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Parts Of Ontario Will Be Hit With Snow & Chilly Temperatures This Week

It's time to bust out your coat. 🥶

It's time to pull out your winter jackets. Ontario's weather forecast is calling for snow and chilly temperatures this week. 

Winter is coming, again. According to The Weather Network, an approaching cold front will push out the warm weather we have been experiencing on Thursday.

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Before you start pulling out your hats and mitts, snow is only expected in the northern parts of the province.

Some flakes are expected to touch down between Thursday and Friday. 

While southern Ontario can leave their shovels in their sheds, it will still feel a bit chilly. For example, Toronto is forecast to be only 13 C on Saturday

The sudden drop in temperature isn't likely to signal an early winter.

TWN reports that October's weather will go back to being seasonal after this week.

"Temperatures will be a few degrees below seasonal for the first several days of October. However, a milder pattern should return during the second week of October," stated Dr. Doug Gillham, TWN meteorologist.

The province's official fall forecast predicted that most regions are in for a sunny and warm fall this year.

This Tiny Home In Nova Scotia Looks Like A Shed From Outside ...

Never judge a book by its cover, or in this case, a home by its exterior. There's a house for sale in Nova Scotia that looks just like a shed from the outside but the inside is sleek, modern and pretty fancy.

This place is located in Meteghan River, on the western coast of the province, and it's on the market for just $195,000.

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It's a three-year-old building so it's in pristine condition, and, while it's only 651 square feet, it's still a beautiful — albeit tiny — space. Plus, it's close to the ocean.

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Inside, there are modern finishes and hardwood floors, and it's such a simple setup that you can really make it anything you want it to be by adding your own touches.

Sheila Deveau | Engel & Völkers

There's a second room where a kitchen could be added and the half bath is big enough to be turned into a full bathroom.

Sheila Deveau | Engel & Völkers

This could be a home (if you don't need a lot of room), a studio space or even a business. It's close to local amenities, a busy neighbourhood and the sea.

Shed Home

Sheila Deveau | Engel & Völkers

Price: $195,000

Location: Meteghan River, Nova Scotia

Description: If you're looking for tiny home living, this is it. The house is only 651 square feet, and, while it looks like a shed from the outside, it's quite beautiful inside.

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A bunch of Canadian athletes created the perfect Canadian combo at the Tokyo Olympics by watching Schitt's Creek before the opening ceremony.

Beach volleyball player Melissa Humana-Paredes, who is competing with Team Canada at the Games, posted an Instagram story of the Olympians watching an episode of the iconic sitcom at the athlete's village. "The most Canadian thing ever," she called it.

The official Schitt's Creek Instagram page reposted Humana-Paredes' story, completing it with a gif of Alexis Rose flipping her hair.

Dan Levy also saw that the Canadian athletes were watching Schitt's Creek and tweeted, "This is the best. So proud of Team Canada. Will be cheering all of you on!"

If you want to get more behind-the-scenes looks at the Games as athletes go for gold in Tokyo, there are so many Canadian Olympians sharing their journeys on TikTok and Instagram that you can follow.

A Toronto Cat Rescue Shelter Is Hosting The Cutest Adopt-A-Thon Ever All ...

If you've been sick of being stuck alone in your apartment for a year, there are plenty of Toronto cats for adoption that are ready to become your best furry friend.

Toronto Cat Rescue is hosting an adoption event all weekend long, with several adorable kittens and cats ready to be picked up and taken to a good home.

The adoption events are at two PetSmarts in Toronto. Both PetSmart Liberty Village and PetSmart Kennedy Commons are running their events from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 24, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 25.

A third event is happening in Cambridge, as well, running from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.

Most of the cats are health screened, vaccinated, fixed and microchipped, according to Toronto Pet Rescue, and all of them are certified absolutely adorable.

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Here's What COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements Are At 11 Canadian Universities & Colleges

One school is requiring vaccinations for anybody studying on campus.

As the start of the school year approaches, there are questions swirling about what post-secondary learning will be like, including "are universities requiring vaccinations in Canada?"

Narcity spoke with 11 universities and colleges across the country to find out whether or not students — along with faculty and staff — need to be vaccinated to be allowed to attend in-person classes or live on campus in residence.

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Seneca College is making vaccinations a condition for students and employees to come on campus as of September 7, 2021. That includes students living in residence along with the employees who work there.

