Monday, January 5: Sergio, a man in his 60s, died in the back of a truck at a shipping yard in the west-end of Toronto. His death was attributed to the cold.
Tuesday, January 6: Marhum Shabbir Jaffer Alloo, a man in his 40s, was found at a bus shelter at Yonge and Dundas in downtown Toronto. He was only wearing a t-shirt, jeans and a hospital bracelet.
Environment Canada’s historical data for these two days shows -12 to -22 C temperatures taking into account wind chill.
Wednesday January 7: Mayor Tory directs City Manager to ensure the warming centre opens. A cold alert is called.
Thursday January 8: The cold alert is cancelled at noon but warming centres remain open. Then another death: Glen Abram died, not outside but inside at the City’s Streets to Homes Assessment and Referral centre.
Monday January 13: Grant Faulkner, a man in his 40s, died in a fire in a makeshift shelter in Scarborough.