These are the best things for this year in Toronto. Not much snow, but lots of refreeze. I find them great for mixed ground, like walking the dog in the valley, since they go well over pavement and dry spots. An upper band stops them from flinging off, and no spikes means you aren't picking up a forest!
When it snows a lot I use my snowshoes, but I have to carry them over the sidewalks, since they have aggressive crampons.