Toronto,cold,alert

It's going to feel like -20C in Toronto tonight

Bundle up, Toronto – or better yet, stay the heck inside. It's going to be a cold one tonight.

Toronto Public Health has issued an extreme cold weather alert, effective immediately and until further notice, across the city, based information from Environment Canada.

The federal weather authority forecasts a low of -11 degrees Celsius overnight on Tuesday, but with sharp northwest winds gusting up to 50 km/h.

With the wind chill, it's expected to feel more like -20 degrees Celsius tonight.

As per the city's public health policies, an extreme cold weather alert must be issued in Toronto when the temperature is forecast to reach -15 degrees Celsius or colder, or when the wind chill is forecast to reach -20.

This is to activate additional city resources that help keep vulnerable people safe during periods of extreme cold; resources such as more shelter beds, overnight street outreach, and the relaxation of service restrictions for community agencies.

"The City asks that residents help vulnerable people by calling 311 if there is a need for street outreach assistance," writes the city. "Call 911 if the situation is an emergency."

Lead photo by

FrancisLM


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in City

Toronto residents put up hilarious posters around the city to help a friend find love

This is when and how badly Ontario's second wave of COVID-19 could peak

Toronto is extending the ActiveTO major road closures

Ontario medical officer says not to undercook turkey when asked about Thanksgiving risks

Toronto's new bike lanes are saving lives according to just released report

Multiple incidents of taxi fraud scams reported in Toronto

There's a new way to track wait times at COVID-19 testing centres in Toronto

How to find out if you may have been exposed to COVID-19 at a Toronto grocery store