01/25/2013 11:54 EST | Updated 03/27/2013 05:12 EDT

Toronto's extreme cold weather alert cancelled

The extreme cold weather alert issued on Monday has been cancelled as above seasonal temperatures are forecast to move into southern Ontario.

The alert was issued as a cold snap took hold of the city due to an Arctic blast.

Extreme cold and winter conditions trigger an alert because of the threat they pose to Toronto's homeless population.

In some parts of the Greater Toronto Area the wind chill made temperatures feel as low as –24 C on Wednesday, which made it the coldest day in the city this winter.

Environment Canada forecasts temperatures will rise to a high of 11 C on Tuesday with a chance of rain.