The forecasted cold snap we've all been dreading has finally touched down in Toronto, and I'm sorry to say it'll likely be sticking around for more than a weekend.

Toronto's Medical Officer of Health has just issued an extreme cold weather alert for the city that will be in effect "until further notice" based on information from Environment Canada.

Such alerts are issued whenever the federal weather agency predicts a temperature below -15 C, or a wind chill of -20 C. 

It'll feel like -24 C in Toronto tonight, according to EnviroCan, pushing us well into "don't leave the house because it's bad for your health" territory.


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