SINCE 1951, CANADA LIFE’S WEATHER BEACON HAS BEEN PART OF TORONTO’S SKYLINE

weatherbeacon1<PHOTO – Richard Lautens/Toronto Star>  You know you’re in TORONTO when you see the beacon light atop the Stalinistic Canada Life building on University Avenue. Forecast information is updated four times daily, seven days a week, thanks to Environment Canada.

weatherbeacon2What do the lights mean? Green (clear); Red (cloudy); Flashing Red (rain); Flashing White (snow). Lights on the tower struts – Up (warmer); Down (cooler); Steady (no change)  More than 1,000 incandescent bulbs once illuminated the beacon, but these have now been replaced by energy-saving LEDs.

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