m in Ohio and we had an ice/snow storm a few weeks back. I was the lucky person in my family who didn’t have school or work that day. It took my parents about 3 hours to get home from work because of the traffic from accidents and such the storm caused.
    I was kind of excited because I thought it meant we’d have a white Christmas this year…but no such luck it seems. We have rain though.

    3 years ago
  7. York University and the Village had power the whole time, I guess because we have underground wires.
    Everything is totally iced over though and we have run out of salt.
    In other news people have been using the Yorku south parking lot as a makeshift ice rink lol.

    3 years ago
  8. We just got power back too! WE. HAVE. THE. POWER! W00t!

    Hope everyone turns on soon too.

    Cyber_3 – on the lookout for BattleCat

    3 years ago
  9. i feel you there — hit NF too! QAQ

    3 years ago
  10. This is why we head down to the tropics every winter

    3 years ago
  11. And then there’s little me…suffering from the HOT SUN oh god, I’ll melt e.e I hate summer AND drinking hot chocolate, why do I have to drink it in summer, wwhyyyy?? I want to touch snow for once :c

    3 years ago
  12. I think it’s so weird but cool to see you two affected by the same weather I am (although here it was thankfully just rain) when you’re normally so far away!
    Also, Martina, we were super impressed by your violent ice-scraping skill…it’s super effective. ;)

    3 years ago
  13. We JUST got our power back at 4:50 this morning in Oshawa D:
    It was brutal. the trees all along my street are broken. While it was happening you’d think you were hearing fireworks, nope. Tree branches breaking left and right. ohmahgawd. Be safe you guys! I heard from friends in Toronto they still don’t have power. :(

    3 years ago
  14. Wow, the roads are so huge. I live in Ireland, and the roads aren’t as big as that unless it’s a motorway. But wow, that ice is crazy!!! A few years back( I think it was 2010 and 2011) we had a couple of really bad winters (black ice on all the roads, bitter cold, everything closed). It sucked. I was looking at the roads, and they don’t look very icy. Is that just me, or have they been cleared already? Hope you guys are ok!

    3 years ago
  15. omg… please stay safe!!
    btw…i am not in christmas mood because in germany there will be a christmas with 15°C…. no snow no ice nothing… so sad.

    3 years ago
  16. Omg! That ice looked really really cool! Scary…but cool! But stay safe you guys! Not sure about Canada but here in Chicago when the power is out people get stupid.

    3 years ago
  17. Wow, this reminds me of what Walla Walla looked like after the windstorm in January 2008. We had snow on the ground at the time, so it was quite similar. Also, Spokane — 3 hours north of us — has ice storms like this every few years. It was always of special interest to my mother-in-law, who worked at the power company. You guys take care!

    3 years ago
  18. When is the meet up :) hopefully before jan 6 (back to school). Be safe guyz! Crazy Canadian weather.. lol

    3 years ago
  19. haha the dialogue with the attendant at Walmart’s funny :). I’m glad you guys are safe. Despite fearing for your lives as well as the lack of food supplies etc.. on another note, the frozen icicles on the trees are actually really pretty

    3 years ago
  20. Mother Nature is just finicky. I’m in NJ and we had 70 degrees as our temp today only after having had two snowstorms back to back just days before. People had shorts on at the mall today, but will have to put it away because we’re going to 35 tomorrow night all the way through to Christmas. It’s 63 now at 11pm….talk about crazy and confusing.

    3 years ago
  21. Does this mean we can expect an EYK baby nine months from now? That baby would be totes magotes the coolest infant ever!!

    But in all seriousness, please be careful. We’ve had a couple of bad ice storms in the NJ/NY area in the past and I can just remember trees being turned into toothpicks and not having any solid, steady surface so the falls were brutal. So please be super careful.

    I will say Martina is a driving champ to brave driving on icy roads…she’s my hero…Danika Patrick, ain’t got nothing her.

    3 years ago
  22. thank god the weather in Edmonton is not that bad although they are warning of freezing rain tonight. So keep warm guys and stay safe.

    3 years ago
  23. So that is where all the snow went to. I am in Ohio, which is approximately right below Toronto-ish area. The weather here in Ohio was about 60 degrees Fahrenheit today and yesterday.

    3 years ago
    • I’m in NYC, it’s been like 65 degrees here for the past few days too!

      Meanwhile, my cousins in Brampton, Ontario are without power…

      3 years ago
  24. Your gonna hate me but in Florida is hot, I don’t like it you cant feel the Christmas spirit.

