Hard to tell from this terrible photograph but the picture is of a red squirrel (I believe). Black squirrels are not native to the area and I have never seen them in local cities like in other parts of Canada so I think this one is melanistic, which is like the opposite of being albino. Not to mention it is not slow like a regular grey/black squirrel. I have some better shots on my camera and will upload someday.
(the essence of laziness… A picture of a picture of the first day I saw it (and grass.. Wow!) … Don’t worry, the original picture quality is quite poor too)