The cold was unavoidable for anyone who had to head outside, even if only for a brief period.
Nic Carriere was outside Monday working with a crew that was surveying for a new bike path.
"I have like, six layers on — I have two shirts, two sweaters and a jacket on," said Carriere, who was mostly keeping warm aside from his toes feeling cold at times.
By the mid-afternoon, the mercury had only made its way up to -8 C at Pearson International
Airport, according to data posted to the Environment Canada website.
Prior to that, the temperature was -11 C or lower throughout the morning — and it was returning to those lows on Monday evening.
Click on the video above to see a full report from the CBC’s Amanda Margison.