In Toronto, Environment Canada issued a wind warning for Sunday as frequent gusts of 100 to 110 km/h were expected throughout the region, and gusts of 120 km/h were likely along the shores of Lake Ontario.
The Niagara Parks Police Service posted video footage to Twitter showing ice stacked up along the shore near the road. After all, they just experienced an extremely rare weather phenomenon that is so wild it doesn't even sound real: an ice tsunami.
Drivers were advised to use caution.
The unusual sight prompted comparisons to Game Of Thrones' famous ice wall.
The area was shutdown due to the ice stacking. "Starting to bulldoze trees and street lamps".
"My roof is bare in spots now (already called insurance) and wind along Lake Erie shoreline has created an ice tsunami".
The National Weather Service (NWS) office in Buffalo also warned that winds in Lake Ontario could reach 75 miles per hour.
The strong winds aren't over yet.
Residents of Hoover Beach were asked to voluntarily evacuate as a precaution ahead of the potential onslaught of an 'ice tsunami, ' a phrase which may not feature in most local emergency preparedness meetings. "If you must travel be prepared for extensive damage and downed power lines".
"We've had storms in the past but nothing like this", local Dave Schultz told U.S. media.