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Extreme Cold Weather Alert Issued

Cold temperatures prompt measures to help homeless

Thanks to continued cold weather, the city of Toronto has issued an Extreme Cold Weather Alert, a move that prompts a series of moves intended to help the homeless.

Environment Canada is predicting a high of minus 8 and a low of minus 9 overnight without the wind chill.

According to a news release from the City of Toronto:

• Shelters are directed to relax any existing service restrictions and are reminded that if a bed is not available at their site, they are to allow the client to stay at the shelter until they are able to find a bed for them elsewhere in the system.

• The City of Toronto immediately adds 26 shelter spaces for men and women to the shelter spaces available to staff looking to refer a client to a shelter bed.

• Overnight street outreach is increased in the downtown core, focusing solely on warning people of danger and urging them to get into a shelter or another warm, indoor place. Workers will transport people to warm places if necessary.

• TTC tokens are available at some drop-ins so people can use public transit to get to shelters.

• More than 100 agencies are advised of the oncoming extreme weather and asked to relax any service restrictions they may have.

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