Extreme Cold Alert Issued Tuesday December 11, 2017

News Release

December 12, 2017

Extreme Cold Weather Alert – seek shelter, check on loved ones

Based on information from Environment Canada, Dr. Eileen de Villa, Toronto's Medical Officer of Health, has issued an Extreme Cold Weather Alert today for Toronto that will be in effect until further notice. Extreme Cold Weather Alerts are issued when the temperature is forecast to reach -15 degrees Celsius or colder, or when the wind chill is forecast to reach -20 or colder.

Exposure to cold weather can be harmful to your health. Hypothermia occurs when the body's core temperature drops below 35 degrees Celsius and can have severe consequences, including organ failure and death. Frostbite can also occur in cold weather when skin freezes and in severe cases can lead to amputation when deeper tissues freeze.

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Registration for City of Toronto’s winter swim and skate programs and March break camps starts this coming weekend

News Release

November 27, 2017

Registration for City of Toronto's winter swim and skate programs and March break camps starts this coming weekend

The City of Toronto offers a wide range of safe, fun and high-quality recreation programs for people of all ages, skill levels and interests. Registration for winter swim and skate programs and March break camps starts at 7 a.m. on Saturday, December 2 for Etobicoke York and Scarborough districts and Tuesday, December 5 for North York and Toronto and East York districts.

Registering online is the quickest and easiest way to sign up for programs. Over the past year, the City has worked to improve the registration experience by increasing server capacity by 25 per cent so that more people can access the system online. The City has also introduced clearer navigation and planning tools online, and has extended customer service hours and added more staff to provide in-person support.

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Weekend events with road closures in Toronto

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November 23, 2017

Weekend events with road closures in Toronto

This weekend, several special events will involve road closures. Residents and visitors are encouraged to come out and enjoy these events. Businesses in the affected areas are open to pedestrian traffic but some roads will be closed to vehicles.

Festivals and other special events are important to the city, injecting hundreds of millions of dollars annually into Toronto’s economy, and they are enjoyed each year by local residents and visitors.

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City of Toronto officially begins sharing traffic data with Waze to help motorists navigate the city

News Release

November 20, 2017

City of Toronto officially begins sharing traffic data with Waze to help motorists navigate the city

Today, Mayor John Tory announced a new partnership with Waze, the world's largest community-based traffic and navigation app. Through this partnership, the City of Toronto and Waze will provide free access to each other's real-time traffic and road data, providing motorists with the best information to navigate the city.

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City of Toronto to unveil new garden-themed mural at holiday lighting ceremony

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November 17, 2017

City of Toronto to unveil new garden-themed mural at holiday lighting ceremony

Toronto's StreetARToronto program has partnered with the Toronto Parking Authority and the St. Clair Gardens Business Improvement Area (BIA) to support a new mural "The Gardens of St. Clair." Councillor Cesar Palacio (Ward 17 Davenport) will join partner representatives and the local artists who worked on this piece for the unveiling.

The mural is comprised of graffiti art surrounded by a garden scene created by Mike "Wunder" Kennedy and executed by 16 different artists on 10 adjacent properties.

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