Extreme cold weather alert terminated

    TORONTO, March 9 /CNW/ - The City of Toronto has terminated the extreme
cold weather alert that was issued on March 8, 2008. 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 or ice storm.

    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 more than 2.6 million people. It is the economic
engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North
America. In the past three years, Toronto has won more than 70 awards for
quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. Toronto's
government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its

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For further information:

For further information: Media contact: Francine Antonio, Strategic
Communications Division, (647) 224-8022, fantoni@toronto.ca

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