Extreme Cold Weather Alert terminated for Toronto

TORONTO, Feb. 28, 2015 /CNW/ - Dr. David McKeown, Toronto's Medical Officer of Health, has terminated the Extreme Cold Weather Alert as of today.

Despite the termination of the alert, extreme cold weather services for people who are homeless will continue, including three 24-hour drop-ins. This is to ensure an abundance of supports for vulnerable Toronto residents. Services will close by 10 am Sunday morning. A full list of these services is available here: http://bit.ly/1yFFOH5

More information is available at http://www.toronto.ca/health.

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 http://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 contacts: 
Lenore Bromley, Toronto Public Health, 416-885-6749, lbromle@toronto.ca 

Pat Anderson, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, panders@toronto.ca

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