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What winter in Toronto looks like on Instagram

Posted by Derek Flack / January 23, 2013

Winter TorontoWinter arrived in Toronto officially on December 21st, but while we received a heaping of snow post-Christmas, frigid temperatures are a more recent development. And, as befits our reputation, we as a city love to complain about it all. But, you know what? We also love to snap photos of winter, presumably seeking some sort of comfort in the aesthetic merits of freshly fallen snow. So, in that vein, here's a sample of some of the great shots our Instagram followers have uploaded over the last day or so under the hashtag #winterTO.

Lead photo by elle_spoon.

Winter TorontoPhoto by nobrainnoplan

Winter TorontoPhoto by xcannedx

Winter TorontoPhoto by toutpetite

Winter TorontoPhoto by misstraceynolan

Winter TorontoPhoto by SoTeeOh

Winter TorontoPhoto by maralouise

Winter TorontoPhoto by anitapita

Winter TorontoPhoto by seana702.

Winter TorontoPhoto by amelakh

Winter TorontoPhoto by blogTO

Winter TorontoPhoto by SoTeeOh

Winter TorontoPhoto by c_felts

Winter TorontoPhoto by umhop

Winter TorontoPhoto by not2bling

Be sure to follow blogTO on Instagram to keep up with all of our Toronto explorations.



skeeter / January 23, 2013 at 01:25 pm
Is this the first time Toronto has experienced winter? *rolls eyes*
Trollbuster replying to a comment from skeeter / January 23, 2013 at 01:29 pm
Is this the first time your mom has let you use the internet?
skeeter / January 23, 2013 at 01:35 pm
yay a mom joke! Is it the 90's again?
Inigo Montoya / January 23, 2013 at 01:47 pm
So much hate. Some cool shots in there.
Bobby G / January 23, 2013 at 03:18 pm
The only thing older than a "mom joke" is a lame attempt at a winter in Toronto joke with a sarcastic eye roll. Well done.
Trollbuster replying to a comment from skeeter / January 23, 2013 at 03:39 pm
I don't remember making a "mom joke". It was a "skeeter joke".
kitkat / January 23, 2013 at 03:46 pm
Heyyy the photo's look great!

I noticed a little typo on the 4th image (that's me!)
My insta is "toutpetite" not "toutepetite". If you wouldn't mind makin' a lil' adjustment.

Thanks guys!

Louis / January 23, 2013 at 03:54 pm
I still can't figure out what this white stuff all over the place is? Someone suggested it was snow, but since when does it snow in Toronto. What a bunch of pish posh.
kristopher-ryan watson / January 23, 2013 at 04:24 pm
ah, 10 year olds bickering on some random thread on the internet. i knew i wouldn't be disappointed.

stopitman / January 23, 2013 at 07:05 pm
Yes, nothing like taking mediocre pictures and thinking they look great because an overused filter is applied. No filter can change the eye of a photographer.
hi / January 23, 2013 at 10:44 pm
wow what beautiful eyes. i'm officially a c_felts fan.
Brian H replying to a comment from Inigo Montoya / January 23, 2013 at 11:04 pm
This looks amazing as I have seen Toronto only in Autumn. I find almost unrecognisable under snow. Beautiful. At the moment we suffer under temperatures up to 45deg C in SYD au.

Alex replying to a comment from kitkat / January 24, 2013 at 01:08 am
The French are very anal about their parts of speech and the use of masculine and feminine forms. Toute petite would be correct or even tout petit, but certainly not toute petit. Whether you like it or not; it's grammatically incorrect. Please turn off the ignorance. Try Google sometime.
the lemur replying to a comment from Alex / January 24, 2013 at 10:04 am
They're not 'anal', it's just that things in French are either grammatically correct or not, with very few grey areas.

'Toute petit' is indeed incorrect, but it's not what kitkat is claiming.

The issue here is that 'tout' is an adverb, not an adjective, and it is sometimes invariable, depending on what follows:

but not before 'petite'.
Alex G / January 27, 2013 at 11:49 am
The best thing about this post? The fact that most of these photos are better than half of the Photos of the Week.
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