    3 years ago
  25. I love the beauty ice storms create. In Wisconsin, we are just getting endless snow, which is also quite pretty. Stay safe!

    3 years ago
  26. Once in Melbourne, on Christmas (its summer here, normally 30 degrees), there was a bad storm. It even hailed! Melbourne weather, why you so weird?

    3 years ago
  27. Woah guys, loved this video. WHAT IS CANADA!?! XD

    3 years ago
  28. In the UK it’s cold but I don’t think it will ever get as crazy as an ice storm like this. Everyone goes crazy when a few centimetres of snow falls (at least further south, the northerners are made of strong stuff). Hope you stay safe and warm.

    3 years ago
  29. those icicles look really pretty though.. to lure in unsupecting vitims and snap!

    3 years ago
  30. I’m in NC too haha I just wore short today to have lunch with my friend and i keep getting message from NYC/Toronto friends about power outage and no foods.

    Funny how we are all in the East Coast, but have no weather in common :)

    Wishing for a small white christmas too :(

    3 years ago
  31. That is bizarre because about 300 miles south in NYC, we had 70 degree weather today.
    In other news, today is my birthday.

    3 years ago
  32. Gen

    Down here in Georgia we’re getting thunderstorms like noooooo. I’m not in the mood for wet. I want cold and cold only.

    3 years ago
  33. Holy smokes, guise. Stay safe! So glad to hear Martina’s sister still has power so you can all stay toasty warm together. Seriously, though, don’t go around playing with danger trees! Danger trees are dangerous!!! On another note, that’s totally true about tons of babies being born as a result of natural disasters. After one of the really bad hurricanes we had here in the States (I think it was last October? Or maybe the year before) there were apparently lots of “hurricane babies” :P

    3 years ago
  34. I just left Nova Scotia on the 14th, just in time to escape the winter weather, right? No. Got back to Missouri, and now we’re covered in ice as well. *shakes fists Florida Evans style*

    3 years ago
  35. Martina, you have officially taught me how to remove a sheet of ice from car windows. A few weeks ago we had a freeze and it took over half an hour for me to rescue my windshield from a thick layer of ice. I live in the desert, I don’t even own an ice scrapper. I ended up using a salt water solution and a dust pan XD It worked but I definitely like your method better.

    Stay safe up north you guys. Hope for everyone’s safety, and sanity, no more power goes out and the power gets restored quickly.

    3 years ago
  36. I love Canada – you guys get some serious weather :D And I just looked up the weather for Toronto on tuesday and it was like “highs of -10” HOLY CRAP

    3 years ago
  37. Whoa! Stay safe, guise! As much as we can’t wait for the EYKAs, we’ll wait if it means you two not getting killed by falling iced branches of doom! Also, amazing that you have so much ice/snow, while here in Washington DC it’s 70 degrees…(Fahrenheit…google says that’s 21.1 C)!!

    3 years ago
  38. Oh man, when I was a kid we moved to North Carolina and a part of it which was apparently famous for getting ice storms and when we moved in we went “why does this southern house have two word burning fireplaces and a cord of wood” 4ftx8ftx4ft “in the backyard?” And then two weeks after we moved in we lost power for three days from an ice storm, not very fun times!

    3 years ago
  39. The frost-giants have taken over Toronto, and they have to be stopped or they will take over Canada . OH NO.

    3 years ago
  40. MmM

    Don’t worry about the EYKAs, guys, just stay safe and warm!

    3 years ago
  41. Dang. Down here its 50 degrees F.
    The closest to MEGA DEATH WINTER I’ve experienced was when it was 20 degrees for a week.

    3 years ago
  42. I couldn’t get in contact with my family in Montreal. I think they could be out of power.

    3 years ago
    • WHAT NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! I want to keep my electricity! I hope it won’t happen

      3 years ago
  43. MY GOD! It’s 1998 all over again! It was fun though, no school, electric transformer exploding, making small aurora borealis, skating on the street, reading manga all day. AHHHHH, such a great time!

    3 years ago
  44. Safe and warm wishes from Saskatchewan. (Warm in the heart sense, not in the heat sense. It’s minus thirty today)
    Don’t get… iced. *puts on sunglasses* YEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH.

    3 years ago
  45. Question: As nasty as it is outside, have you guys played the Mr. Freeze Game sometime today?

    Also, I gotta say, just seeing Burhamthorpe Rd. in your video made my day, GTA pride!

    3 years ago
    • Hmm…never heard of that game. What is it?

