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Snow provides a great escape on Riverdale Hill

While some Torontonians considered last night’s snowstorm a disadvantage, Tony Marrelli saw it as an advantage. He took his sons to Riverdale Hill on Wednesday. “Work was cancelled today because of the weather,” he said. “(City officials) wanted people to stay off the roads or stay home.” But the light snow and the sunny afternoon made for a great tobogganing outing, Marrelli said. From families to adults playing hooky, many gathered at this well-known hill. Marrelli and his two sons, Luka and Michael, live in East York, so they made the trip to the hill to toboggan in the fresh snow.

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Aftermath of Toronto snowstorm a nuisance for waste collectors

Henry Mullet was doing his job, but he says city residents were not doing theirs. “It’s been a good winter so far,” Mullet said, “until last night.” Toronto is dealing with the aftermath of the biggest snowfall this year. According to Environment Canada, the storm dumped 9.4 centimeters overnight Tuesday. But Mullet, who is a waste management collector with 27 years’ experience as a city worker, had more obstacles than usual on his collection route Wednesday.

Toronto braces for major winter storm

A major winter storm is expected to hit the Greater Toronto Area, Southern Ontario and parts of Southern Quebec today, according to Environment Canada. Toronto is ready for it.

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Toronto crews prepare for first blizzard of 2011

The director of transportation for the City of Toronto says residents on side streets could be the worst hit in the city’s next big storm. Weather forecasters are warning that southern Ontario will experience a…