Shovelling in a winter wonderland
Skiing in the city
A blizzard that hit hard
Major Snowstorm Condition
Parking on snow routes forbidden in Toronto
Fines of up to $200 for parking on snow routes in Toronto
Abnormal amount of snow
36cm of snow in Toronto
A new daily record
The biggest snowstorm to hit Toronto since 2019
48 cm in Ottawa
The Niagara and Hamilton regions among the hardest hit
More than 50cm of snow
Snow day
It was supposed to be the first day back to school
Quebec also received plenty of snow
Students also had a snow day in Montreal
Winter storm in the United States
Several states have declared a state of emergency
NWS warning
In pictures: historic snowstorm hits Toronto, southern Ontario, Quebec, and US
(1/21)
Shovelling in a winter wonderland

A historic snowstorm has left much of Ontario, Quebec, and parts of the US under record amounts of snow.

In pictures: historic snowstorm hits Toronto, southern Ontario, Quebec, and US
(2/21)
Skiing in the city

Torontonians dug out their skis and snowshoes to get out and enjoy the snow left by the storm in what some are calling a "once in a decade" event.

 

In pictures: historic snowstorm hits Toronto, southern Ontario, Quebec, and US
(3/21)
A blizzard that hit hard

A city bus is pictured stuck on January 17th, in downtown Toronto after a major blizzard dumped as much as 60cm of snow on parts of Southern Ontario.

In pictures: historic snowstorm hits Toronto, southern Ontario, Quebec, and US
(4/21)
Major Snowstorm Condition

According to CBC News, the City of Toronto declared a "major snowstorm condition" on Monday so that snow removal crews could clear the snow-clad streets.

In pictures: historic snowstorm hits Toronto, southern Ontario, Quebec, and US
(5/21)
Parking on snow routes forbidden in Toronto

Mayor John Tory clarified that the declaration means that parking on snow routes in the city is forbidden for 72 hours minimum.

In pictures: historic snowstorm hits Toronto, southern Ontario, Quebec, and US
(6/21)
Fines of up to $200 for parking on snow routes in Toronto

The snow routes are mainly in the downtown core area and include all streetcar routes. Drivers beware because parking in the forbidden zones could result in a $200 fine!

In pictures: historic snowstorm hits Toronto, southern Ontario, Quebec, and US
(7/21)
Abnormal amount of snow

The mayor of Toronto declared a "major snowstorm condition" due to the high quantity of snow that fell on the southern-Ontario city on Monday.

In pictures: historic snowstorm hits Toronto, southern Ontario, Quebec, and US
(8/21)
"...doing our best in a challenging situation..."

Tory said that the declaration was put in place for the safety of the city residents, telling reporters on Monday afternoon, "I will just say that we are doing our best in a challenging situation that is more challenging than normal."

In pictures: historic snowstorm hits Toronto, southern Ontario, Quebec, and US
(9/21)
36cm of snow in Toronto

By two o'clock in the afternoon on Monday, January 17th, the city had received an impressive 36 cm of snow per the Ontario Storm Prediction centre.

In pictures: historic snowstorm hits Toronto, southern Ontario, Quebec, and US
(10/21)
A new daily record

At Toronto Pearson International Airport, a new daily record for January 17th was broken, with 32 cm snowfall per Environment Canada. A massive increment to the previous daily snowfall record for Jan. 17th of just 7.6 cm in 1994.

In pictures: historic snowstorm hits Toronto, southern Ontario, Quebec, and US
(11/21)
The biggest snowstorm to hit Toronto since 2019

According to Environment Canada, Toronto has not been hit so hard by a snowstorm since 2019, when 25 cm fell in one day, and 2008 when the city received 30 cm of snow.

In pictures: historic snowstorm hits Toronto, southern Ontario, Quebec, and US
(12/21)
48 cm in Ottawa

The rest of the province of Ontario has also been hit by impressive snowfall, with the country's capital Ottawa receiving an even more outstanding 48 cm of snow.

Photo: screenshot CTV News

In pictures: historic snowstorm hits Toronto, southern Ontario, Quebec, and US
(13/21)
The Niagara and Hamilton regions among the hardest hit

However, according to reports by The Weather Network, the Niagara and Hamilton (pictured) regions and Eastern Ontario were the hardest hit by the snowstorm.

Photo: Screenshot The Weather Network, YouTube

 

 

In pictures: historic snowstorm hits Toronto, southern Ontario, Quebec, and US
(14/21)
More than 50cm of snow

Oshawa was hit with 55cm of the white stuff, St. Catharines with 50cm, and Hamilton received 41cm of snowfall.

Pictured: snowfall in St. Catharines, Ontario

Photo: screenshot, YouTube

In pictures: historic snowstorm hits Toronto, southern Ontario, Quebec, and US
(15/21)
Snow day

Monday's snowfall surely delighted Canadian children but frustrated their parents. January 17th was meant to be the first day of Ontario's school reopening plan.

In pictures: historic snowstorm hits Toronto, southern Ontario, Quebec, and US
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It was supposed to be the first day back to school

After two weeks of online lessons following the winter holidays, students in the province were meant to return to school for in-person classes. However, due to the winter storm, many schools in the province remained closed.

Photo: screenshot Global News

In pictures: historic snowstorm hits Toronto, southern Ontario, Quebec, and US
(17/21)
Quebec also received plenty of snow

Southern Quebec was also hit by the snowstorm, with Gatineau receiving the brunt of the snowfall. Highways were shut down south of Montreal due to poor conditions.

In pictures: historic snowstorm hits Toronto, southern Ontario, Quebec, and US
(18/21)
Students also had a snow day in Montreal

The city of Montreal was forecast to receive up to 30 cm of snow, and students in the city also enjoyed a snow day like Ontario students.

In pictures: historic snowstorm hits Toronto, southern Ontario, Quebec, and US
(19/21)
Winter storm in the United States

According to the BBC, this winter storm has also affected the United States, with 145,000 people left without power in some south-eastern states.

In pictures: historic snowstorm hits Toronto, southern Ontario, Quebec, and US
(20/21)
Several states have declared a state of emergency

Following the US National Weather Service's (NWS) announcement that more than 30cm of snow was expected in some areas, Virginia, Georgia, North, and South Carolina all declared states of emergency.

In pictures: historic snowstorm hits Toronto, southern Ontario, Quebec, and US
(21/21)
NWS warning

The NWS warned that the snow and ice could cause "dangerous travel, power outages, and tree damages." In addition, New York City and parts of Connecticut were warned of the possibility of coastal flooding that could affect roads and infrastructure.

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