Here are our tips for having a safe and fun night out and avoiding a New Year’s nightmare.
Check your event
Due to the extreme cold, outdoor events might be shortened or cancelled. At Nathan Phillips Square the New Year’s Eve festivities have been adjusted to start right before midnight. A DJ set and countdown will still take place, followed by a fireworks display to ring in the New Year.
Forecasts for New Year’s Eve predict a high of -15C and a low of -20C which will feel more like -26C with the wind chill. The City of Toronto is encouraging anyone attending outdoor festivities to dress warmly, cover all extremities, stay active and be on the lookout for signs of cold stress.
Plan your ride
On New Year’s Eve, the busiest time for Uber is between midnight and 3am. Be prepared for higher prices and longer wait times. On their website uber suggests using uberPOOL to share your ride and your fare with other people going in the same direction.
Between 7pm on Sunday night and 7am on Monday morning, travelling on the TTC will be free. Train service on all TTC lines has also been extended until at least 3am.
GO Transit will also be free after 7pm and running on their