Extreme cold weather alert issued for Toronto Sunday Spencer Gallichan-Lowe

The City of Toronto issued an extreme cold weather alert (ECWA) Sunday, activating additional city services aimed at keeping vulnerable people inside.

Environment Canada said Toronto would see a high of – 4 C on Sunday, but with the wind chill it would feel closer to -16 C.

Sunday’s low is expected to be around – 12 C with a wind chill of – 19 C.

“ECWAs are issued when the temperature in the daily forecast suggests temperatures will reach approximately -15 C or colder, or when the wind chill is forecast to reach -20 C or colder,” the city said in a news release Sunday. “Other weather-related factors may also be considered when issuing ECWAs.”

The city said it will open its public warming centres at 7 p.m. tonight. Here’s a list of their locations:

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


All warming centres will follow COVID-19 safety protocols, the city said.


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