The City of Toronto has dropped the extreme cold weather alert that was in affect for the city this weekend.
A low-pressure system brought snow, strong winds and a significant drop in temperatures this weekend, which prompted officials to issue the alert.
The City of Toronto issues alerts when the temperature is forecast to dip below -15°C. The alerts activate additional services for the homeless, including extra shelter spaces. "Obviously [the cold weather] is a great concern," says Rose Cino of Covenant House Toronto, a shelter for homeless youth.
"We have been seeing more people coming in and we're very relieved by that." When temperatures fall below -10°C, it doesn't take long for frostbite and hypothermia to set in.
It's important to minimize your risk and avoid your time spent outdoors. On Saturday morning, temperatures in Toronto felt like -25°C with windchill values.
Sunday was slightly warmer, with high of -3°C. Temperatures will bump back up to above freezing by Monday.