I know this thread has been dead for awhile, but I just joined the site today, so now I’ll answer!
I’m from Toronto and I help run an active secular group called the Toronto Secular Alliance (http://www.secularalliance.ca). We are mainly student run, doing stuff around U of T and beyond. We also just recently opened up the Secular Freethought Centre - a community centre for atheists, humanists and all of us fun people! We always welcome new visitors. We are at 216 Beverley (just south of College and St. George)
And if you were in Canada today, you sure wouldn’t think it was cold. Over 40 degrees in the shade and smog alerts everywhere…not a great day to be a field archaeologist.
Sorry It’s hard for an old dog to learn new tricks, Just when I was getting used to kilos and kilometers someone pops Celsius on me. And then, darn thing seems to have a geometric relationship to Fahrenheit that I can’t figure for the life of me? Without a cheat sheet that is.
I actually grew up with both systems, so I as a child I used them interchangably. This got confusing at times because when it was cold, it was “below zero” and when it was hot, it was “over a hundred.” Now that I work outside all day, I listen to the heat reports every morning, so I’m more or less completely in celsius now.
I am completely hopeless with miles and I don’t even have a vague idea about yards.
BigBillK, take a look at the thread An Atheist President in 2008 in Politics and Social Issues and the thread “Marketing Our Philosophy to the Youth of America” in Religion and Secularism which really should be renamed “Home Schooling” - thanks for the conversion factors. Now I know why I can’t ever remember the Fahrenheit to Celsius one