Toronto Storm

The Week In Review: Toronto's Trees Don't Need the Army, They Need Less Red Tape

Marni Soupcoff | Posted 03.06.2014 | Canada
Marni Soupcoff

With Toronto's ice storm now past, the city is turning its attention to cleaning up fallen branches and taking care of damaged trees -- a process that we're told will cost $75-million. About $25-million of that money will be spent on picking up the debris, with the rest going to tending to the injured tree canopy. Despite the extensive damage, though, Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly's musings about calling in the army to help wrestle errant branches into submission seems an overreaction. Perhaps the more relevant musing at this point is: Why is it so onerous for Toronto residents to maintain, prune, or -- God forbid -- remove trees in their own yards?

In The Home Stretch

CP | Will Campbell, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.28.2014 | Canada

TORONTO - Hydro crews in Toronto were close to crossing the "finish line" Sunday in bringing power back to those still in the dark eight days after a ...

What Will Happen To The Trees After The Ice Storm?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 12.27.2013 | Canada Impact

Days after a massive ice storm hit parts of Ontario and Quebec over the weekend, damaged trees and downed branches remain widespread hazards, raising ...

These Acts Of Ice Storm Kindness Will Warm Your Heart

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 12.22.2013 | Canada Living

In the midst of a brutal ice storm that wreaked havoc on parts of Canada, causing power outages and travel headaches, there were a few things that war...

Brilliant Ice Storm Hacks Show How Canadians Really Rough It

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada

Our country may be known as a frozen tundra to those outside our borders, but Canadians are as happily reliant on modern conveniences as any other pop...

Storm Fells Famous Tree

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.19.2013 | Canada

TORONTO - A tree said to have inspired the song The Maple Leaf Forever was a victim of severe weather that hit southern Ontario.The aged silver maple ...

A Funny Look At Toronto's Weather Trouble

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.08.2013 | Canada

Toronto's storm and flood have caused plenty of property damage and a lot of frayed nerves but one blogger is taking a light-hearted approach to the c...

SNAKE! On A Train!

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.09.2013 | Canada

Passengers on a flooded GO Train in Toronto got another surprise on Monday evening. A passenger snapped a photo of a small snake swimming in the murky...

Toronto Storm Prompts Flight Delays, Cancellations (LIVE UPDATES)

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.08.2013 | Canada Travel

The Toronto Port Authority says there will be no departures from Billy Bishop Airport for the rest of the day. Flights from Porter and Air Canada are ...

Storm Grounds Dozens Of Planes In Toronto

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.29.2013 | Canada Travel

TORONTO - Dozens of flights have been cancelled at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport because of a slow-moving storm in southern Ontario.The we...

Toronto Storm Causes Major Mayhem

CBC | Posted 09.30.2012 | Canada

Toronto police say that Tuesday's storms have led to reports of wires down, some fallen trees and flooding. The storm that swept across mu...

WATCH: Lightning vs. The CN Tower

The Huffington Post Canada | Ron Nurwisah | Posted 10.25.2011 | Canada

If you were hiding under your sheets or taking cover in your basement you might've missed the show above the skies of the Greater Toronto Area. A mass...

Tornado Warnings For Southern Ontario Lifted, After Torrential Rain, Power Outages

CP | Posted 10.24.2011 | Canada

A fierce storm that moved across southern Ontario Wednesday night caused Environment Canada to issue dozens of tornado warnings ahead of it. The wa...