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When Does the Time Change?

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Question: When Does the Time Change?
In 2007, Ontario aligned clocks with the U.S. by extending daylight saving time by three weeks. Before 2007 Ontarians adjusted clocks in April and October, but that's not the case anymore.
Answer:

Spring Forward, Fall Back

Time Change in the Spring
On the second Sunday in March daylight saving time begins and the clocks "spring forward" one hour. This happens at 2am, so you should change your clocks by moving the time one hour ahead before going to bed on Saturday evening.

  • Sunday March 10, 2013
  • Sunday March 9, 2014
  • Sunday March 8, 2015
  • Sunday March 13, 2016

Time Change in the Fall
On the first Sunday in November daylight saving time ends and the clocks "fall back" one hour. This happens at 2am, so you should turn your clocks back one hour before you go to bed on Saturday evening.

  • Sunday November 4, 2012
  • Sunday November 3, 2013
  • Sunday November 2, 2014
  • Sunday November 1, 2015

Don't Forget to Change the Time on Your:

  • Alarm clocks
  • Wall clocks
  • Watches
  • Desk clocks
  • Kitchen appliances (microwave, coffeemaker, etc)
  • TV/VCR
and double-check that your computer and cellphone have adjusted themselves.

Source: Daylight Saving Time Backgrounder - October 27, 2006, Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General (PDF).

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