That brings back memories.
Foschini Park, that little rink blocked off and iced off to ice skating. I learned to skate there.
I'd like to think it only seemed like it snowed more back when but it did.
I remember cutting thru Essex / Kaplan Ave. when I was a kid. The snow seemed solid, but a solid looking thin crust over nothing-
it wasn't. Next thing I knew, I was buried in snow up to my eyeballs.
A White Christmas was the norm, not the exception.
The only comparable storm I can even think of since then is the storm of Jan 1996.
The snowplows pushing the snow aside: Essex St was a tunnel!