Extreme Cold Weather Alert terminated for Toronto

TORONTO, Feb. 4, 2017 /CNW/ - Based on information from Environment Canada, Dr. Barbara Yaffe, Toronto's Acting Medical Officer of Health, has terminated the Extreme Cold Weather Alert for Toronto as of today.

Note that the two 24-hour cold weather drop-ins will continue to be open until the end of February.

More information about winter services for homeless and underhoused individuals is available at http://bit.ly/2gy6YNb.

More information and tips for staying warm during cold weather are available at http://www.toronto.ca/health.

Information to help residents prepare for extreme weather and weatherproof their homes is available at http://www.toronto.ca/extremeweatherready.

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. In 2017, Toronto will honour Canada's 150th birthday with "TO Canada with Love," a year-long program of celebrations, commemorations and exhibitions. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can visit http://www.toronto.ca, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, follow us on Twitter @TorontoComms or Instagram @cityofto.

SOURCE City of Toronto

For further information: Media contacts: Lenore Bromley, Toronto Public Health, 416-338-7974, lbromle@toronto.ca

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