Jan 13, 2022
By Andy Johnson
With most of southern Ontario about to be plunged into another round of arctic chill, the City of Toronto is working to increase spaces in warming centres for those who need to come in from the cold.
When the temperatures hits minus 15 or colder, Toronto opens four warming centres that provide food, shelter and washroom services.
The city’s interim general manager o fshelter support and housing says they’ve already added more than 300 shelter spaces and will open more warming centres with another 165 spaces.
However, compounding the problem is the fact that 46 of Toronto’s homeless shelters are dealing with COVID outbreaks.
Night time temperatures over the weekend are expected in the minus 20 range with wind chills making it feel ten degrees colder.