Secrets to a Happy Toronto Winter: #11. The wovel is the only winter tool you’ll ever need
Shovelling snow is one of the world’s great indignities—you start off freezing, then work up a preposterous sweat under all those layers, then inch your way toward the end of the driveway only to start all over because, guess what? It’s still snowing. So we’re pretty excited about the Sno Wovel. Essentially a shovel grafted onto an old-timey spinning wheel, it looks vaguely absurd, like an Amish tilling contraption repurposed for clearing snow, but it leverages its bizarre form for good, with that giant wheel counterbalancing the weight of the snow in the shovel. The whole exercise is as easy as walking. $149. Thornhill Lawn Equipment, 385 John St., Thornhill, 905-889-5517.