The snow is not there. That's Queen's Park in Toronto, for those of you who live in the outer burgs (or Mars). I was there on Friday, to attend the Lt. Governor General's Heritage Awards ceremony. The Township of Lake of Bays received one of these coveted awards for the work done by the Heritage Committee. (sound of loud cheering -- that is the Committee that I Chair, and it consists of absolutely wonderful volunteers!) I drove down through what has to have been the worst storm of the winter so far. Arrived in Toronto, and thought I had missed the exit and was somewhere in the deep South. No wonder people aren't coming north to ski... the thought has probably not crossed their minds.
Which is a shame. Jim, from the Craft Cabin, sent me these pictures. They were taken on the same day, up here in north Muskoka, along our cross country ski trails.
We are willing to concede that no snow in the city makes getting around easier. The downside is that it is very drab down there.
Not bright, and clean, and sparkly. Not like up here.
We're quite happy to let Toronto have this Non-Winter, if that's what they really want. We just think you owe it to yourselves, and your kids, and your friends, to make the trek north to where Winter is. Winter is wonderful, if you just do it right. In North Muskoka, we've got it down to an art form.
Day 1 on Golden Lake
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