THERE’S QUITE. A MIX OF SHAPES AND SIZES IN THE HEART OF TORONTO’S DOWNTOWN

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TORONTO AWAKENS TO “A MARSHMALLOW WORLD” – AND NOW COMES THE CLEANUP

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<The Morning After>

<The view from my kitchen window – “Blue sky, sun shining, what storm?”>

WHAT IS AN ‘ALBERTA CLIPPER’? TORONTO IS ABOUT TO FIND OUT

An ALBERTA CLIPPER is a fast-moving winter storm originating in the lee of the Canadian Rockies. It brings snow, high winds and cold temperatures typically to the Northeastern United States, the Upper Midwest, the Great Lakes and the central provinces of Canada.

<PHOTO – Springbank Mechanical>  These storms are named after 19th century sailing ships known as “clippers” because of their speed. Clippers are usually dispatched from ALBERTA.

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THE FOOD & SERVICE ARE TOPS – AND SO IS THE VIEW AS TORONTO LIGHTS UP FOR DINNER

Urban sprawl looks best after dark from the CN TOWER’s revolving restaurant, THE 360. Reservations – on line or at 416-362-5411.

SCARAMOUCHE Pasta Bar and Grill, on the brow of Avenue Road at 1 Benvenuto Place, provides one of the best views of downtown. In business for 38 years the restaurant is a longtime TORONTO favourite. Reservations – 416-961- 8011

The ONE EIGHTY on the 51st floor of the Manulife Centre, 55 Bloor St. West, is in the centre of it all. Reservations – 416-967-0000

The THOMPSON HOTEL’s chic rooftop lounge is known for its 360° views of the skyline and Lake Ontario. Live entertainment Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Address – 550 Wellington Street West, 416-640-7778

The ROOF LOUNGE on the 18th floor of the Park Hyatt Hotel, 4 Avenue Road, looks down on the Royal Ontario Museum, University of TORONTO and all points south. It’s undergoing renovations at present, and will re-open in 2019. The Lounge is a wonderful place to be on a warm summer evening. Phone 416-924-5471