THERE ARE ICE CHUNKS IN TORONTO HARBOUR – MUST STILL BE WINTER. PHOTOS BY BRYAN BLENKIN

<It’s as cold as it looks.>

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MOTHER NATURE AND JACK FROST ARE WORKING OVERTIME TO GIVE TORONTO A FRIGID WINTER

Herewith some winter and holiday photos from the Archives of TORONTO and the Archives of ONTARIO.  <PHOTO ABOVE – Trinity College Gates, Queen Street West, 1916>

<Wartime snow storm on Bay Street, 1944>

<Looking in the Eaton’s window, 1958>

<Hudson’s Bay window, ca2000>

<TORONTO Bay, 1920, ice boats & coal smoke abound>

<Waiting for the King West streetcar, John St. at King, 1961>

<What’s more wintry than a moose in a Hudson’s Bay blanket.>

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO STUDENTS ‘RELIVE THEIR CHILDHOODS’ WITH A CAMPUS SNOWBALL FIGHT

SNOWBALL1 They came from all three campuses and beyond to play in the snow. Madina Siddiqui and Frishta Bastan planned the event to lighten the spirits of students bogged down with mid-terms and assignments.

SNOWBALL2Jonathan Cassin, a fourth year student, said “everything was fun, but the spontaneity of it is what really made it special. It brought all kinds of students together, from arts and science to engineers.”

SNOWBALL4SNOWBALL5Plans are to make this an annual event.  PHOTOS – Jennifer Su/The Varsity – http://www.thevarsity.ca