With all the snowfall in Canada lately, it's no surprise that snow removal is a hot topic of conversation across the country.

And with Toronto struggling to handle the storm they had earlier this week, many Torontonians and other Canadians have taken to Twitter to express their desire to be "more like Montreal" in this area.

READ ALSO: Torontonians Are Freaking Out About Their "Record" Snowstorm And People In Montreal Can't Stop Making Fun Of Them

TL;DR According to people on Twitter, Montreal is the master of snow removal, and Toronto has a long way to go to catch up in the snow clearing game.

To be honest, I was surprised that I kept coming across these tweets when people in Montreal are often the first to criticize the city's approach to snow removal.

While we are lucky enough to have sidewalk plows, the grass isn't always greener... or should I say, the roads aren't always cleaner.

Many of these tweets come from current and former Montrealers who feel our ville has the process down pat.

While it is generally very quick, it's far from perfect.

We weren't the only ones to get kudos on snow clearing, though.

Ottawa got some shoutouts as well.

The tweet below makes a good point, though, that just because we have those little sidewalk plows doesn't mean they don't pose their own problems...

Like plowing down an unsuspecting pedestrian, for example.

Edmonton was also mentioned for their ability to clear the snow and get the city back up and running.

It seems Toronto is lacking a system or support to tackle these kinds of storms.

Though the tweeter below made a point of reminding people that this wasn't necessarily the case for Canada's largest metropolis.

There was a time where in order to deal with the snow, the mayor of Toronto would stop at nothing... including calling in the army.

While that is no longer the case, Torontonians have been relegated to cleaning up the snow themselves.

A city bylaw stipulates that it is the responsibility of the property owner to clear the walkway adjacent to their land.

This is something I wouldn't mind seeing in place in Montreal, too.

The sidewalks are truly treacherous in this city, in part because of the sidewalk plows that compact all that snow into a sheet of thick ice that can be straight up impossible for some individuals to traverse.

The tweet above makes a great point, though, and that is preparation.

If you follow MTL Blog then you always know when a storm is coming, because Environment Canada never hesitates to issue a warning when inclement weather is approaching.

Moreover, Montreal does make a point of actually removing snow on a regular basis.

It's one thing to push snow out of the way, but eventually, it does need to be displaced so that vehicle sightlines are kept open and traffic can continue to move through the city.

So, what are your thoughts, Montreal?

Do we deserve the title?

Or does Montreal have a ways to go before we earn the right to call our selves the Best in Canada?

Let us know your two cents.


 

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