TORONTO, Jan. 3 /CNW/ - The City of Toronto has cancelled the extreme cold weather alert that was issued on January 2. Extreme cold weather alerts activate additional support services to help get homeless people in from the cold.
An alert goes into effect when Environment Canada:
- predicts a temperature of -15 degrees Celsius or lower, without wind
- issues a wind chill warning for outdoor activity for people in the
Toronto area, and/or
- predicts extreme weather conditions, such as a blizzard, ice storm or
sudden drops in temperature.
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Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. Toronto has won numerous awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. 2009 marks the 175th anniversary of Toronto's incorporation as a city. Toronto's government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.
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SOURCE City of Toronto
For further information: For further information: Patricia Trott, Strategic Communications, City of Toronto, cell (416) 919-6503