The City may change from year to year, but the winter stays the same: it snows.
Here’s a shot of snow removal on Preston, looking north, in 1920. Each trucker had his bin filled by hand shovels, there is a crew off to the right.
The first building on the left is now Pubwells. All the houses shown in this pic are still there. The building in the far distance closing off the end of Preston was the factory where the transatlantic cables were made. It was the longest building in the British Empire at the time. It was partly demolished in the late 1960’s; and the rest of it was demolished in 1982.
And here is the City
bike path multiuser path (MUP) along the north side of Albert as it goes through LeBreton Flats. A snowblower had gone by sometime previously removing the snow bank from the curb line of Albert. But with all the space available, did he have to put smack dab in the centre of the MUP ? Or is this some sort of comment about the priority of cleaning the roads at the expense of dumping snow on a previously-cleaned path?
You’d think with all this motorized, mechanized modern machinery City works crews could, you know, maybe redirect the snow discharge shute like someplace else?
And lastly, a shot from elsewhere, taken just a few days ago, on the road to Whistler: