A photograph from the Toronto Archives’ Globe and Mail Fonds. This photograph was probably shot by John H. Boyd who served as the Globe’s first staff photographer from December 1922 to November 1953. It was shot on December 28, 1922. It shows men on Queen Street shoveling snow into a horse-drawn cart.
A photograph shot on January 12, 2016 which shows men clearing a sidewalk on Bloor Street West by pushing snow onto the road, presumably because all the horse-drawn carts are busy elsewhere.
I wonder what kind of shots people will be taking in another 90+ years. Driverless cars? The whole city under a giant dome? With global warming, maybe snow removal will be a curiosity from the olden days. Grandparents will sit little ones on their knees and ramble on: When I was your age I had to trudge to the driveway through 2 cm of snow to get to the SUV for the drive to school.