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Old 06-02-2013, 08:39 AM
 
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I'm still not sure we got something that deserves to be called Winter this year.
we had about two weeks where the low dropped to below -15C.
If it is not winter, I don't know what is.

Not to mention snow in Mid April and frost in May. It has been a miserable winter.

Drop this "I am Canadian so we have higher standards for winter" kind of attitude. When it is too cold for one to comfortably walk outside with hats, gloves and earmuffs for more than 20 minutes, it is WINTER.
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Old 06-02-2013, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Germany 2014
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Toronto has on average slightly colder and more snowy winters as well as less sunshine than New York City.
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Old 06-05-2013, 07:34 AM
 
Location: Oakville, ON
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This winter was awful, it was gloomy, windy and colder than normal and Toronto saw it's biggest single day snowfall in 6 years.
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Old 06-05-2013, 08:28 AM
 
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Toronto has on average slightly colder and more snowy winters as well as less sunshine than New York City.
not slightly.
In the winter (Dec-Apr), Toronto is usually and consistently 5-10 degrees colder than NYC.
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Old 06-05-2013, 09:55 AM
 
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The numbers are the numbers so not sure why the debate here. I've personally experienced winters in both cities. New York winters are not as bad as Toronto's. Dramatically different, no, as winter is winter and you need to bundle up. But noticeably different, yes, NYC winters are not as painful and end sooner. Toronto felt cold for 5-6 months a year, NYC was less than that for sure. Compared to Boston, where I am now, Toronto feels 'slightly' colder. In Boston and Toronto, I had to buy long johns to trek around the city in the peak of winter and I never had to in NYC.

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Old 04-15-2020, 12:09 AM
 
Location: Chicago, Illinois
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Toronto surprises me. Somewhere I read that its latitude is about equal to that of California. No trade winds, so not the same weather. But given its status as Canada's biggest city, I was expecting something milder. Pretty warm and steamy when I came to visit.
Wow. this is stupid.

Toronto is at the southernmost peninsular point of Canada, and is only on a latitude with the farthest northern section of California
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Old 04-15-2020, 12:11 AM
 
Location: Chicago, Illinois
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Have you been to Tokyo? Tokyo makes NYC look like Boise, Idaho. Way bigger, denser, busier, more lights, more action, more futuristic etc.

Also, Toronto has a dryer, sharper cold that hits you in your chest. New York winters are generally pretty mild where you don't have to bundle up like an eskimo too often. Sometimes we get a lot of snow, but it's never that cold. In fact it's been years since it's been very cold, but it's never a shock to your system. In contrast, as soon as I step out YYZ in the dead of Toronto winter, the stinging cold hits me like a ton of bricks.
Oh shut up. New York is the largest city by urban landmass in the world. Stop being bruised that NY won. We weren't comparing it to Tokyo, and as big as Tokyo is, it certainly doesn't make NYC look like anything but a megacity.
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Old 04-20-2020, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Toronto
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NYC is generally a few degrees warmer due to it being lower. Definitely more humid or not as dry. Toronto is more positioned to get those 'Arctic' blasts that can come down.
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Old 06-06-2020, 11:26 PM
 
Location: Etobicoke
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Just for your geography lessons folks, Toronto is exactly the same latitude as Portland Maine which happens to be the American city with the most similar climate.
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Old 06-08-2020, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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Dang, this thread still going strong after 12 years...

I think a consensus was reached...

Toronto is colder than New York. It's not a lot colder, but it's noticeably colder. Winters may be a couple weeks longer in Toronto as well, with freezing temps coming about two week earlier and warming up about two weeks later. So about an extra month of wintry weather in Toronto compared to New York and colder average temps.

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