After a short-lived break from the extreme cold this week, it's back to reality for Toronto and the GTA. Another extreme cold weather alert has been issued today as temperatures take a steep dive into the negatives. The alert was issued by Dr. Eileen de Villa, Toronto's Medical Officer of Health, and will remain in effect until further notice. Based on the current forecast, that may be until at least a week from now.
On this bitter Friday in late January, Toronto sits at -4°C, feeling closer to -12°C. Toronto will also reportedly see some snow today - about 2 cm, not nearly as much as other parts of southern Ontario. "Squalls will develop through the early hours on Friday, persisting and strengthening through Friday night, with significant accumulations in store for some," The Weather Network reports.
"While it is too early to be certain of the exact storm track and the resulting snow totals, confidence is increasing that this storm will have a significant impact on our region during Monday night and Tuesday," TWN forecasters report.
As for today's snowfall,TWN says that it'll start slow this morning and pick up towards the evening and overnight. Here's how much is expected across the province by tomorrow:
While these establishments are no longer there, one building has remained for over 200 years and with it a mystery that goes back just as long.
In 1815, only several years after its construction, the Gibraltar Point Lighthouse saw the disappearance and rumoured murder of its first keeper, J.P. Radan Muller, a disappearance that remains a mystery to this day.
Officers with the Toronto Police Service basically stumbled upon a mini-IKEA after finding a shipping container filled with more than $120,000 worth of allegedly stolen office and home furniture.
Two Mississauga men have been charged in the incident, which started when a shipping container was stolen from the Jane and Finch area on Thursday, May 13.
According to a statement from TPS, officers found the container at a warehouse just a seven-minute drive away from where the theft took place, recovering a staggering amount of furniture.
Police say they found 193 boxes of office furniture, 97 pieces of home furnishings, 51 boxes of home reno equipment and cabinetry and 10 boxes of bathroom reno merchandise.
Bilal Mohammed, 32, and Hamza Irfan, 30, have both been charged with multiple counts of Possession of Property Obtained by Crime (over $5,000) and Trafficking in Property Obtained by Crime (over $5,000).
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