TORONTO, Jan. 4, 2014 /CNW/ - The City of Toronto has cancelled the
Extreme Cold Weather Alert that was issued for Toronto on January 1.
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 takes any of these actions:
predicts a coming overnight temperature of -15 degrees Celsius or lower,
without wind chill, or
issues a wind chill warning for outdoor activity for people in the
Toronto area, 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, the fourth largest in North America,
and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. It is a
global centre for business, finance, arts and culture and is
consistently ranked one of the world's most livable cities. Toronto is
proud to be the Host City for the 2015 Pan American and Parapan
American Games. For information on non-emergency City services and
programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can visit www.toronto.ca, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or follow us @TorontoComms.
SOURCE: City of Toronto
For further information:
Media contact: Pat Anderson, Manager, Partnership Development and Support, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, firstname.lastname@example.org