An extreme cold weather alert for Toronto ended at noon on Monday.
“Based on information from Environment and Climate Change Canada, Dr. Eileen de Villa, Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health, has terminated the Extreme Cold Weather Alert as of noon today. The warming centre at Metro Hall will remain open today and close at noon on January 21,” the city said in a release.
MEDIA RELEASE: Extreme Cold Weather Alert terminated for Toronto. More info: https://t.co/CrQ92mZtlm
— Toronto Public Health (@TOPublicHealth) January 20, 2020
The alert was issued on Sunday when temperatures plummeted.
In a news release Sunday, the city said the medical officer of health issues these alerts only “when Environment Canada forecasts a temperature of -15 C or colder, or a wind chill of -20 C or colder.”
These alerts activate the city’s cold weather response plan, which includes opening more shelter spaces and warming centres for vulnerable citizens.
The cold temperatures come on the heels of a major snowstorm over the weekend.