It’s a tricky morning commute for GTA drivers on Thursday but it will be perfect patio weather once the afternoon rolls around — just in time for the first real St. Patrick’s Day in Toronto in two years.
A fog advisory remains in effect, with dense fog causing near-zero visibility in some areas. Motorists are being advised to exercise caution during the morning commute.
“If visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, watch for tail lights ahead and be prepared to stop,” reads the advisory from Environment Canada.
CityNews meteorologist Jill Taylor says it won’t be an all-day event and the fog is expected to life by the late morning. The following warm up will move the GTA towards a guaranteed high of 14 C.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Fog should not be as stubborn today. I may need some of the luck of the Irish though! I missed the CityNewsWeather Guarantee on Wed so we will be giving away $10,400!! ???? Parts of the GTA managed to get to 5-8°C BUT not YYZ. It was stuck at 1-2°C
— Jill Taylor (@JillTaylorCity) March 17, 2022
The fog on Wednesday led to a blown weather guarantee with a high of 2 C, compared to the predicted high of 6 C.
As a result CityNews 680 will be giving away a $10,400 jackpot at 7:21 am on Friday. you can enter for your chance to win here.
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It was the first major event canceled when the COVID-19 pandemic hit two years ago, but now Toronto is going green once again.
Patio’s are expected to be bustling on Thursday when the spring air arrives, and this year Torontonians will get a second chance to celebrate this weekend.
Mayor John Tory is officially proclaiming two St. Patrick’s Days in the city this year to make-up for the last two years missed.
“Torontonians are owed a second St. Patrick’s Day in 2022 and what better day than March 20, the day the parade returns to Toronto,” said Tory in a statement.
“Beyond marking the continued reopening of our city, the parade as always is an opportunity to recognize and acknowledge the many contributions that Irish Canadians have made and continue to make to the cultural fabric of our city.”
sunday’s parade will begin at noon at the corner of St. George Street and Bloor Street West before making its way down Yonge Street and ending at Nathan Phillips Square.
I know people are looking forward to #StPatricksDay tomorrow and supporting our local restaurants and bars!
— John Tory (@JohnTory) March 16, 2022
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