Toronto: Toronto residents woke up to the coldest morning of the year on Wednesday, and with the onset of February, this temperature will drop further.

The cold wave in the city has increased tremendously but the cold is likely to increase further this weekend.

Meteorologists predicted that after a moderate cold in January, it is now going to be colder than the previous three years by Friday in February.

The worst frigid air could be witnessed on Friday and into Saturday morning while Saturday may be the coldest air in the city since 2016.

A cold alert has been issued in the city. There has also been a demand to open more warming centres in the city in these winters.

Earlier this month, more than 1,000 Faith leaders wrote to Mayor John Tory and city councillors demanding an emergency meeting.

Meanwhile, the Toronto Board of Health also passed a motion to assess the use of emergency warming centers in winter for homeless people.

The motion will go to the city council for further discussions and the next meeting will be held on February 7.

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