The word "toque" has Arabic roots meaning "round" and "hat", and is most commonly used to describe the toque blanche worn by chefs. People usually call what keeps your head warm in winter either a ski hat, a watch cap or maybe a beanie. We are unique in Canada for calling them toques & loving their specific knitted coziness.
Other fun, sometimes perplexing Canadian usages? Eavestroughs, runners, homo milk, pencil crayons...the list goes on and on. So, put on that toque, throw on your runners and grab a double-double on your way to the tobogganing hill!