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Skateboarder Harrison Robinson ollies in Kew Gardens on April 24. It was a sunny, 13°C day that seemed to jump a whole season ahead from the wintry scene on April 15.  PHOTOS: Andrew Hudson

Skateboarder Harrison Robinson ollies in Kew Gardens on April 24. It was a sunny, 13°C day that seemed to jump a whole season ahead from the wintry scene on April 15.
PHOTOS: Andrew Hudson

The Beach saw a quick seasonal shift from snows on April 15 to green grass and budding trees on April 24. Here are a few before-and-after views taken around the neighbourhood.

Beach before and after spring

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The lifeguard chair at Kew Beach was looking icy on April 15.
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Blue sky and frolicking dogs took over Kew Beach just a week and a half later on April 24.
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Dog walkers bundle up for a day along the beach on April 15.
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Runners, cyclists, and walkers took to the beaches boardwalk on April 24.
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Snow blanketed the beds at Ivan Forrest Gardens on April 24.
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Ivan Forrest Gardens looked a lot closer to blooming on April 24.
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Enough snow fell April 15 to weigh down the evergreen bushes in Kew Gardens Park.
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People were using the bandstand at Kew Gardens Park for stretch-band exercises on April 24.
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The Leuty Lifeguard Station got a fine dusting of snow on April 15.
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The scene at Leuty Lifeguard Station was a lot more spring-like on April 24.
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Skateboarder Harrison Robinson ollies in Kew Gardens on April 24.
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The hopscotch pad at Kew Gardens Park was looking a bit lonesome after it snowed on April 15.

 

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