Originally Posted by Deeana
Honestly guys, let's get this straight. There is no way Canadian winters can be described as anything other than cold. Harsh even. You may enjoy snow, enjoy winter sports, enjoy freezing standing in a bus queue, but get this. IT IS VERY COLD IN CANADA IN THE WINTER. PERIOD.
I am Irish but we are currently living in Melbourne. We are looking to move to Toronto in a couple of years. Absolutely love Melbourne but it is so far away from home that it is hard to visit home or for people to travel all that way to see us on a regular basis.
I have a small son and am looking at having another child this year. What I want to know is with the very cold weather, would it be difficult for me to manage the winter with small children. Basically with the weather are you very restricted to the house and could I end up very isolated while trying to establish new social networks which take time.
Any comments gratefully accepted.
We have a toddler and expecting our second. Living in Toronto, and yes, it is tough in winter because the kids go stir crazy. While Canadians in general are friendly, I have found Toronto a very difficult place to make friends. You have to go way out of your way, and even then people don't necessarily respond in kind. Also, most women go back to work, and if you SAH, you will find yourself in programs with nanny's, or trying to meet up with other moms only on weekends, etc... So it really depends where you live.