Here’s when to change your clocks for daylight saving in Ontario


Published March 3, 2024 at 3:31 pm

Clocks spring forward a week from today in Ontario for Daylight Savings.

Get ready to spring forward into daylight saving time as clocks will move ahead one hour a week from today.

This year, DST will begin on Sunday, March 10 at 2 a.m. Those who have clocks they need to change manually should set them one hour ahead before going to bed Saturday night.

Of course, clocks that are connected to a network (such as the clock on your smartphone and other smart devices) should update automatically, so you don’t have to worry about them.

Did you know:

  • New Zealand astronomer George Vernon Hudson proposed DST.
  • It started back in the early 1900s to help make better use of daylight in the spring/summer months and conserve energy.
  • Thunder Bay was the first community in Canada to adopt the time change.

Additionally, residents are encouraged by some fire departments to take this time to install new batteries in all smoke and carbon monoxide alarms when they change their clocks.

To prepare for daylight saving time to begin, experts say there are a few things you can do to ease yourself into it:

  • Avoid caffeine and alcohol before and after DST to help your body fall asleep naturally.
  • Get plenty of exercise and sunshine (if possible).
  • Reset your clocks even a couple of days before the change to get yourself in the mindset.
  • Go to bed earlier leading up to the change.

Despite these helpful tips, we all know we’re still going to be tired on Monday. Luckily, we can bond over our collective exhaustion!

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