Toronto Christmas Market closes due to severe weather

Dec 1 2019, 8:24 pm

A blast of winter weather has forced the closure of Toronto’s Christmas market and caused flight delays at Pearson International Airport.

Environment Canada has issued a Winter Weather Travel Advisory because of the mix of snow, ice pellets, and freezing rain falling in the region.

The Toronto Christmas Market tweeted Sunday that it would be closing early, and told people with tickets they could come another day.

Several flights are delayed out of Pearson because of the weather. You can see if your flight is affected on their website.

Billy Bishop Airport also advised travellers to check with their airlines to see their flight status.

Toronto Police Traffic Services reminded people not to call 911 for things like fallen trees or minor fender benders. For city-related matters, to reach out to 311 and ask for non-urgent police assistance by calling the non-emergency line at 416-808-2222.

The storm put a damper on Christmas spirit in Mississauga and Burlington, too. Those cities cancelled their Sunday Santa Claus parades because of the weather.

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