Originally Posted by AMG_POWER
holy shit.... climate changes i guess, becasue Toronto was never a Tornado active zone right??
Well its rare for the GTA to get Tornadoes it is not uncommon, nor should it be unexpected. The GTA, Ottawa and Barrie are actually part of the end of Tornado Alley. Climate change had little to do with this one, I would say a fast moving cold front hitting a slow warm front was the culpruit. I have seen tornadoes in Barrie/Alliston before.
From Gov website:
"Tornadoes are relatively common in Canada, but only in specific regions: southern Alberta; Manitoba and Saskatchewan; southern Ontario; southern Quebec; the interior of British Columbia; and western New Brunswick. Tornado season extends from April to September with peak months in June and July, but they can occur at any time of year....
...Canada gets more tornadoes than any other country with the exception of the United States."