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Video and images from the eastern Canada ice storm

A massive weather system has covered southern Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes in ice.

The storm left thousands without power and caused headaches for travellers heading to the Pearson International Airport and transit delays across the GTA.

Here is a look at video and photos of the powerful eastern Canada ice storm.

GALLERY: Photos from across the GTA following the ice storm

A playground is covered in ice in Richmond Hill after an ice storm hit parts of southwestern Ontario. Thousands in central and eastern Canada still have no electricity after a fierce ice storm brought down power lines over the weekend.
A playground is covered in ice in Richmond Hill after an ice storm hit parts of southwestern Ontario. Thousands in central and eastern Canada still have no electricity after a fierce ice storm brought down power lines over the weekend. Nicole Mortillaro/Global News
A mitten is seen frozen to the fence in Richmond Hill on December 22, 2013, a perfect example of ice accretion.
A mitten is seen frozen to the fence in Richmond Hill on December 22, 2013, a perfect example of ice accretion. Nicole Mortillaro/Global News
A park is seen covered in ice in Richmond Hill on December 22, 2013.
A park is seen covered in ice in Richmond Hill on December 22, 2013. Nicole Mortillaro/Global News
The aftermath of the ice storm in Whitby, Ont.
The aftermath of the ice storm in Whitby, Ont. Rob Leth / Global News
A fence on Wellesley Street East near Church Street is covered in ice.
A fence on Wellesley Street East near Church Street is covered in ice. John R. Kennedy / Global News
Ice coats a small tree on Grosvenor Street in Toronto.
Ice coats a small tree on Grosvenor Street in Toronto. John R. Kennedy / Global News
A tree is split in half in Oakville after freezing rain coated parts of southern Ontario.
A tree is split in half in Oakville after freezing rain coated parts of southern Ontario. Sean O'Shea/Global News
The glass of a bus shelter on Wellesley Street East at Bay Street is covered in ice.
The glass of a bus shelter on Wellesley Street East at Bay Street is covered in ice. John R. Kennedy / Global News
A tree lies on Kingston Road in Scarborough in Toronto on Dec. 22.
A tree lies on Kingston Road in Scarborough in Toronto on Dec. 22. Hundreds of thousands of people in central and eastern Canada were left without power after a fierce ice storm brought down power lines. Sharon Murphy/Global News
A tree covered in ice in the Whitby area.
A tree covered in ice in the Whitby area. Rob Leth/Global News
A thick layer of ice completely coats a car in Whitby.
A thick layer of ice completely coats a car in Whitby. Rob Leth/Global News
Fallen trees cover a sidewalk in Oakville.
Fallen trees cover a sidewalk in Oakville. Sean O'Shea/Global News
Ice covered power lines near College and Ossington in downtown Toronto.
Ice covered power lines near College and Ossington in downtown Toronto. Ian McBain/Global News
Ice covers bicycles at a Bixi stand on the corner of Bay Street and Wellesley Street in Toronto.
Ice covers bicycles at a Bixi stand on the corner of Bay Street and Wellesley Street in Toronto. John R. Kennedy / Global News
A broken tree branch falls to the street on Cosburn Avenue.
A broken tree branch falls to the street on Cosburn Avenue. James Armstrong/Global News
A frozen covered street and fallen tree branch in Pickering.
A frozen covered street and fallen tree branch in Pickering. Wendy Gray/Global News
Ice covered trees on a street in the Woodbridge area.
Ice covered trees on a street in the Woodbridge area. Steve Wilson/Global News
A snowman outside a home in Whitby, Ont. is covered in a layer of ice.
A snowman outside a home in Whitby, Ont. is covered in a layer of ice. Rob Leth / Global News
A car is crushed by a falling tree branch on Cosburn Avenue.
A car is crushed by a falling tree branch on Cosburn Avenue. James Armstrong/Global News
A tree branch crushed a car at a home on Muriel in the Pape and Danforth area of Toronto.
A tree branch crushed a car at a home on Muriel in the Pape and Danforth area of Toronto. Beatrice Politi/Global News

VIDEO: Oshawa resident goes skating on his road after ice storm

RAW VIDEO: Toronto service crews cut down tree branches after a severe ice storm in Ontario

