A historic Remembrance Day snowstorm is sweeping through Ontario and Quebec today, bringing their two major cities together.\nToronto has nearly shut down in preparation for the prospective 15cm of snow headed their way.\nBut here in Montreal, it seems a lot of people are more than a little excited about this first snowstorm - even if it means 20cm of snow in November.\nVisit MTLBlog for more headlines.\nEvery once in awhile, something happens that brings Montrealers and Torontonians together, uniting us through shared experience... and I think today's Remembrance Day snowstorm could be one of those times.\nI'm tempted to say the Raptors winning the NBA championships was one of those moments, as it managed to unite the entire country (and most of the States) with the joy and excitement of history being made.\nAnd the forecast today has really brought Canada's two largest cities together, united in a huge Remembrance Day snowstorm that has us suffering and celebrating all together at once.\nAnd you know what? History is being made today, as well.\nToronto is primed to see their biggest Remembrance Day snowfall since 1951, according to The Weather Network. So, I decided to check out when the last big Remembrance Day snowfall was in Montreal.\nTurns out, if we actually get even just 15cm of snow today (Environment Canada is calling for up to 20cm), we'll be breaking the snowfall record of 14.2cm that was set in 1898, according to data taken at both McGill University and Trudeau International Airport.\nSo, if today's storm ends up being as historic as it seems, it's no surprise that both Montrealers and Torontonians have banded together to share their thoughts about the storm on Twitter.\nThough, the reactions are slightly varied.\nAs a former Torontonian now living in #LdnOnt, I now know why people laugh at Torontonians when they talk about snow. 10 cm fell overnight here. City didn’t even bother to plow the streets...not ‘enough’ snow. #snowTO pic.twitter.com/IQqY6hFm9z— Des Ryan (@DRyan4006) November 9, 2019\nSnow is back! Is #TTC going to shutdown subway lines this morning? 🤔#Toronto #snowday #snow pic.twitter.com/tEJJoZGTbT— 🕊️Ada Webster 🌍 🇨🇵🇲🇦🇨🇦 (@Zaw34N) November 11, 2019\nIn Toronto, the commute was in full swing as the snow began and people were quickly worried about the city's mobility under Environment Canada's "Weather Advisory."\nMeanwhile, in Montreal, people were already celebrating the Environment Canada "Snowfall Warning", even as snow was expected to reach 20cm.\nSnow has arrived in Montreal 💖 pic.twitter.com/dhdJgNDVmW— Aerity @ la-HEE (@kuunpoikaa) November 11, 2019\nI woke up annoyed at the weather forecast, but then I was walking behind a kid yelling, “ I LOVE THE SNOW!” and two dogs in front of me were enthusiastically rolling around in it, so I said, “F*ck it! I’m joining the party.” Happy Monday, Montreal! ❄️❄️— Toula Drimonis (@ToulasTake) November 11, 2019\nClearly, people were ready to get into the winter spirit and take on a full dump of snow, considering we've had some snow on the ground here and there since last week.\nTo be fair, this much snow in November is earlier than usual. Record-breakingly so, as I mentioned above.\nSo I get why some people are pissed.\n10cm snow day and it aint even december yet 😡 #Toronto #snowday— Kaviedes (@Kaviedeslyrics) November 11, 2019\n20 cm of snow hits Toronto and they call it a storm, 20 cm of snow in Montreal is just another day in spring— James (@JamesMasoud) November 11, 2019\nBut the secret is: you know it's coming. This is Canada. It comes every year. So, why not be a little excited about it?\nREAD ALSO: Old Photos Of The Worst Snowstorms In Montreal History Prove We've Got Winter In Our DNA\nLike these people in Montreal, who were getting psyched about the snow before it had even started to fall.\nsnow by the end of Tuesday in the Montreal area, 🥳— seratomera (@seratomera) November 11, 2019\nWhat’s good #MTL ❄️🥶 @mtlblog pic.twitter.com/gZSTVPVoiY— Tristan A. Wilson (@TristanArsenaul) November 11, 2019\nOr who were ready to capture that beautiful moment that the flakes starting to fall, as soon as it starts.\nThis isn't to say there aren't Torontonians who weren't also super ready for that first snowfall. We're all Canadians after all, deep down there's childlike awe that exists in all of us.\nThe snow is supposed to hit in Toronto in about 15 minutes. I'm waiting to go for my morning walk until it hits - I love walking in falling snow! And if you walk far enough, the sound of Torontonians cursing starts to fade into the distance...— Arwen Long (@ArwenLong) November 11, 2019\nIt's just... stronger for some than others.\nThere's something about the snow in Montreal that just feels right.. 