In a tweet Thursday at around 3:30 p.m., the City said it made the decision to open the warming centres after monitoring the forecast.
The City said the warming centre at Scarborough Civic Centre, located at 150 Borough Drive will open at 7 p.m.
The warming centre at Metro Hall, located at 55 John Street will also open at 7 p.m.
According to the City, the warming centre at Mitchell Field Community Centre at 89 Church Avenue will open at 8 p.m.
Environment Canada has issued some form of weather advisory for all of southern Ontario, warning of a major winter storm expected to hit the region starting on Thursday.
The complex weather system is forecasted to begin as rain for most areas on Thursday before temperatures drop Friday, causing a flash freeze.
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Precipitation is then expected to transition to snow, with accumulation amounts greatly varying depending on the location.
In Toronto, Environment Canada said wind gusts of up to 90 km/h are possible, which will create “widespread blowing snow” and reduce visibility.
The weather agency said the city could see between five and 15 cm of snow by Saturday morning.
-With files from Global News’ Ryan Rocca
Major winter storm on the way for southern Ontario
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