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
SOURCE: City of Toronto
For further information:
Media contact: Pat Anderson, Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, firstname.lastname@example.org