Toronto's medical officer of health issues extreme cold weather alert
Codi Wilson, CP24.com
Published Wednesday, February 17, 2016 7:35AM EST
Last Updated Wednesday, February 17, 2016 8:28AM EST
Toronto’s medical officer of health has issued an extreme cold weather alert as frigid temperatures hit the city once again.
While the weather won’t be quite as cold as what Torontonians saw last weekend, the temperature is expected to plummet to -10 C this afternoon and will drop to -15 overnight.
Tomorrow morning will feel closer to -20 with the wind chill.
During the alert, the city will be ramping up its services for the homeless, which includes handing out TTC tokens for people to get to shelter and increased street outreach.
During January and February, two 24-hour extreme cold weather drop-ins are always open at 323 Dundas St. E and 25 Augusta Ave.
The City of Toronto urges residents to check on vulnerable friends, family and neighbours during the extreme cold.
The city also recommends people dress in layers and cover all exposed skin, stay dry, and avoid recreational outdoor activities.
The extreme cold weather alert will remain in effect until further notice.