Snow Clearing Updates – Jan 19, 2016 – 7:30 am

Forecast as of 7:30 am:
Variably cloudy skies are likely through Wednesday with occasional flurries to heavy flurries at times. Occasional light accumulations are possible as well but the heaviest snow appears to be over. Wind gusts of 50-60 km/h is likely for Tuesday.

Total Accumulation: .1 -2 cm overnight

Summary of Winter Maintenance Activities
As of 7:30 am on Thursday January 19, 2016

Arterial Roads
• No Activity

Collector Roads
• No Activity

Local Roads
No Activity

Humber Bay Waterfront Trail
• No Activity

Laneways
Salters deployed 7:00am est completed approx 6:00pm

Sidewalks
• High Pedestrian sidewalks, walkways and steps - Spot salting and scraping commencing at 9:00am est completion Approx 6:00pm

Bus Stops & Crosswalks
• Salting of Bus Stops commencing at 9:00am est completion Approx 6:00pm

Seniors
• Hand Crews were deployed to clear and salt listed seniors (7:00am - 3:00pm)

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Snow Clearing Updates – Jan 18, 2016 – 9:30 pm

Forecast as of 9:30 pm:
It now appears the Lake Huron squall will move back across the region between 1700-2200 this evening. Generally 1 or 2 cm is possible. The squall will shift south of the region around midnight leaving variably cloudy skies overnight through Tuesday night with just the chance of a few flurries.

Total Accumulation: .1 cm

Summary of Winter Maintenance Activities
As of 9:30 pm on Thursday January 18, 2016

Arterial Roads
• Salters deployed 8:30pm est completion approx. 10:30pm

Collector Roads
• Salters deployed 9:30pm est completion approx 1:30am

Local Roads
Salters deployed 11:00am completed approx 9:00pm

Laneways
Salters deployed 11:00am completed approx 9:00pm

Humber Bay Waterfront Trail
• Salters deployed 8:30pm completed approx. 9:30pm

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Snow Clearing Updates – Jan 18, 2016 – 11:30 am

Forecast as of 11:30 am:
For today, there will be a strong west-northwest wind ushering in flurries all the way from Lake Huron at times. Right now models are suggesting snowfall amounts of a trace to 1 cm in Toronto to 1000 this morning with scattered flurries thereafter with the heaviest flurries to the west. Then from 2000 Monday to midnight, another chance of heavy flurries perhaps resulting near 1cm. Just scattered flurries is forecast at this point in the overnight Monday. Even though the models are painting a better picture, due to the very precise wind direction required for this. A miniscule error in the models at this time will produce largely different results through to midnight Monday. For Tuesday, we are looking at variably cloudy skies with just the risk of a flurry. Wind gusts of 40-55 km/h is likely through Monday afternoon then again for Tuesday.

Total Accumulation: .2-3 cm

Summary of Winter Maintenance Activities
As of 11:30 am on Thursday January 18, 2016

Arterial Roads
• Salters deployed 7:40am est completion approx 9:40am

Collector Roads
• Salters deployed 8:40am est completion approx 12:30pm

Local Roads
No Activity

Laneways
Salters deployed 11:00am est completion approx 9:00pm

Humber Bay Waterfront Trail
• Salters deployed 7:40am est completion approx 8:40am

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Snow Clearing Updates – Jan 18, 2016 – 8:30 am

Forecast as of 8:30 am:
For today, there will be a strong west-northwest wind ushering in flurries all the way from Lake Huron at times. Right now models are suggesting snowfall amounts of a trace to 1 cm in Toronto to 1000 this morning with scattered flurries thereafter with the heaviest flurries to the west. Then from 2000 Monday to midnight, another chance of heavy flurries perhaps resulting near 1cm. Just scattered flurries is forecast at this point in the overnight Monday. Even though the models are painting a better picture, due to the very precise wind direction required for this. A miniscule error in the models at this time will produce largely different results through to midnight Monday. For Tuesday, we are looking at variably cloudy skies with just the risk of a flurry. Wind gusts of 40-55 km/h is likely through Monday afternoon then again for Tuesday.

Total Accumulation: .trace

Summary of Winter Maintenance Activities
As of 8:30 am on Thursday January 18, 2016

Arterial Roads
• Salters deployed 7:40am est completion approx 9:40am

Collector Roads
• Salters deployed 8:40am est completion approx 12:30pm

Local Roads
No Activity

Humber Bay Waterfront Trail
• Salters deployed 7:40am est completion approx 8:40am

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10:00am Sun Jan 17/16 – EXTREME COLD ALERT – SEEK SHELTER, CHECK ON LOVED ONES

News Release
January 17, 2016
Extreme Cold Alert Issued for Toronto- Seek Shelter, Check on Loved Ones

TORONTO, Jan. 17, 2016 /CNW/ – Based on information from Environment Canada, Dr. David McKeown, Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health, has issued an Extreme Cold Weather Alert today for Toronto that will be in effect until further notice.

Exposure to cold weather can be harmful to your health. Hypothermia occurs when the body’s core temperature drops below 35°C and can have severe consequences, including organ failure and death. Frostnip and frostbite can also occur in cold weather when skin freezes.
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Ward 17 Sewer Inspection, Condition Assessment & Rehabilitation Program

Sewer Rehabilitation Program - Work Schedule - Week of January 18, 2016

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Sewer Inspection and Condition Assessment on Chambers Avenue from Howick Avenue to Rockwell Avenue

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Sewer Inspection and Condition Assessment on Coates Avenue from 20 Coates Avenue to Winona Drive

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Sewer Inspection and Condition Assessment on Coates Avenue from Winona Drive to 50m West of Winona Drive

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Sewer Inspection and Condition Assessment on Gilbert Avenue from 67 Gilbert Avenue to 99 Gilbert Avenue

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Sewer Rehabilitation Program - Work Schedule - Week of January 25, 2016

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Sewer Inspection and Condition Assessment on Northcliffe Boulevard from Rosecliffe Avenue to Rogers Road

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Mayor Tory Launches Writing Competition for Young People to Celebrate Black History Month in Toronto

News Release

January 15, 2016

Mayor Tory launches writing competition for young people to celebrate Black History Month in Toronto

Mayor John Tory is launching a writing competition to help celebrate Black History Month. Mayor Tory is inviting Toronto youth 11 to 17 years of age to share a story about black Torontonians, past or present, who have contributed to Toronto’s diverse heritage and identity.

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City of Toronto’s Earl Bales Ski and Snowboard Centre Opens for the Season

News Release

January 15, 2016

City of Toronto's Earl Bales Ski and Snowboard Centre open for the season

Each year, the City of Toronto's two ski and snowboard centres attract thousands of people who want to improve their skills on the hills. Centennial Park and Earl Bales ski and snowboard centres are located near public transit and have competitive lift, equipment and instruction rates, and great hours. Season's passes are available for both locations.

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