I've just returned from a couple of days in Montreal. It was generally five or six degrees colder there and so when I got back to Toronto, it was good to be reminded of the gentler climate we have here. One result of this balmy weather ( relatively speaking) is that many stores and green grocers in particular, have produce outside. You don't see this in Montreal, but here there is always a bountiful display enlivening the street-scape. And especially now at Christmas time when the sidewalks turn into gardens of trees, greenery, flowers and berries.