      3 years ago
      • I don’t know if that’s the official name for the game (or if I got the character’s name wrong, don’t kill me!) but you know it. It’s the game I’ve seen you play where you see who can say the most synonyms for cold…in Arnold Schwartzenegger’s voice of course.
        LETS KICK SOME ICE! (I think he says that in Batman and Robin)

        3 years ago
  46. I believe upstate New York got hit by the same ice storm. Oddly enough, in downstate New York, specifically NYC, it’s unseasonably warm. It almost hit 70°F! I think that’s almost 20°C.

    3 years ago
  47. Flip it’s 3 degrees right now( 9:00)
    Hope it doesn’t worsen for the you guy, you wouldn’t want to be out of electricity for long, i wouldn’t i would die with reading manga for a day!!

    3 years ago
  48. You have confirmed my beliefs, winter is evil and yucky! I will never go anywhere near snow or ice, unless it’s ice for my drink. I’m glad you guys are safe and did that psa about how people shouldn’t use this time to make babies.

    3 years ago
  49. Hasn’t even started snowing yet in the west Midlands, UK. It should be starting soon it’s so could. Never going out again, just going to stay holed until school starts again.

    3 years ago
  50. We had an Icemageddon like that a couple years ago here in Nebraska. It was pretty scary. I had never seen anything like it before. Our block of town was without power for about 3 days. There were other parts of town where power was down for about a week. I worked at Pizza Hut at the time and by day 3 I was out delivering pizzas on 2-3 inch sheets of Ice. There were places I literally had to walk the block to deliver because the car wouldn’t make it up the hill. It was no fun because that same week I fell on the ice and broke my tailbone for the second time and couldn’t sit properly for a couple weeks afterwards. Never wanna go through that again. We stayed at the house instead of trying to go anywhere else though. We had an extension cord ran out the front door of the house to the car so we could keep our phones charged and plug a heater in to to keep the worst of the chill off. Switched back and forth between the heater and a laptop that we watched movies on. Thank goodness for lots of thick blankets and warm clothes.

    3 years ago
  51. Oh man, I hope you guys get power soon! It’s been alright in Thornhill (Yonge and Steeles area), but facebook tells me that basically everywhere else got hit. Stay safe!

    3 years ago
  52. Stay safe fellow Torontonians and GTA-ers and anyone else whose weather is Shitty McShitterson right now! Our power was only out for 12 hours (actually it was just our streets, the houses outside this street were all fine), luckily it’s back now :)

    Also, if not for the falling trees and icy sidewalks ,I’d just stay inside even though it’s not that cold. Some drivers are really stupid in this kind of weather. My parents had to run out to by gas canisters for our portable gas stove so we could prepare food (it’s a religious day for Buddhists I think, so we had to prepare stuff for tonight) and this idiot sped down the street and swerved onto our street, nearly slammed into my parents’ care ’cause they lost control -_-

    3 years ago
  53. And people here in Memphis thought we had a bad ice storm on December 6th… (It was just ice on the trees and that’s it, every school still closed) I’m gonna show them this video so they can see what an ice storm is REALLY like! Stay safe!

    3 years ago
  54. Omg, I heard about this on the news today here in Spain and I immediately thought about you guys!

    btw
    I’ve been to Canada several times when I was in high school and my favorite thing ever is Tim Horton’s Honey Cruller! I miss TH sooo much.. -_-

    Be careful! And have a great time with your family and friends ;)

    3 years ago
  55. Stay safe! Don’t drive too much…it looks terrible and icy. I’m in Alberta and it’s so sunny yet it looks like winter wonderland. I hope we don’t get hit with that ice storm.

    3 years ago
  56. In Ottawa, all we have is a whole bunch of snow…
    Stay safe guys!

    3 years ago
  57. Wow, ice storms: scary AND beautiful!

    3 years ago
  58. Aish… Snow is scary.
    Question: If you got to choose any idol/ idol group to be snowed in with, who would it be? XD

    3 years ago
    • Orange caramel because their sheer cuteness could light an entire city

      3 years ago
    • And so many of them…

      3 years ago
    • T.O.P.: I don’t care if there is no electricity,.. his arms wrapping around me is enough to make me warm.. ;) and his binguness will make my day! hehehe ^_^

      3 years ago
    • Junsu!, all that banana rubbing would just melt the snow off.

      3 years ago
    • Bigbang. They’re all pretty hot :P

      3 years ago
    • BAP since their loofah is on fire.

      3 years ago
    • Block B. They’re always entertaining.

