The extreme weather alert cautions commuters and those in marginalized communities on Ryerson’s campus
Watch out fellow Ryerson students — Torontonians are in for a cold night, with a significant amount of snowfall. Environment Canada issued a special weather statement Thursday, warning the community of extreme weather conditions.
Don’t get your hopes up yet, though. Campus will most likely be open Monday morning.
For those who experience homelessness on campus, a warming centre at Metro Hall, on John Street, is up and running. It will remain open until the alert is terminated. There are also other shelters and resources for those stuck in the cold throughout the GTA.
The extreme cold weather alert warns commuters of blowing snow and temperatures dropping to -12 C overnight, without wind chill.
Total snowfall amounts of 10 to 15 cm are expected, beginning tonight.
The chances of the Ryerson campus shutting down due to weather conditions are slim. The university may decide to shut down certain classes and exams, or in severe cases, a full campus closure would go into effect. If morning classes and exams are cancelled, but weather and transit improves through the day, the university could reopen for afternoon and evening classes.
“Visibilities will be reduced in areas of blowing snow, which can make travel hazardous,” Environment Canada warned.
Be prepared to adjust your driving and transit times with changing road conditions, as campus almost always stays open.
Temperatures are expected to warm up for the weekend, with Saturday forecast to be 2 C and Sunday 0 C.