Daylight saving time coming to an end soon in Ontario

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Published October 10, 2023 at 3:07 pm

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Photo: Jon Tyson

As the days get shorter and colder, many people look forward to the end of daylight saving time.

The annual daylight saving time starts in the spring — this year on March 12 — when the clocks are turned forward one hour.

In the fall, the clock goes back one hour benefiting those who like the feeling of sleeping in. The change provides more daylight in the morning but it also gets darker earlier.

This year, clock turns back one hour on Sunday, Nov. 5 — still a few weeks away.

Daylight saving time was implemented so people would more daylight time in the evening during the spring and summer.

Although back in 2020 the Ford government passed legislation that would end the bi-annual changing of the clock, making daylight saving time permanent in the province, that has yet to happen.

Ontario was waiting for New York State and Quebec to pass similar legislation but New York has called for studies of the potential impact of making either daylight time or standard time permanent.

Quebec Premier Francois Legault said in the spring that he is open to daylight time permanent but it has yet to happen.

So for now, Ontario residents need to get ready for the time change in a few weeks.

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