Toronto Street Chaos After First Snowfall of the Year

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On days like this, people generally stay inside, read a book, watch a movie, maybe get drunk or write a blog post.  Sometimes in that order, sometimes not.  Many though decide to venture out.

Some drive.  Here’s what Toronto roads look like when it snows.

Sure, turn around on a hill

Sure, turn around on a hill

It may not look bad but the first one is always the toughest

It may not look bad but the first one is always the toughest

Sure, if you must drive you have little choice but to battle the traffic. Yes, tempers flare and yes Toronto does have hills. They aren’t San Francisco type hills but this city has inclines that, on days like this, make it feel like you’re tobogganing in a car with plenty of backsliding, and back bumper to front bumper accidents.

Let me just go ahead and cause a potential shit storm

Let me just go ahead and cause a potential shit storm

Causing a shit storm

Causing a shit storm. Can you hear the honking horns?

There are particular parts of the city that cause greater chaos than others. This hill in mid-town Toronto is notorious for slipping, sliding and all sorts of chaotic activity. In the past, there have been people who have gotten the balls to do this…and make it successfully!

In fact, when the snow is really bad, as it is today, the TV cameras show up. Filming the chaos and gathering sound bites for everyone to see, hear and judge those who decided to drive on a day like this.

We're the News.

We’re the News.

Now, back to that book, bag of chips, movie and drink.  Potentially in that order.

Jim Bamboulis
Jim Bamboulis has held several posts over the past 12 years, including National Sportscaster, Food Host and Writer, Talk Show Host, Olympic Researcher and Travel Film-maker.

Born and raised in Toronto, Jim learned early on that the combination of travel and food meant ultimate living. Combining his insatiable creative spirit and desire to document his travels, Jim took his unshakable travel bug and set off to explore. Add the fact that Jim also grew up in a Greek household and he learned that not only does Mom always make the best meals, but as importantly learned the importance of understanding and appreciating the countless beautiful cultures and the integral role food plays in every corner of the World.

In August 2009, Jim founded Travel Mammal, a site that brings together his travels and experiences (both good and terrifying) with the hope that others are inspired to share their own. We are all storytellers, especially when it comes to travel and food. He urges everyone to be inspired, explore and love the world and the people that share it with us. Or in other words, Live to Travel and travel to live!
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