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City of Toronto opens new eastbound ramp from the Gardiner Expressway to York/Bay/Yonge Streets

January 29, 2018

Mayor John Tory was joined by Councillor Jaye Robinson (Ward 25 Don Valley West), Chair of the City of Toronto's Public Works and Infrastructure Committee, to announce the opening of the new eastbound York/Bay/Yonge ramp from the Gardiner Expressway to Lower Simcoe Street and Harbour Street on Sunday.

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Extreme Cold Weather Alert – seek shelter, check on loved ones

January 29, 2018                            

Based on information from Environment Canada, Dr. Eileen de Villa, Toronto's Medical Officer of Health, has issued an Extreme Cold Weather Alert today for Toronto that will be in effect until further notice. Extreme Cold Weather Alerts are issued when the temperature is forecast to reach -15 degrees Celsius or colder, or when the wind chill is forecast to reach -20 or colder.

Exposure to cold weather can be harmful to your health. Hypothermia occurs when the body's core temperature drops below 35 degrees Celsius and can have severe consequences, including organ failure and death. Frostbite can also occur in cold weather when skin freezes and in severe cases can lead to amputation when deeper tissues freeze.

Read more: Extreme Cold Weather Alert – seek shelter, check on loved ones

Extreme Cold Weather Alert – seek shelter, check on loved ones

January 12, 2018                           

Based on information from Environment Canada, Dr. Eileen de Villa, Toronto's Medical Officer of Health, has issued an Extreme Cold Weather Alert today for Toronto that will be in effect until further notice. Extreme Cold Weather Alerts are issued when the temperature is forecast to reach -15 degrees Celsius or colder, or when the wind chill is forecast to reach -20 or colder.

Read more: Extreme Cold Weather Alert – seek shelter, check on loved ones

Updated travel and ridership data released for King Street Transit Pilot

January 12, 2018             

Today, the City of Toronto released the second set of data on the King Street Transit Pilot, a transit-priority pilot project on King Street from Bathurst Street to Jarvis Street.

This set of data includes TTC ridership as well as updated traffic and transit travel time, and transit reliability.

Read more: Updated travel and ridership data released for King Street Transit Pilot

Holiday Wish List a guide for helping Toronto's homeless and vulnerable this holiday season

November 21, 2017

Torontonians who want to help people experiencing homelessness this holiday season have a one-stop place to go for helpful ideas: the 2017 Holiday Wish List.

The City of Toronto surveyed agencies that run shelters, drop-ins and other services, asking them what gifts would bring cheer to their clients during the holidays. Fifty agencies are on this year's list, which details specific items that clients need, along with contacts and information about volunteer opportunities and holiday events.

The most requested items on this year's list are winter clothing, gift cards, toiletries, baby products and non-perishable food.

"These small, everyday items can make a big difference to a person or family in need," said Mayor John Tory. "If you're looking to give back to your community this season, the Holiday Wish List is a good place to start."

Many agencies are also looking for volunteers to help with sorting donations, wrapping gifts and preparing and serving food.

The 2017 Holiday Wish List is available at http://www.toronto.ca/holiday-wish-list.

This news release is also available on the City's website: http://ow.ly/dhxH30gJbW8

Toronto is Canada's largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. It is a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture and is consistently ranked one of the world's most livable cities. In 2017, Toronto is honouring Canada's 150th birthday with "TO Canada with Love," a year-long program of celebrations, commemorations and exhibitions. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can visit http://www.toronto.ca, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/TorontoComms and on Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/cityofto.

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Media contact: Lizette Costa, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, 416-397-5142, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.