Toronto's top health authority issued an extreme cold weather alert on Thursday, as temperatures appear to be about to take a dip.
Environment Canada predicts a high of -6 C for the day, although it feels more like -15 during the hottest part of the afternoon.
Temperatures are expected to drop precipitously overnight, with a low of -15 ° C on Friday morning. You will feel more like -24, however.
It will warm slightly until the weekend, though sub-zero temperatures last for most of next week, according to the federal weather agency.
Medical doctor Eileen de Villa, a Toronto health care physician, warned that anyone planning to be outside on Thursday and Friday should be prepared for a considerable cold.
"Those at highest risk for cold-related illness are people who go through homelessness or shelter, people who work outdoors, people with previous or respiratory heart disease, the elderly, babies and young children," she said. declaration.
A heating center will be open at 7pm. in Metro Hall, Villa added.