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March 5, 2017
Extreme Cold Weather Alert terminated for Toronto
Based on information from Environment Canada, Dr. Herveen Sachdeva, Toronto’s Acting Medical Officer of Health, has terminated the Extreme Cold Weather Alert for Toronto as of today.

The two 24-hour cold weather drop-ins will continue to be open until March 15.

More information about winter services for homeless and underhoused individuals is available at

More information and tips for staying warm during cold weather are available at

Information to help residents prepare for extreme weather and weatherproof their homes is available at

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