Unlike the fair denizens of Vancouver, Torontonians are accustomed to heavy snowfalls (although there was that one winter when former Mayor Mel Lastman embarrassed the whole city; but Toronto did break records). Last winter was furious and this winter appears to be shaping up to be the same.
The budget for snow clearing is now $80 million. Last year, the budget was $63 million but near-record breaking snowfall pushed the amount spent to $85 million.
And while Vancouverites wrestle with unplowed side streets, Toronto side streets are plowed after 8 centimeters of snow accumulates.