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The City Of Toronto Is Shutting Down Due To The Intense Snow Storm Right Now (PHOTOS)

Under a snowfall warning, Toronto universities, schools, and businesses are closing down.
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One of the biggest snowstorms of the season is hitting Toronto right now, and if you haven't looked out your window yet, it's getting pretty crazy. It's projected that Toronto will get up to 15 cm of snow by the end of the day with extremely cold temperatures. Due to the snow, practically the entire city of Toronto is shutting down, with campuses being closed, commutes being prolonged, and even police buildings closing early. 

The snow comes as no surprise: Narcity reported about the massive snowfall heading our way yesterday, and Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for the City of Toronto. 

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Since the snow has started to fall, parts of Toronto have started to shut down. The University of Toronto has announced that both their Mississauga and Scarborough campuses are both closing down this evening. Mississauga is set to close at 4:00 P.M. while Scarborough campus will close down at 5:00 P.M. This means that all classes, tutorials, labs, and all other academic activities will not be running throughout the evening. 

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George Brown College is also closing at 3:00 P.M. today as well, and all evening classes are cancelled throughout the campuses. 

Due to severe weather, classes, tutorials, labs, tests and all academic activities at #UTSC are cancelled as of 5 p.m. on Monday, January 28, 2019. We'll post an update here by 6:30 a.m. tomorrow morning. #UofT#ScarbTO#ONstorm

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The Toronto Police have also released that they will be closing down their Toronto Police Records counter this afternoon and will resume operations in the morning. The Toronto Police also reported that their General Information Session that was scheduled for this evening is also cancelled. 

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Not only are buildings shutting down, but traffic and transportation will also be delayed. The TTC has released a statement that commuters may experience longer than normal travel times due to the massive amount of snowfall that is covering the roads. 

Pearson Airport also released a Tweet earlier today stating that the airport is, at the moment, operating normally. However, the departure rate has been reduced in order to maintain safety. As time goes on, airlines may be making decisions about delays and cancellations, and they are encouraging passengers to confirm their flight plans before traveling today.  

Airlines will be making decisions about delays and cancellations, so we suggest that passengers confirm their flight plans before travelling today:

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Highway conditions are also worsening as snow continues to fall. Multiple Torontonians have posted on Twitter to show this massive snowstorm that is currently plaguing the downtown core. 

#snowstorm at the #416 #toronto#workingday 🤷🏼‍♂️🙋🏼‍♂️👞🤦🏼‍♂️

January 28, 2019

#Toronto at 2:51pm Monday Jan. 28. Heavy snow. And the Zamboni driver at Nathan Phillips Square will have a tough time keeping the ice clear.

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Where’s the army? This snow isn’t going to shovel itself.

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Snow storm drive in Toronto.

January 28, 2019

We r having worst snow storm of the month with minus 20c in Toronto Canada and GTA.

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Our @cityoftoronto snow clearing equipment, including salt trucks and plows are getting ready to help make our roads safer before & during tonight’s storm. Follow @TO_WinterOps for updates & visit to track real-time street salting & plowing in your area!

January 28, 2019

This out my (dirty) window, #toronto has a nasty storm on the go right now. Low visibility, howling winds, snow & bitterly cold.

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Snow coming down at Jane & Bloor in

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The snow is projected to last well into the evening,so sit tight, Torontonians, because it may be getting worse.  

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