GALLERY: The destruction (and beauty) of ice at Queen’s Park in Toronto

Broken tree branches litter the grounds outside the Ontario Legislative Building at Queen's Park.
Broken tree branches litter the grounds outside the Ontario Legislative Building at Queen's Park. John R. Kennedy / Global News
A statue of George Brown is covered in ice outside the Ontario Legislative Building.
A statue of George Brown is covered in ice outside the Ontario Legislative Building. John R. Kennedy / Global News
Ice covers the branches of a tree in front of a decorated evergreen in front of the Ontario Legislative Building.
Ice covers the branches of a tree in front of a decorated evergreen in front of the Ontario Legislative Building. John R. Kennedy / Global News
Ice and water cover a plaque on the Ontario Veterans' Memorial outside the Ontario Legislative Building.
Ice and water cover a plaque on the Ontario Veterans' Memorial outside the Ontario Legislative Building. John R. Kennedy / Global News
Broken tree branches on the ground in Queen's Park following the ice storm.
Broken tree branches on the ground in Queen's Park following the ice storm. John R. Kennedy / Global News
A couple stop to look at the icy trees in Queen's Park on Dec. 22, 2013.
A couple stop to look at the icy trees in Queen's Park on Dec. 22, 2013. John R. Kennedy / Global News
Ice covers a statue of Edward VII in Queen's Park.
Ice covers a statue of Edward VII in Queen's Park. John R. Kennedy / Global News
Ice covers a wasps nest in a tree in Queen's Park.
Ice covers a wasps nest in a tree in Queen's Park. John R. Kennedy / Global News
A man is followed by a squirrel in Queen's Park.
A man is followed by a squirrel in Queen's Park. John R. Kennedy / Global News
Broken branches block a path in Queen's Park.
Broken branches block a path in Queen's Park. John R. Kennedy / Global News
One of several broken tree limbs in Queen's Park following the ice storm.
One of several broken tree limbs in Queen's Park following the ice storm. John R. Kennedy / Global News
Broken branches, covered in ice, lay on the ground in Queen's Park.
Broken branches, covered in ice, lay on the ground in Queen's Park. John R. Kennedy / Global News
Ice covers an evergreen tree in Queen's Park.
Ice covers an evergreen tree in Queen's Park. John R. Kennedy / Global News

RAW VIDEO: Ice storm leaves thousands across the GTA without power

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Social Media: Pictures posted to Twitter of the Ontario ice storm

In Photos: Freezing rain blankets southern Ontario in thick ice

A flower covered in ice
A flower covered in ice Nicole Mortillaro/Global News
Pine needles are thick with ice.
Pine needles are thick with ice.
A lone, dead leaf hangs on the end of an ice-covered branch.
A lone, dead leaf hangs on the end of an ice-covered branch. Nicole Mortillaro/Global News
A park bench is covered in ice north of Toronto.
A park bench is covered in ice north of Toronto. Nicole Mortillaro/Global News
A child's swing is covered in ice.
A child's swing is covered in ice. Nicole Mortillaro/Global News
A sign in Richmond Hill covered in ice.
A sign in Richmond Hill covered in ice. Nicole Mortillaro/Global News
A sign is covered in ice
A sign is covered in ice Nicole Mortillaro/Global News
Thick chunks of ice stick to a tree after a winter storm slammed parts of Ontario. (Anthony Farnell/Global News)
Thick chunks of ice stick to a tree after a winter storm slammed parts of Ontario. (Anthony Farnell/Global News)
Ice hangs from a branch following a winter storm in Ajax, Ont. (Kevin Buffitt/ Global News)
Ice hangs from a branch following a winter storm in Ajax, Ont. (Kevin Buffitt/ Global News)
A man walks his dog in a park in Kingston, Ont., on Saturday December 21, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg
A man walks his dog in a park in Kingston, Ont., on Saturday December 21, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg
Freezing rain blanketed parts of southern Ontario. (Anthony Farnell/Global News)
Freezing rain blanketed parts of southern Ontario. (Anthony Farnell/Global News)
Ice hangs from a branch following a winter storm in Ajax, Ont. (Kevin Buffitt/ Global News)
Ice hangs from a branch following a winter storm in Ajax, Ont. (Kevin Buffitt/ Global News)
Ice hangs from a branch following a winter storm in Ajax, Ont. (Kevin Buffitt/ Global News)
Ice hangs from a branch following a winter storm in Ajax, Ont. (Kevin Buffitt/ Global News)

WATCH: Environment Canada has issued severe weather warnings for eastern Canada. Mike Drolet reports.

WATCH: Toronto hit with freezing rain

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