Are you prepared for the next ice storm?

IcestormEmergencies and disasters can strike quickly and without warning and can force you to evacuate your neighbourhood or be confined to your home. What would you do if your basic services—water, gas, electricity or communications—were cut off?

On Tuesday January 26th at Annette Street Library (145 Annette Street) local residents participated in a 2 hour workshop on resilience in cases of extreme emergency. Representatives from the City of Toronto, Office of Emergency Management and the Canadian Red Cross shared practical tips on how to prepare for emergency, what to do and where to turn when disaster strikes. The workshop was organized by CREW (Community Resilience to Extreme Weather), co-sponsored by Annette Street Library and Green 13. City Councillor of Ward 13, Sarah Doucette, provided opening remarks.

Information on preparing for emergencies can be found on the Office of Emergency Management website.

If you are interested in hosting a similar workshop in your neighbourhood, please contact us at

CREW is currently working in Ward 13 to engage seniors in emergency preparedness activities around extreme weather events. If you are interested in learning more, please contact

CREW Toronto

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