      3 years ago
    • Psy: he would generate the most warmth in case the electricity died.

      3 years ago
      • Don’t you think all the members of Super Junior combined would generate more heat than Psy? XD Just a thought. I’d personally pick SHINee myself.

        3 years ago
      • Eh? How?

        3 years ago
    • I’d pick Super Junior (even if I’m not as big of a fan as I used to be–not anything negative, I just don’t listen to their stuff as much anymore). They seem the most fun LOL

      3 years ago
      • haha omg best answer imo
        plus 15 guys in one room would be quite warm

        3 years ago
  59. First of all: Glad you’re save& warm.
    Second: Them ice- removal- skillz Martina, very impressive!
    Third: Simon, no tree killing! Hajima, no no no. Trees are friends!
    Fourth: I know I’m being ignorant of the safety issues involved, but i caught myself thinking how pretty nature can be.
    Even if its scary-pretty.
    Despite all, Merry Christmas.

    3 years ago
  60. Wow we never had a storm like that here in Belgium, thank god because I would be afraid to leave my own house…

    3 years ago
  61. I live in New Jersey, and idk if you saw pictures of hurricane sandy that happened October 2012, but it reminds me alot of your ice trees. Whole trees fell over, pulling up from the roots. There was a bunch of soil in the air. I had to drive the day after to get my cousin from Rutgers University. It took me about an hour and a half to drive 22 miles, and about 3 hours to get back. WEATHER BE CRAY CRAY YO!

    3 years ago
  62. Tim

    I’m in Quebec right now and we can go curling or play ice hockey on the streets. Shoveling is a pain, it’s like shoveling heavy snow. We were without power all morning and it’s on and off now. Here’s hoping you get this in time before it goes off again!!!

    3 years ago
  63. ~*~suddenly grateful that i left canada right before the horrible weather hit~*~
    wow though, 72 hours without power? eep, that’s pretty bad. BUT GOOD OL’ TIM HORTONS, STAYING OPEN. ;D

    3 years ago
  64. Welcome back to North America!

    3 years ago
  65. Wow it’s 75 degrees here in South Carolina. I wish so much for colder weather for Christmas, but I don’t know if I want that much ice! It should get colder by Christmas Eve. Stay safe you guys and Merry Christmas!

    3 years ago
  66. I’m glad you guys are safe. Thanks for all your hard work. :D Merry Christmas, you guys!

    3 years ago
  67. Well maybe it’s not that cold during the ice storm but when it’s over and people still are out of power and it gets -20 degrees and below, it can get very dangerous especially for more vulnerable people. And Canada IS cold during winter here in Quebec we are already reaching in the -30 degrees sometimes.

    And tbh not many countries have it worse, it’s just that not many countries are prepared to deal with ice and snow storms, so when it happens we still go to work and school and life goes on. It’s part of our culture and every day life.

    3 years ago
    • russia, many parts of finland, northern parts of sweden, (western and) northern parts of norway, greenland, some of the old soviet countries.
      those are the ones i referred too :)

      3 years ago
  68. Welcome back to Canada (I guess not too much of a welcome though…)
    Wow things are crazy in Toronto now, you guys stay safe! I’m tucked away in the Ottawa Valley now, so not too sure what any populated areas are like but it’s been hailing/snowing/whatever else the sky can think to throw at us all day long.
    Hope your power comes back on soon and try to keep warm and well fed!!

    3 years ago
  69. It seems like the weather is all wonky this year. Crazy snow, no snow, or snow where it’s not supposed to be. There doesn’t seem to be any sort of in between.
    Like, I live in a tiny mountain town that gets snow starting in October and ending in May and we’ve had one day of snow that melted the next morning and it’s almost January!
    Maybe Toronto took my town’s cold?

    3 years ago
  70. And I wanted to go to Canada this christmas…. I think I’m going to wait until the summer..
    Anyways anyone who lives in Canada/in the Toronto area who have any ideas/tips on what to do?

    3 years ago
    • Eat Poutine ! *sorry it’s not an attraction XD *. If you go by Quebec, it’s a really beautiful place too ! I just went to Toronto one time so I dont know that much cool places to visit XD.

      3 years ago
    • I’m not from Toronto but I’ve visited a few times. You can get a tourist pass for the typical tourisy sites: http://www.citypass.com/toronto
      There’s Wonderland if you like rollercoasters. Eaton Centre, Queen street, and Vaughan Mills (it’s outside the city but you can get a free shuttle ride from Union station in the summer) for shopping.
      Yorkville for expensive items…
      Nearby: Niagara Falls looks great. Markham: Pacific Mall for a huge Asian shopping centre – I think Chinatown has better prices, but there is a lot stores there.
      You can also visit Montreal which is pretty cool (I took I think a 4 hour train to get there).

