The City of Toronto has issued its second extreme cold weather alert of 2020, with temperatures expected to fall to -12 C overnight without wind chill.
Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Eileen De Villa ordered the alert as temperatures will fall to – 12 C overnight and as low as – 7 C during the day Friday, excluding wind chill.
A warming centre will be open at Metro Hall on John Street by Thursday evening and other services activate, such as relaxed conditions at community service agencies, transit tokens at drop-in centres and additional street outreach to convince those sleeping rough outside to take shelter indoors.
Children and the elderly are most vulnerable during bouts of cold weather.
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Those that work outdoors or regularly spend long periods of time outside should consider taking a break on Friday.
Temperatures are expected to rebound on Saturday to 2 C.
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