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Extreme cold weather alert in effect for Toronto this weekend – Toronto | Nation World News

With Toronto expecting some chilly conditions this weekend, the city has issued an extreme cold weather alert (EWCA).

According to a statement issued by the city, the medical officer of health issued the alert in anticipation of cold weather conditions forecast for the next 24 hours.

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“ECWAs are issued when temperatures are forecasted to reach -15 degrees Celsius or colder, or when the wind chill is forecasted to reach -20 degrees Celsius or colder,” the statement read.

According to Environment Canada, Toronto is expected to reach a low of -11 C but will feel closer to -19 C with the wind chill overnight.

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The statement advised residents to take the necessary precautions to stay safe amid the frigid conditions.

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The city will open four warming centers at 7 pm Saturday to provide those vulnerable to the cold with safe spaces to rest and access to snacks, washroom facilities, and referrals to emergency shelters.

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The four warming centers are located at:

  • 129 Peter St.
  • 5800 Yonge St.
  • Scarborough Civic Center at 150 Borough Dr.
  • Exhibition Place, Better Living Center at 195 Princes Blvd.

The alert will be in effect until further notice.

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