'Torontohenge' sunrise brightens morning commute

The sunrise was in line with Toronto's city grid Tuesday morning creating what's been dubbed as a 'Torontohenge,' early risers shared their pictures with Metro Morning.

Sunrise was in line with the city grid at 6:27 a.m. Tuesday

Torontonians snapped photos of this morning's "Torontohenge" sunrise, which was in line with the city's grid. (Nicole Brockbank/CBC)

You might have noticed that the sunrise looked a little different in Toronto this morning — depending on where you were at around 6:30 a.m.

That difference was the result of a "Torontohenge," a term that's used in reference to when a sunrise, in this case, or a sunset, like we had last October, is in line with the city's grid. 

The "henge" part of the term is a reference to England's famous Stonehenge, which was built so the rising sun aligns in a specific way during the summer solstice.

That alignment happened Tuesday at 6:27 a.m. and Matt Galloway, host of CBC Radio's Metro Morning, asked early risers to snap a picture and send it to the show.

Here's a selection of those photos and others shared online this morning.


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