Why No Snow Emergency?
Toronto residents watched as more than 30cms of snow piled up in some areas on Friday, and then tried to clean it all up.
But with that much snow, wouldn't it be time to call a snow emergency?
It wouldn't mean much, but it would mean drivers would be banned from parking on snow routes, and if they were parked there, it would give the city the ability to tow the cars.
Chair of Toronto Public Works, Denzil Minnan-Wong said in a press conference on Tuesday, that there needs to be 5cm before they can call a snow emergency.
But he added, on top of that there needs to be a request from Toronto Transportation Services, and that request never came on Friday.
However, he admitted if he was in the same situation again, he would have done things differently.
Minnan-Wong said there were 102 calls of cars blocking streetcar tracks, and that created significant delays for people riding the TTC.
Given the severity of the storm, a snow emergency, could also mean the city would be responsible for removing snow banks on those 'snow' routes.