Seventy-four years ago this week, the city of Toronto was digging itself out from a record snowfall: 21 inches of snow fell between December 11 and 12, 1944.
The December 12 1944 edition of the Toronto Daily Star had this headline:
Other articles on the front page described the effects of the snow in tragic detail:
Public transit vehicles had trouble getting around:
Households were advised to go easy on bread and milk, as deliveries were likely to be affected, and funerals were cancelled until the roads were cleared:
But men and boys of all ages ventured out into the snow:
And one bride, determined not to miss her wedding day, travelled there on skis:
I think that it is awesome that the bride and her bridesmaid left their ski suits on for the wedding ceremony.