TORONTO GETS A TASTE OF SIBERIA, AND WE’RE BACK IN THE DEEP FREEZE

SNOW5RINKS3Ice skating at Sherbourne Common, one of 50 outdoor rinks in the City of Toronto.

RINKS4<Willowvale Park at Christie Pits, 5 rinks, 1923, City of Toronto Archives>  TORONTO has the most outdoor compressor-cooled ice rinks of any city in the world. There are 4 rinks in the city centre, and 46 in neighbourhoods. Twelve are double pads – one for playing hockey, the other for pleasure-skating. The rest are single pads where hockey and pleasure-skating take turns.