      3 years ago
      • Thank you so much! I will check these things out for sure!

        3 years ago
        • You’re welcome. There is also a Korea town, but it’s very very small (like 1 street). Nearby is the Annex by the U of T. It has some cool stores there… I stayed at a U of T dorm the first time I was there (summer as well). It’s very convenient. I would recommend getting a weekly transit pass as well. Public transportation is very convenient.

          3 years ago
    • Go to Tim Hortons! That’s my nº1 rule lol

      3 years ago
  71. Ah… guise… you’re so hardcore!! > . < (If it was for me you wouldn't need to worry about uploading videos… ) Stay warm and be careful!!

    P.S: some people were saying that Simon is a tree killer…. but I could only imagine it backwards … that tree was a killer O__O

    ♥♥♥♥♥♥

    3 years ago
  72. I didn’t know snow had the same effect as a hurricane did! We get Hurricanes in FL just not snow.

    3 years ago
    • Yeah, snow and ice is very heavy when it accumulates. So another problem arises when people don’t clear the snow off their roofs. It piles up and then all of a sudden you’ve got a roof that caves in on you.

      3 years ago
  73. in ottawa we’re getting a buttload of mostly snow and some freezing rain.. but holy frig that’s a thick layer of ice on those trees in toronto o.o hope you guise are okay!

    3 years ago
  74. Saguenay is also into a snow storm spell ! I was living in Montreal when there was the ice storm some years ago ….I hope it wont come here ! We had 2 weeks of black out at that time !

    3 years ago
  75. That’s the problem. It doesn’t LOOK bad, but because the temperature is hovering around the freezing point the rain freezes on impact and turns to ice.

    3 years ago
  76. This is some scary shit. So guys we must all remember to never go to Canada in the winter time or you will be killed by trees falling on you. O_O
    Belgium isn’t so bad after all…

    3 years ago
    • LOL this is like the first time in ten or so years that this happened. Canada’s really nice. Don’t be scared.

      I remember like two years ago, there was barely any snow for all of Winter. And last year, we only had one major snow storm.

      3 years ago
      • Oh only one snow storm. Haha I’m Belgian so I’m not really used to extreme weather conditions. Last winter was pretty long and cold too here, not like I was used to. Maybe Belgium is turning into a super tiny Canada! ^0^

        3 years ago
    • Haha it’s not always this bad, Winter in the past few years have been pretty mild actually. We only had one big snow storm last year but it didn’t last very long (quite a few traffic accidents happened though). I don’t actually remember anything this bad even though I was born and grew up here

      3 years ago
      • Oh okay I’ve never been to Canada and since you guys are all still alive it probably isn’t too bad after all. Stay safe! I really want to visit Canada actually. So much beautiful nature and the big buzzing cities… :)

        3 years ago
  77. I know your pain…. I live in Etobicoke too, and we spent an hour just prying the ice off our car ;_____;

    3 years ago
  78. Lol this is great u guys captured this tho, Gta looks pretty cool atm d:
    …right when u guys came to toronto too

    3 years ago
  79. I kid you not, but here in Quebec City, there is snow up to my waist on my patio… and there are no signs of it stopping ._. Everyone stay safe!

    3 years ago
    • I am quite short (darn it xD) and we didn’t take the time to shovel everything away so… We are going to have fun tomorrow. And when I said waist, it was the highest point. On average, the snow is about mid-thigh hight on the deck. Sorry if i brought about some confusion or anything :/

      3 years ago
      • Oh, yay! I’m in Montreal this weekend and have to go back to Quebec City tonight.Yay…work…
        I hope that the roads are not too bad

        3 years ago
        • But the best part is if you go outside with a shovel, your 2 arms and a smile, you can make friend and do some exercice at the same time :)

          3 years ago
  80. That’s just it: it’s not that cold, but it’s just the right temperature for a shit show. Warm enough for rain, cold enough to freeze the rain, just the right balance to screw a lot of people over.

    3 years ago
    • My street has about 2 inches of ice.. so the kids in my neighbourhood was out skating this morning.

      3 years ago
    • We got a little bit of ice in Iowa. (The state south of Minnesota.) It’s warm during the day but it freezes all at night so the next morning, you have an ice rink instead of a driveway. x(

      3 years ago
      • IOWA NASTIES! T^T I thought I was ALOOOONE (practically, I know of about 3 others)! It feels lonely here, anyway.

