The Canadian Red Cross is mobilizing volunteers in Toronto and across Ontario to assist those affected by the ice storm.
Working with the City of Toronto, the Canadian Red Cross is supporting warming centres across the City. Red Cross volunteers have been deployed to provide assistance and distribute emergency supplies of cots, hygiene kits, blankets and bottled water in those warming centres.
The warming centres will be open to the public so that community members have a warm place to go while power is out.
The City warming centres will be opened at the following locations:
Dennis Timbrell Community Cent, 29 St Dennis Dr, Eglinton & Don Mills
Malvern Community Cent, 30 Sewells Rd, Neilson Rd & Finch
Agincourt Community Cent, 31 Glen Walford Dr, Sheppard & Midland
Don Montgomery Community Cent, 2467 Eglinton Ave E, Eglinton & Midland
Driftwood Community Cent, 4401 Jane St, Jane & between Finch and Steeles
Mitchell Field Community Cent, 89 Church Ave, Yonge & Finch
Joseph J Piccininni Community Cent, 1369 St Clair Ave W, St Clair & Dufferin
Matty Eckler Community Centre, 953 Gerrard Street East (Pape/Gerrard)
Franklin Horner Community Cent, 432 Horner Ave Etobicoke, Kipling & Lakeshore
2 Civic Centre Court – Adjacent to Etobicoke Community Centre (West Mall and 427)
McGregor Park Recreation Centre, 2231 Lawrence Avenue East, Lawrence E & Kennedy
With City officials warning that power outages could last until Wednesday, the Red Cross is sharing the following safety tips to help those who may be, or who are already affected by power outages. Please click here for more information and tips on how to stay safe in a power outage.