Media Advisory - Extreme cold weather alert terminated

TORONTO, Jan. 31 /CNW/ - The City of Toronto has cancelled the extreme cold weather alert that was issued on January 28. 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
        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, ice storm or
        sudden drops in temperature.
    

For more information, visit www.toronto.ca/housing.

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. Toronto's government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Visit our website at www.toronto.ca

SOURCE City of Toronto

For further information: For further information: Media contact: Leisa Tjoeng, Strategic Communications, City of Toronto, cell (416) 886-7697


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