After a relatively mild winter, the GTA was hit by bone chilling temperatures, causing at least 100 vehicle crashes.
Winter is coming. Toronto Public Health has released some tips to prepare.
After consecutive years of extremely cold winters, the latest Environment Canada forecasts are showing a super-strength El-Nino will bring a warmer than average winter for Canada.
Upward of 5,000 homeless people depend on city-funded shelters to keep warm during bone-chilling winter nights, according to the City of Toronto website. There has been a steady increase, by 1.6 per cent, in the homeless population since 2009. Emergency shelters are experiencing the highest average for nightly occupancy since 2011, accommodating more than 4,000 homeless people every night in all 57 city-operated shelters.