As snow continues to fall throughout most of the GTA today, temperatures are starting to drop throughout the area. This morning, Environment Canada's Medical Officer of Health has issued an Extreme Cold Weather Alert for Toronto. Torontonians are urged to stay warm and not to spend prolonged periods outside today.
An Extreme Cold Weather Alert is issued when it is forecasted that the temperature will reach -15°C or colder, with wind chills reaching -20°C. Temperatures are continuing to drop this evening with temperatures feeling as cold as -23°C.
Along with the cold, snow is also expected to continue to fall today until the early afternoon, and 1-3 cm of snow is expected throughout Wednesday as well. The downtown core of Toronto was expected to see between 8-10cm by mid-Monday, while other parts of the GTA were expected to see around 5cm of snow.
During this Extreme Cold Alert, Environment Canada is encouraging Torontonians to seek shelter, especially if you normally spend long periods of time outside. They are also asking you to consider rescheduling your plans if they are outdoor activities.
Owners of a Toronto bar are asking for help from their community following a string of recent break-ins.
Triple A Bar, located at 138 Adelaide St. E., launched a GoFundMe this week after reportedly being broken into for the third time.
The popular location took to Instagram on Wednesday to show the broken windows, doors, and other damages that the building had endured.
The fundraiser, which has already raised over $5,000, aims to help the restaurant get back on its feet after a difficult year.
"After this last break in (and hopefully it will be the last - this is our third) we had many reach out to see how we are, offering help, and some had even suggested starting one of these for us," an excerpt from the GoFundMe reads. "We are not sure what the future holds, but we are optimistic and are trying to hold on."