TORONTO – Toronto city council will be advised today to consider asking the provincial government to declare the city a disaster area.
The recommendation is in a city staff report that says Toronto faces in excess of $171 million in costs due to storms in 2013.
The report estimates last month’s severe ice storm will cost the city at least $106 million in damage to forestry infrastructure and other related expenses.
Periods of light snow ending this morning then cloudy with 60 percent chance of light snow or freezing drizzle. Fog patches dissipating near noon. High zero.
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A special meeting of City Council will be held to consider a report from the City Manager on the recent ice storm, including a request for Provincial assistance under the Ontario Disaster Relief Assistance Program. (9:30 a.m. at Council Chamber, Toronto City Hall)
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