U Of T Students Feared For Their Safety This Morning When The School Remained Open During The Storm - Narcity

U Of T Students Feared For Their Safety This Morning When The School Remained Open During The Storm

U of T remained open during the storm this morning and students were outraged.

The weather has been an absolute mess today. Since this morning, snow, ice rain, and extreme winds have plagued the city causing awful road conditions and very low visibility. While a majority of schools and transportation closed down during today's storm, the University of Toronto Downtown Campus remained open and students were fearing for their safety while travelling to school.  

The University of Toronto Mississauga and Scarborough both announced that they would be closing down their campuses for the day at around 6:45 A.M.  due to the treacherous conditions. George Brown, Ryerson and even OCAD (which is minutes away from the St. George campus) all closed their doors as well. 

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The morning has been a mess of TTC delays, shuttle bus cancellations and poor road conditions, which is why when the Univerity of Toronto announced that their St. George campus would remain open this morning, many students began to panic. 

A majority of students took to Twitter to express their concerns about the unsafe conditions outside. Since a high percentage of St. George students and staff are commuters, getting to school can become a challenge in these conditions. Students were afraid that their commutes could become unsafe while attempting to get to their morning classes. 

With some students commuting over an hour or two to get to school, many were worried that these commutes would become impossible to complete, especially when they have to return home in the evening after the conditions have worsened. 

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A lot of students were not only worried about how unsafe the commute would be but also the conditions within the campus. Some students complained of unshovelled sidewalks, slippery conditions and strong winds that made the conditions outside dangerous to navigate. 

 

Since this morning, the University has announced that the campus will now be closing at 4 PM, but this has not made the students any happier. Many students worry that the commutes up until 4 PM will be just as dangerous and messy as afterward. 

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Stay safe Torontonians! 

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