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Old 10-09-2016, 05:58 PM
 
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How bad are the winters in the 'snow belt'?

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Old 10-09-2016, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Toronto, ON
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London is a little west of the traditional snow belt areas so it doesn't get the brunt of the lake effect...that's more in areas north-east of there. But it can certainly get some decent accumulation every winter. I've never experienced a Buffalo winter...it looks like it's location at the east end of a very long and large body of water would make it ripe for brutal snow.

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Old 10-10-2016, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Windsor Ontario/Colchester Ontario
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London gets walloped by lake effect every winter, but it's usually not quite as bad as the Buffalo area.
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Old 10-10-2016, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Thornhill, Ontario
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According to this London gets 76.5" of snow in a year while Buffalo receives 94.7".
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Old 10-10-2016, 12:05 PM
 
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How bad are the winters in the 'snow belt'?

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If you are spending the winter in either city you probably wont notice much difference,it will be cold and snowy for the best part of 5 months. Are you thinking of relocating to one of these cities?
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Old 10-10-2016, 05:24 PM
 
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Yes - I'm considering moving from Maine to Canada in the next few years. I'm an American but my mother was born in Quebec so I'm already a citizen, just need to establish residency. I have family in Quebec and friends in Toronto - have visited the latter a couple of times a year for past 20 years, but no way I can afford Toronto or Montreal. I'm looking for an affordable (under $225k Canadian for a house or condo) small or mid sized city in southern Ontario that doesn't get completely snowed under every year.
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Old 10-10-2016, 09:26 PM
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Location: Ontario
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Yes - I'm considering moving from Maine to Canada in the next few years. I'm an American but my mother was born in Quebec so I'm already a citizen, just need to establish residency. I have family in Quebec and friends in Toronto - have visited the latter a couple of times a year for past 20 years, but no way I can afford Toronto or Montreal. I'm looking for an affordable (under $225k Canadian for a house or condo) small or mid sized city in southern Ontario that doesn't get completely snowed under every year.
Hamilton might be worth a look.

Much better location than London, closer to all the action

Niagara Falls and Toronto / GTA are equally close.

Hamilton real estate is still affordable but has seen significant increase
over 5 years or so.
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Old 10-11-2016, 05:14 PM
 
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