it finally got really cold. this is a good thing, toronto, and please stop whining about the snow (i am looking at you, nightly news). it's not charming desk patter, guys. the aughts account for the hottest canadian decade on record. that is bad. this coldsnap felt overdue and correct. besides, the snow makes everything quieter. snow might not agree with all the workings of a metropolis, but in this way, it softens the edges of the city.