Let me be clear: Eastern Ontario is not exactly tornado alley, not like Southwestern Ontario where we lived for more than 3 decades. Not that it was an everyday occurrence there, but I did once teach sisters whose house was flattened by a tornado.
All that being said, it did happen on Friday, only about a half hour from us.
Meanwhile, and I'm sure not at the peak of the ferocious winds that we experienced, the kids had fun being kids.
Addendum: Many parts of Ottawa were without power yesterday, and some still are. Consequently, it seemed that quite a few people ventured from the western part of Ottawa out to our town where they might find either nourishment or fuel or both. Our local gas stations were drained dry, and both restaurants and grocery stores were kept very busy.