🌨 ❄— Talon Dunbar (@1995_EagleTalon) November 11, 2019\nMontréal est belle sous la neige, malgré les inconvénients. Parfois je me dis qu'on devrait embrasser l'hiver plutôt que d'avoir cette obsession à le faire disparaître. Aménagements hivernaux publics, sculptures de glace, mise en valeur des sports d'hiver, luminothérapie. #polmtl— Fli Flipoune (@FFlipoune) November 11, 2019\nTRANSLATION: "Montreal is beautiful under the snow, despite the inconveniences. Sometimes I tell myself that we should embrace the winter rather than having this obsession to make it disappear. Winter public landscaping, ice sculptures, benefitting from winter sports, light therapy."\nIn Toronto today, though, the sentiment seemed to be "stay home."\nListen, if you live or work in Toronto or the GTA. Stay home today. You may be able to hustle your way to work but I can’t guaranteee your commute back home will be good to you. Stay at home👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾It finna snow like a hoe today 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾— Sisieko (@mz_essay) November 11, 2019\nidk why i thought this “snow storm” was gonna be fake but there’s literally no one in toronto rn i should have stayed home— aly (@fuegobabygrill) November 11, 2019\nThis is likely because everyone is prepping for a really shitty drive, which isn't hard to produce in Toronto, considering how shit it is to drive on the Gardiner Expressway anyway, pretty much any time, day or night.\nPrepping for shitty driving is actually a fantastic thing to do though because the more prepared you are to go 40km/hr on the highway, the less likely it will be that you try to do 100km/hr as if it's the middle of July.\nSnow starting to fall downtown. 15-25 centimetres expected depending on where you live in GTA. The drive home today is expected to be very snow-filled. Police remind drivers snow means go slow! Also leave extra stopping room pic.twitter.com/s8PXTStsQn— carl hanstke (@carl680) November 11, 2019\nGot plans to drive to Toronto today ....... don’t. pic.twitter.com/xYBTnrVYvX— Russell Fire Dept (@RussellFireDept) November 11, 2019\nMost people do not have their winter tires on yet (cause, hi, November 11), so driving as if you do or as if there isn't snow is pretty much the stupidest thing ever...\nThis is why people in both Montreal and Toronto are using this little snowstorm as an excuse to stay home and get cozy.\nTempête de neige en vue, go passer l’après midi sous la couette devant un petit film de noël et un chocolat chaud ❄️🥰— |𝐆𝐑𝐄𝐆| 𝑜𝓇𝓎 🥀🖤 (@Grego_Link) November 11, 2019\nTRANSLATION: "Snowstorm insight, go spend the afternoon under the comforter in front of a little Christmas film and a hot chocolate."\nView this post on Instagram I’m not a fan of winter and I wasn’t excited to see snow on the ground, but I have to admit, it’s quite pleasant outside! Happy Monday!!! ❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️ #monday #snow #winter #montreal #letitsnow #dogsofmontreal #montrealdogs #mansbestfriend A post shared by Ozzie E.🥊🥋🤼♂️🏋🏻♂️👨🏻🍳 (@ozziespov) on Nov 11, 2019 at 4:01am PST\nThough going out for a walk in the snow isn't a bad idea, either, if it's not too cold or windy.\nA bunch of people in Montreal took to Twitter to share how they appreciate and enjoy the first winter snowstorm.\nC'est tout blanc dehors. Je serais pas si triste je ferais des pancakes (c'est mon truc pour que l'arrivé de la neige ait un côté joyeux)— Dr. Clairedesbois (@marmotte_loutre) November 11, 2019\nTRANSLATION: "It's totally white outside. I won't be so sad if I make pancakes (my trick so that the arrival of snow has a happy side)"\nLa neige commence à tenir pic.twitter.com/gKIurIGMWI— que du love (@capasdbonsens) November 11, 2019\nTRANSLATION: "The snow is starting to stick."\nI myself, have thrown on a little Tchaikovsky and I'm using the Nutcracker Ballet to sweep me into the holiday spirit.\nAlso, catching snowflakes on your tongue will always get you in that childlike mode of wonder.\nIn the end, sure, Montrealers might be a little more emotionally prepared for the first snowstorm of the season, even if it is on Remembrance Day.\n"Kindness is like snow—it beautifies everything it covers." #snowday #MondayMotivation #Montreal #Canada pic.twitter.com/JcjAt7cccC— Suzan Suleiman (@SuzanSuleiman3) November 11, 2019\nBut, Torontonians will always have each other's backs, even in the dire straits of a November snowstorm.\nWhen ppl say Ppl from Toronto don’t support one another I literally laugh cuz you obv know the wrong people ✊🏿💖 this is love https://t.co/g07xZ5lMok— Double T’$🔮 (@TashhhDolll) November 11, 2019\nAnd no matter what city we're in, we're all Canadians anyway.\nSnow is part of our collective spirit.