A severe cold weather alert has been issued by the city’s medical officer of health ahead of a sharp decrease in temperature tonight.
The temperature is expected to drop to -12 C early Monday morning, with the wind chill making it feel closer to -20.
“ECWAs are issued to ensure Toronto residents take necessary precautions to stay safe from the cold. They also activate local services that focus on getting and keeping vulnerable residents inside. The City’s warming centres that were activated on January 7 will remain open,” the city said in a news releases issued Sunday.
Four warming centres are located at 129 Peter Street, 5,800 Yonge Street, 195 Princes’ Boulevard (Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place), and the Scarborough Civic Centre at 150 Borough Drive.
The city’s alert will remain in effect until further notice.