The mother of all snowstorms is upon us, and as meteorologists expected, it’s a doozy. Toronto has been anxiously anticipating the worst of winter today, with Environment Canada warning of gusty winds, freezing rain, ice pellets, and an estimated 25 centimetres of snow in some regions. This morning’s temperature will feel like -19°C with the wind chill. Snow has already begun falling (just in time for our morning commute!) and the frosty combination of blowing snow and fierce winds nearing 80 km/h suggests that commuters will experience sudden and significantly reduced road visibility. Great.\nHere is a complete list of closures and cancellations across the GTA to keep you in the know if you should stay home in your flannel onesie, hide under the covers, and pray to the weather gods for some sun-saturated sanctuary.\nColleges\nCentennial College\nAll campuses will be closed Tuesday, and all daytime and evening classes are cancelled. All services and child-care centres will not be in operation today.\nGeorge Brown College\nBoth campuses will be closed Tuesday, including the child-care lab centres and evening continuing education classes.\nSheridan College\nAll Sheridan College campuses will be closed today, and the closure will extend to all of Sheridan’s facilities. Tonight’s performance of On the Town has been cancelled and patrons will be contacted regarding ticket refunds and exchanges.\nHumber College (including the University of Guelph-Humber)\nAll Humber College campuses will be closed Tuesday due to the inclement weather; however, residences will remain open.\nUniversities\nOCAD University\nOCAD has closed its campus due to the weather conditions in the region. All buildings are closed and will be inaccessible for the day.\nYork University\nAll York University classes and university operations will be suspended on Tuesday, and any schedule exams for today will be postponed. The school will be completely closed.\nRyerson University\nThe university will be closed on Tuesday, with classes, university-operated events/activities, research labs, business services, and administrative operations cancelled for the entire day. Residences, however, will remain open.\nUniversity of Toronto\nU of T’s Mississauga and Scarborough campuses announced that they would remain closed for today.\nView this post on Instagram It’s even colder up there but the view is worth it. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend 🇨🇦 . . . . . #themomen7 #videography #photography #travel #destination #sony #A7iii #create #world #photo #video #film #streetphotography #landscape #beautifuldestination #toronto #canada #winter #snow A post shared by Arnaud Roy (@aroymotion) on Feb 9, 2019 at 4:34pm PST\nElementary/High Schools\nToronto District School Board\nCanada's largest school board, the Toronto District School Board, with 246,000 students in 582 schools, has officially called its first snow day since 2011.\nAll schools are closed for today, and activities that require a permit are cancelled. Continuing education classes will also be suspended for the day. Child Care Centres located inside the schools will be closed, as well.\nToronto Catholic District School Board\nAll schools are closed for the day. Child Care Centres located inside the schools are also closed.\nPeel District School Board\nSchools and offices are closed for the remainder of the day.\nDufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board\nThe school board’s administrative offices, along with all schools, will be closed for today.\nHalton District School Board\nAll schools and board facilities are closed today.\nHalton Catholic District School Board\nThe offices and schools across the board will be closed for the day.\nPrivate Schools/Daycare Centres\nThe following schools and centres are currently closed for the day but expected to reopen on Wednesday for regular-scheduled programming.\nHavergal College\nCrestwood Preparatory College (Toronto)\nRowntree Montessori Schools (Brampton)\nWhite Pines Montessori Academy (Mississauga)\nRichland Academy (Richmond Hill)\nElite Montessori School (Mississauga)\nReach Out Centre for Kids (Halton)\nThe Reach Out Centre For Kids/OntarioEarly Years Centre (Burlington)\nAppleby College (Oakville)\nGlenburnie School (Oakville)\nWalden International School (Brampton)\nBayview Glen School (Toronto)\nLullaboo Nursery & Childcare Center (Beaches, Peel and Cambridge)\nLeo Baeck Day School (Toronto and Thornhill)\nRobbins Hebrew Academy (Toronto)\nSt. Clement's Early Learning School (Toronto)\nArrowsmith School (Toronto)\nNewton's Grove School (Mississauga)\nBannockburn School (North York)\nGreenwood College School (Toronto)\nWhite Oaks Montessori School (Mississauga)\nBishop Strachan School (Toronto)\nThe Sterling Hall School (Toronto)\nDe La Salle College (Toronto)\nMontcrest School (Toronto)\nWaldorf Academy and Childcare Centre (Toronto)\nMadinatul Uloom Academy (Toronto)\nHawthorn School (North York)\n@aimhernandezembedded via\nBus Cancellations\nDurham District School Board\nWhile buses are cancelled, schools are currently remaining open.\nDurham Catholic District School Board\nAll buses are currently cancelled; however, schools are currently remaining open.\nSouth Simcoe District School Board\nBuses are cancelled, but schools are currently remaining open.\nSimcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board\nWhile buses are cancelled, schools are currently remaining open.\nYork Region District School Board\nBuses are cancelled, but schools are currently remaining open.\nYork Region Catholic District School Board\nAlthough buses have been cancelled, all schools are currently remaining open.\nAirports\nPearson International Airport\nThe airport has announced that travellers should expect delays and cancellations throughout the day, and advise checking flights prior to heading to the airport today. As of 6:30 am, approximately 207 out of 696 scheduled departing flights and 209 of 706 arriving flights were cancelled. Air Canada said that it has revised its ticketing policy for customers who are currently booked on flights that are impacted by the poor weather conditions. Customers seeking options to change their travel plans can do so without incurring any additional costs through the company’s online re-booking tool.\nBilly Bishop Airport\nThe Toronto Island airport is also advising travellers that today’s weather may impact airport and flight operations. The airport’s website suggests that all travellers check with their airline to receive flight status updates.\nTTC Service\nThe TTC has advised that travellers allow themselves lots of extra time to get to work this morning. Since a significant snow accumulation is on its way, service will likely be slower than usual across the city.\nOther Alerts\nThe City of Toronto has advised all drivers to plan out their commute this morning ahead of time, allowing for extra time on the roads as snow, ice pellets, freezing rain, and high winds will cause for a messy drive to work. The City recommends drivers reduce their speed on the road, use extra precaution (especially when approaching intersections), and watching for pedestrians and cyclists.\nToronto police are also reminding motorists to avoid blocking streetcar tracks on city streets. City officials announced that this was a major issue during last week’s winter storm, when a number of vehicles were parked next to snow banks and not allowing streetcars to pass.\nSalting and plowing operations on sidewalks are commencing throughout the city today at 9:00 am. Sidewalks with large accumulations of snow are expected to be completed by approx 3:00 pm, while those that have a small dusting (I'll believe that those exist when I see them) will be finished by 9:00 pm.\nSalting operations have just commenced on the following trails, roads, highways, and separated bike lanes. Salting and plowing is scheduled to continue throughout the remainder of the day:\nMartin Goodman Trail\nHumber Bay Waterfront Trail\nGardner Expressway\nSalting operations on the Gardner Expressway began at 4:50 am today and will continue through the morning commute until plowing thresholds have been met. The City of Toronto has advised that drivers please be extra patient on the roads today; slow down and give salting trucks the room they need to work. Do NOT attempt to pass salters and plows.