Ten Things you should know about before moving to Toronto.
1) Toronto has 4 seasons . We range from 0 degrees Celsius 32 degrees fahrenheit in the winter 4 months December to March. In the Summer mid-June to August we average 14-16C, 60-70 degrees, in Fall September to November our Fall leaves turn all sorts of beautiful colours at 10-14C, 50-60F and in the Spring from April to mid-June we rejuvenate and fluctuate at 5-15C, 45-75F. Variety is the spice of life and right here we have it all. Multi-cultures and Seasons alike.
Toronto Weather and Climate Chart - Toronto, Ontario (ON), Canada
Toronto weather in January 1°C / 34°F -6°C / 21°F
Toronto weather in February 0°C / 32°F -7°C / 19°F
Toronto weather in March 6°C / 43°F -2°C / 28°F
Toronto weather in April 6°C / 43°F -1°C / 30°F
Toronto weather in May 12°C / 54°F 5°C / 41°F
Toronto weather in June 21°C / 70°F 13°C / 55°F
Toronto weather in July 22°C / 72°F 14°C / 57°F
Toronto weather in August 22°C / 72°F 15°C / 59°F
Toronto weather in September 18°C / 64°F 11°C / 52°F
Toronto weather in October 13°C / 55°F 6°C / 43°F
Toronto weather in November 5°C / 41°F 0°C / 32°F
Toronto weather in December 3°C / 37°F -1°C / 30°F
2) Sometimes it snows but for the most part being north of Lake Ontario we have a pretty mild winter, unless of course you were here this year of 2008 and experienced the most snow we have had over 100 years. No Global warming here! Poor Buffalo seems to get a "wek" of it though.
3) Toronto has a lot more than a Film Festival, or a Hockey Team. We are home to the Mirvishes
where some of the best theatre in North America can be enjoyed. We have all the Sports teams or lack thereof and we love them too much, so much so they compete with the best but never seem to be able to be passionate enough , fans and players to care about winning. Our Blue Jays
did win the World Series two years running back in 92-93 but since the strike we have never been the same. We need your enthusiasm.
4) Excuse me, we are a polite people, sorry! On a boat we like to wave, on a street we like people to have the right of way and on the highway we generally keep our frustrations window down, finger up.
6) Toronto is a great melting pot of about 2.5 million people and our GTA brings us up to 5 million people. Recently we became a Megacity when our five boroughs joined together in holy or pot-holey matrimony and still Etobicoke is the place to live. 10 minutes from the airport 15 minutes from Downtown and super-highways ready to take you anywhere fast. Hwy 401, 427,QEW, 407 all run through Etobicoke. Sorry thats just where I live.
7) Toronto is closer to the great USA than anyone else but we have the tastes of all worlds at our door. Pierre Elliott Trudeaus vision of multiculturism has created the most diverse cuisines available anywhere in the world. Although we don't seem to do Mexican that well we more than make up for it with our French bilingualism, our Italian and growing Asian populations and many European influences. The restaurants are plentiful , clean , all non-smoking and DineSafe
so we can all enjoy the fabulous varieties.
8) Yonge Street( or Highway Eleven as its known out of town) is the longest street in the world. That stands at least until Guinness book of Records replaces it and it divides our great city and the GTA right down the middle. It starts at Lake Ontario one of the Great Lakes and takes us through the Downtown north to Cottage Country
and keeps on going for over 1800 kilometers.
9) We love to laugh at ourselves mostly. These fellows represent our sense of humour. Mike Meyers, Howie Mandel, John Candy, Dan Akroyd and Jim Carrey are all Canadian comedians that were either born, or lived and love Toronto.
10) Last of course is Etobicoke. In the west end of Toronto, closest old borough to the world (Lester B. Pearson Airport
)and minutes away from the action.
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