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What Terrible Things Has the Storm Done So Far?

A roundup of storm-related weirdness.

Royal York Station, earlier today. Photo by {a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/garyjwood/8456206390/in/pool-torontoist"}Gary J Wood{/a}, from the {a href="http://www.flickr.com/groups/torontoist/"}Torontoist Flickr Pool{/a}.

Royal York Station, earlier today. Photo by {a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/garyjwood/8456206390/in/pool-torontoist"}Gary J Wood{/a}, from the {a href="http://www.flickr.com/groups/torontoist/"}Torontoist Flickr Pool{/a}.

A giant snowstorm is currently turning Toronto into a frozen hellscape, and yes, the internet is full of people complaining about it. Here’s a rundown of some of this morning’s weather-related lowlights, from unicycles, to Twitter slip-ups, to school non-cancellations.

The Worst Commute

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Instagram user jaredsales took this photo of a guy riding his unicycle through the snow. There are some people who wouldn’t even brave this weather on four wheels. Clearly, they are weaklings.

The City of Vaughan Calls People “Fucknuts”

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One of the more bizarre casualties of today’s storm was the City of Vaughan’s official Twitter account. The trouble started at 7:23 a.m., when the tweet above somehow found its way into the feed. Within a few hours, Vaughan had deleted the account. Now, they’re in the midst of some damage control.

But Public Schools Are Still Open

One of the more puzzling aspects of the response to today’s storm is that Toronto public schools (Catholic and non-) are still open, even though classes at Ryerson, OCAD U, and U of T’s two suburban campuses are cancelled. In other words, the educational institutions with the most vulnerable student populations are also the ones most willing to take their chances with the snow. Weird.

They did cancel bus service, though. So, face winter’s wrath on your own, kids.

The Twitter response to this has been predictably hilarious:


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