When you move from the UK to Toronto, the typical British response goes something like:
“Canada? Cool, I’ve always wanted to go to Vancouver. It’s a bit chilly there though, isn’t it! Good for skiing I suppose…”
You can try explaining that (a) Vancouver is more than 2,000 miles away from Toronto (b) Toronto isn’t in the mountains and (c) Toronto, despite its bitter winters, has gloriously hot summers.
But it won’t wash; to many Brits, Canada is a freezing, inhospitable territory, and that’s all there is to it.
To be fair, I’ve been surprised at the number of long, sunny days – and the occasional 44C scorcher.
From what I’ve gathered so far, most days from June up to the beginning of September offer the ideal weather for, hmm, let’s say…a stroll to Toronto Islands:
Or maybe a kayak around the harbour:
Or a picnic/volleyball game at Kew Beach?
To any naysayers; Toronto summers are HOT.
PS: This post is not sponsored by the Toronto tourism board.