        3 years ago
    • It’s doing that over here (Nova Scotia) too. It’ll start raining, then it freezes the rain, then it’ll start freezing rain for a bit, then go back to rain. It’s really freaking frustrating

      3 years ago
  81. Its 85 degrees in FL! I want snow!

    3 years ago
  82. Oh my goodness! Stay safe, you guys!!

    3 years ago
  83. A bunch of my friends have said they don’t have power, like all of Dixon, and everyone is facebooking pictures of theiir icy frozen trees! You guys should come down to Rexdale, we have Timmies and Wifi and we’ve still got electricity! =D

    3 years ago
    • We’re in a safe place, now. After almost getting crushed I don’t wanna go outside. Nopenopenopenopenopenopenope

      3 years ago
      • I’m glad you guys are safe and I hope you’re all Apocalypse prepped for the next few days. My sister works at Home Depot and they sold out of 2 days worth of salt stock in a few hours! It’s gonna be a rough one guys, stay safe!

        3 years ago
      • Wow, is it really that bad? I haven’t really been in a bad snow/ice storm.. just regular autumn storms or what do you call them, so I wouldn’t really know. Unlucky you when you just came home for christmas now too!

        3 years ago
        • So bad that 300k+ homes have no electricity and heat in Ontario. I’m thankful my house is not affected.

          3 years ago
        • It’s so bad. We tried to go to church today, but the roads were covered in ice and there were broken trees all over the road so we just quit and went back home…at least unlike Simon and Martina, we have power.

          3 years ago
  84. We don’t even have snow in Belgium yet o.o Stay safe guise!

    3 years ago
    • We don’t even have snow in southern Sweden yet, they even have snow in Egypt…. ._.

      3 years ago
  85. Big snow/ice storm in Quebec right now! I had a thought about you guys. Hope everyone’s safe in Toronto!

    3 years ago
  86. Ah, jeez, it’s not nearly as bad here. I mean, the roads are ice, and it’s freezing rain at the moment, but, we haven’t lost power or anything yet *knocks on wood* Hopefully you won’t lose power/the power will come back on soon. Stay safe!

    3 years ago
  87. Stay safe you guys! I feel like I’m in the only pocket of Etobicoke what still has power, lol. And now I probably jinxed myself by saying that.

    3 years ago
  88. Wow, it’s really pretty… I just had an urge to…. THIS IS CANADAAAAAA. Done.

    ALSO WHY DON’T WE HAVE ANY SNOW IN SWEDEN IT’S A SNOWLESS CHRISTMAS. GOD DAMMIT.

    3 years ago
    • I’m in the USA down in Fl, and we don’t get snow where I’m at for Christmas either (actually, we’ve never had it here.. I was told it snowed once when my grandma was a little girl, but it would melt before it even reached the ground, so it only half-way counts). It’d be nice to see snow in real life at least once, I know how you feel >.>

      3 years ago
      • I guess I’m kind of spoiled with this, we get snow for christmas about 75% of the time, I live in the southern part of Sweden so it usually melts away pretty fast though.. Which is sad because I want to have snow fights in school.

        3 years ago
        • Sounds fun ^^’ .. We have a thing at the next town over, where they make ‘snow’ and the kids can play in it.. but it kinda looses the appeal when it’s 70 degrees (Fahrenheit) and the snow all forms a block of ice after a while. (ive actually only been once, but we were a bit late, so it was all just a block of ice pretty much pft)

          3 years ago
        • ooh! I live in florida also and that sounds fun..any chance you could say where it is/the name of it?

          haha I remember one time in the winter we were at a little outdoor local spot for some food and one of the servers there scraped the ice out of the freezer, made a snowman out of it, and gave it to us. t’was beautiful :’)

          3 years ago
        • They already did it this year.. but we’re down in South Fl, on the southwest side of Lake Okeechobee(the big whole in the map lol)

          & awe, that sounds awesome!

          3 years ago
        • ah, thanks. You’re a little more central than us, but thank you for the reply either way. I think it may be done throughout the state (or at least the southern band there) because I mentioned it to my mom and she said that she heard of something similar happening around here.

          3 years ago
        • I wouldn’t doubt if it was.. Since it never snows here, they probably do it for the younger kids who haven’t really experienced it before. It’s a cool idea, all the same ^-^

          3 years ago
    • I’d rather take snowless over electricity-less. Just saying :D

      3 years ago