The vaccination policy applies to students and employees who are coming to campus for in-person learning, teaching and working.

The school said that if students choose not to get vaccinated, they will need to be enrolled in a program that's offered online or through a flexible format.

University of Toronto

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For the 2021-22 academic year, the University of Toronto will require students living in residence to be vaccinated. However, having received a vaccine is not mandatory for students, faculty members and other people to attend in-person classes or be on campus.

Western University

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Western will require students living in residence to have received at least a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine for the upcoming school year. Vaccination is also mandatory for students who will be living in residence at Western's affiliated university colleges: Brescia, Huron and King's.

These students are being asked to get immunized before they arrive at school. Anyone who can't get access to a vaccine dose will have 14 days after their move-in date to get vaccinated on campus.

Simon Fraser University

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Simon Fraser University said that B.C.'s public health officer has shared that nobody will be required to be vaccinated in the province and so the school's focus is educating students, faculty and staff about why it's important to get a vaccine.

University of Manitoba

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While the University of Manitoba is encouraging everyone in the school community to get vaccinated as soon as they're eligible, there is no plan to make vaccination a requirement or request to see proof of immunization.

University of Alberta

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Currently, students, employees, contractors and visitors won't need to prove that they're vaccinated to study or work at the University of Alberta, but everyone is being encouraged to get a vaccine.

Sheridan College

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Ontario's Sheridan College is not currently mandating vaccination for students attending classes in person or living in residence. The school said that its students were surveyed recently and 90% responded that they plan to be vaccinated by the fall.

Dalhousie University

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Dalhousie University hasn't said that vaccination is a requirement for the upcoming academic year. However, the school is reminding students coming to campus from outside of Nova Scotia that being fully vaccinated could let them skip quarantine.

Students who have not been vaccinated — whether it be partially or fully — before arriving at Dalhousie will be able to get vaccinated in Nova Scotia.

University of British Columbia

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The University of British Columbia won't be making vaccination mandatory for students, faculty or staff. Also, the school won't ask anyone part of the campus community to disclose their vaccination status.

This decision was made because COVID-19 vaccines aren't mandatory in Canada and because of equity, privacy, human rights, employment law and operational considerations, according to a spokesperson from the university.

Ryerson University

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Ryerson University is requiring all students living in residence during the 2021-22 academic year to be vaccinated.

Students who will be living in residence on campus will need to have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days before they move in.

York University

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York is requiring all students living in residence for the 2021-22 school year to have received the first dose of a vaccine approved by Health Canada or the World Health Organization. Those people will be required to submit documentation that confirms their vaccination status.

Currently, York isn't requiring anyone in the school community besides those living in residence to be vaccinated and/or provide proof of vaccination to participate in on-campus and in-person activities at the university.

Brunch is getting an incredibly pink makeover in Toronto this summer, and you can dine in a rosy rooftop paradise.

The Porch has partnered with BABE Rosé to create the BABE Brunch, which will run every weekend starting July 31 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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The towering patio has transformed into a pink wonderland complete with palm trees and ivy-covered archways.

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You can order all sorts of morning dishes like a breakfast burrito, granola bowl, and a "peameal and egg sandy."

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No brunch is complete without some boozy drinks, and you can get frosé, which comes in a bucket filled with strawberry slush.

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The experience is complete with CN Tower views, and you can gaze over the city while sipping your pink cocktail.

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Reservations are already available online, and walk-ins are accepted depending on availability.

BABE Brunch

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Price: 💸

When: Launching July 31, 2021

Address: 250 Adelaide St. W., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Enjoy your morning meal in a towering pink paradise at this new brunch experience.

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Here Are The US Destinations That Canadians In 6 Cities Are Most Eager To Travel To​

Torontonians are eyeing trips to Las Vegas and NYC. ✈️

Here Are The US Destinations That Canadians In 6 Cities Are Most ...

If you're looking to add to your post-pandemic vacation bucket list, new data has revealed what the top travel destinations in the U.S. are for people in six major Canadian cities.

KAYAK, a travel search engine, recently released details about popular travel spots this fall based on what people are searching for, and the results seriously vary depending on where Canadians are travelling from.

It looks like Torontonians aren't that eager to ditch cities for sandy beaches because Las Vegas and New York are the most searched vacation locations from the 6ix.

