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Climate projections to 2100 for Toronto (Ontario, Canada)

U pdated 2020-02-10.   In June 2019,  Environment and Climate Change Canada ( ECCC ) launched a new Canadian climate data portal: ClimateData.ca . Through this portal, decision makers in the private sector, municipalities, provincial and federal departments are now better equipped to make informed decisions about future development options all across Canada, taking into account projections of future climate change. In this post, my goal is simply to illustrate the types of climate data that are available for thousands of municipalities by taking the example of Canada's largest city: Toronto. A second example is provided for the city that I live in: Rimouski (in French) . I encourage decision makers to explore what information ClimateData.ca has in store for the communities they live in. Are there any takers of this challenge for Vancouver, Halifax, Calgary or Tuktoyaktuk? For the City of Toronto (43.7417°N, 79.3733°W), I present plots of historical ( 1950-2005) and plaus