Toronto is in the grips of yet another snowstorm, and universities and colleges across the city are responding accordingly.
Under both a heavy snowfall warning and an Extreme Cold Weather Alert, Toronto is quickly being buried under a thick layer of snow.
Snowfall amounts of near 15 cm are expected today, and snow will continue all day before ending later tonight.
As well, locally higher amounts of 20 cm are possible near the west end of Lake Ontario.
Environment Canada also warns that rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.
Institutions that have closed or will be closing later today include Centennial, Sheridan, Humber.
Based on the latest forecast, all Centennial campus locations will close at 12:30 pm today. The College’s child care centres will remain open until all children are picked up. Please travel with care this afternoon. We fully expect the College to be open as usual tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/5oS4xKaaME
— Centennial College (@CentennialEDU) February 27, 2019
Due to the winter storm, all of Sheridan’s campuses will close as of 1:30 p.m. today (February 27).
All facilities including libraries, food services, and recreational facilities. Shuttle service will end at 2:30 p.m.
Please take extra care and caution in getting home safely! pic.twitter.com/6HG8kgNyh1
— Sheridan College (@sheridancollege) February 27, 2019
All Humber campuses and the University of Guelph-Humber will be closed as of 1:30 p.m. today. The childcare centre will remain open for parents to come pick up their kids.
— Humber College (@humbercollege) February 27, 2019
Schools that have posted that they’re watching the weather include York, George Brown, OCAD, and U of T.
*WEATHER WATCH CONTINUES* The University remains open. Today, #YorkU will continue the weather watch, and the weather conditions will be monitored throughout the day. Read more here: https://t.co/qdGHuwuPBj pic.twitter.com/8Xi00msRHW
— York University (@yorkuniversity) February 27, 2019
We’re open today and we continue to monitor weather conditions. @ConEd_GBC will provide an update at 2pm about this evening’s classes.
— George Brown College (@GBCollege) February 27, 2019
As of 10 a.m. today, the OCAD University campus is open, and all classes and activities are running. As per the university’s Inclement Weather Policy, the Inclement Weather Team is monitoring conditions. An update will be posted at 11:30 a.m.
— OCAD University (@OCAD) February 27, 2019
Update: #UofT Downtown Toronto campus is open and operating as normal this afternoon. We will continue to monitor the weather and post an update on classes and academic activities that start at 6pm or later by 3pm. Anything scheduled to start prior to 6pm will run as planned.
— University of Toronto (@UofT) February 27, 2019