Toronto panics over snow storm; rest of Canada laughs
Storified by Maclean’s Magazine· Thu, Feb 07 2013 19:40:31
Toronto is bracing for what could be its biggest snowstorm in five years. The city is expecting anywhere between 15 and 25 cm between Thursday night and Friday. Some flights have been cancelled out of both Pearson and Billy Bishop airports, while school boards are waiting until morning to decide on what to do about potentially cancelling buses and closing schools.
Another computer model run is in & still puts a bullseye of heavy snow around Toronto. My forecast is for 30-35cm. http://pic.twitter.com/MJQgLAd0Anthony Farnell
Ok, I’m gonna call it. Front page. Pictures of city dwellers fighting thru the snow. Whited out streets. Headline: BLINDING NEMO.Ana Matronic
We’ve some crazy snow coming in2 Toronto tonite. I hear it came all the way up from Texas. Houston, we have a problem http://pic.twitter.com/Z8JkoBNWPeter G. Goral
If "Blinding Nemo" isn’t on the front page of the Toronto Sun on Friday morning I will be so freaking disappointedJulianna Cummins
Across the country, however, many were unimpressed that the snow was creating such havoc for Torontonians.
A reminder to Toronto news media: WE LIVE IN CANADA. WE GET SNOW.Dan O’Toole
Toronto: 30cm of snow forecast; city panics, empties stores. Halifax: 40cm of snow forecast; city groans, makes sandwich.Scott Simpson
The Toronto snow panic has already begun. You’ll be alright down there. *pats Toronto on head*Robyn Bresnahan
Snow in Toronto http://pic.twitter.com/dhO4lRnzJames Morton
Toronto issues extreme weather warning bracing for 15cm of snow overnight. If u listen closely to the wind, u can hear St. John’s snicker.Matt Wells
IT’S SNOWMAGEDDON! A SNOWTASTROPHE! SNOWPOCALYPSE NOW! THE BOOK OF SNOWVELATION!Andrew Coyne
Like he didnt give a damm ! Biking away in the snow …. haha #toronto #snowfall #storm #weather http://pic.twitter.com/FoGR50hMA297
.@scott_stinson This is war. A war on snow. Names will be taken.Andrew Coyne
@acoyne @scott_stinson Will Rob Ford be out shoveling folks’ sidewalks @CoreyBooker style?Martin Rayner
Extreme Weather Death is descending on Toronto. I told my Moncton in-laws 25 cm of snow, and they replied "You mean inches, right?"Richard Whittall
Toronto is about to get snow, call out the Army, lolKirk Kennedy
Is Toronto a state of disaster yet? #snow #worstsnowstormsincelastweek #overreactionChris Fell
Call in the military!! Toronto is expecting 25 cm of snow! Everything must shut down while the center of the universe prepares for disaster!Jeff
Your joke about Toronto and snow/the military/other Canadian cities is *super* original. #yawnRachel Middleton
People are freaking out about snow in Toronto – there’s more snow on most Ossington bar urinals than on the ground.John Sharkman
Who remembers last year when the news said the biggest snow storm of all time is coming to Toronto and it ended up being just a regular dayGustavo Fring
Snow Storm hits Toronto #Karachi http://pic.twitter.com/z7HfTZv4Ahmed Siddiqui
And while some are worried that the snow storm could ruin weekend plans, especially those excited for the Lady Gaga concert on the weekend….
This stupid snow better stop asap. My ride to Toronto got cancelled. What if GO buses cancel? I need to see GaGa Saturday!!!!!!!!Shaunna M.
@ladygaga brought the "worst snow storm in 5 years" to Toronto….only you mother monster…only youAleks Stojsavljevich
Not liking that they have pushed the BIG Snow Storm back 12-18 hours. I have to drive to Toronto for #Gaga tomorrow. #CanadianProblemsStephen Robb
…Maple Leafs fans have less to worry about.
Big snowstorm in Toronto and here is our advice #Leafs http://pic.twitter.com/mUBC5rZVToronto Maple Leafs