People in Vancouver are looking to head even further west as Maui and Honolulu are two of their most-searched vacation spots. For people in both Winnipeg and Halifax, the most sought-after U.S. city is Las Vegas.

The top U.S. destinations right now for people in Calgary are Nashville, Phoenix and New Orleans, and Montrealers are largely searching for beachy getaways in Honolulu, Fort Lauderdale and Orlando.

In total, the most-searched destinations across Canada for this fall areMaui, Honolulu, Las Vegas, New York, L.A. and Orlando. Searches for these spots soared over 300% after the easing of some border restrictions was announced.

For anyone looking to jet off somewhere else, there are a bunch of countries where Canadians can travel to right now without having to quarantine upon arrival.

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Don't Expect Canada & The US To Have The Same Border Rules Anytime Soon

But "the trajectory is very promising," said one ambassador.

Don't Expect Canada & The US To Have The Same Border Rules ...

Some restrictions are starting to be eased for the Canada-U.S. border reopening, but things now look different if you're entering Canada or entering the United States.

As it stands, the U.S. has made the decision to continue to restrict non-essential travel from Canada at the land border until at least August 21, while Canada will be letting in fully vaccinated Americans for discretionary travel as of August 9.

The fact that travel rules are not reciprocal between the two countries was hashed out at a Zoom panel on July 23 by Kirsten Hillman, the Canadian ambassador to the U.S., and Arnold Chacón, the American ambassador to Canada.

"Coordination doesn't mean you're going to do exactly the same thing," Hillman said during the event when asked why Canada will be reopening the border to fully vaccinated Americans while the U.S. won't do the same for Canadians.

The ambassador mentioned that the rules about the border have been different because the U.S. has allowed Canadians to travel there by air throughout the pandemic with restrictions on land crossings, while Canada has restricted land crossings and air travel from the U.S. the entire time.

"We both are also committed to making decisions based on science and the advice of experts," Hillman said. "The U.S. is doing the same, it's making decisions based on their situation on the ground."

Even though the two countries are taking differing approaches now, there is hope for the rules to be loosened down the road.

"We continue to review our travel restrictions and any decisions about reopening travel are going to be guided by our public health and medical experts," Chacón said. "I think we're in a good place and the trajectory is very promising."

Before the U.S. announced the extension of its restrictions for Canadians, Justin Trudeau also mentioned that there has been an asymmetrical arrangement between the two countries and said his government won't tell the U.S. what should be done with border rules.

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A Cyclists Vs. Pedestrians Speed War Is Raging In A Toronto Park & Even TPS Is Involved

Over 100 tickets were reportedly handed out to cyclists in 2 days!

You don't have to be driving through High Park in a car to get a speeding ticket, these days — instead, the Toronto Police Service (TPS) has been penalizing cyclists who are breaking the rules.

TPS told Narcity via email that it has received a "significant" number of complaints regarding cyclists travelling around High Park at too high a speed, and it is now working with city bylaw officers to set up in the park and catch rule-breakers.

According to the CBC, police handed out 126 tickets to cyclists who were speeding or failed to stop at stop signs in just two days last week as part of an enforcement blitz.

"The park has become busier as COVID restrictions lift and the weather warms up, resulting in more families, young children and dog walkers who have all raised concerns," TPS said.

"Police officers and by-law officers educate the driver or rider on their behaviour, while City by-law officers have also been issuing tickets when necessary. This has been welcomed by the local community as well those visiting the park."

Online, the issue is exploding, with over 1,000 comments on a recent /r/Toronto Reddit post about police setting up in High Park to catch cyclists.

"It's not regular cyclists who may hit 25 or 30km/hr on a regular ride, but rather the kitted out people with $5k+ bikes pushing well over 60 on the downhills, blowing through stop signs and showing almost no regard to pedestrians," wrote Reddit user niwell. "I've seen many close calls and come close to being hit myself on multiple occasions."

"Walked by them on Monday. There were 7 cops standing around, and one giving a cyclist a ticket," user joshuawakefield wrote. "I don't want to sound too old and jaded, but is this really the best way to spend our money?"

"When everyone complains to the city that the park is becoming dangerous due to bikes speeding down the hill at 50kph, this is the result," a user with the name s33ek replied. "The rules that apply to cars also apply to bikes."