• February 17, 2013 8:22 AM
  • - General

Extreme Cold Weather Alert cancelled

TORONTO, Feb. 17, 2013 /CNW/ - The City of Toronto has cancelled the Extreme Cold Weather Alert that was issued on Feb. 16, 2013.

An alert is called when there is danger to homeless people from extreme cold weather or extreme winter weather conditions. It is usually called in the morning when Environment Canada:

  • predicts a coming overnight temperature of -15 degrees Celsius or lower, without wind chill;
  • issues a wind chill warning for outdoor activity for people in the Toronto area; and/or
  • predicts extreme weather conditions, such as a blizzard, an ice storm or sudden drops in temperature.

More information is available at http://www.toronto.ca/housing.

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.7 million people. Toronto's government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

SOURCE: City of Toronto

For further information:

Media contact: Pat Anderson, Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, panders@toronto.ca