Extreme Cold Weather Alert cancelled

TORONTO, Feb. 17, 2014 /CNW/ - The City of Toronto has cancelled the Extreme Cold Weather Alert that was issued for Toronto on February 16.

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: Patricia Anderson, panders@toronto.ca

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