George Brown College will be open on Thursday, Feb. 7, according to a tweet from the college.
WEATHER UPDATE: George Brown College will be open tomorrow.
— George Brown College (@GBCollege) February 7, 2019
On Wednesday, George Brown College closed at noon due to freezing rain and ice pellets. All continuing education classes in the evening were also cancelled.
According to Environment Canada, a freezing drizzle advisory is in effect for the Toronto area.
Periods of freezing drizzle are expected to continue through tonight and into Thursday. There is the potential for a brief period of freezing rain Thursday afternoon before temperatures rise above zero and the precipitation changes to rain or drizzle.
Challenging winter travelling conditions are expected through Thursday due to the prolonged period of icing.
Strong westerly winds with gusts in the 60 to 80 km/h range may be possible Thursday night into Friday.
Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery. Take extra care when walking or driving in affected areas.
Some students were critical of the decision to open the school on Thursday as well as Wednesday morning.
I expect it to be open. And then have you guys close the school at 12 again. 😡🙄
— paolo (@paubluchii) February 7, 2019
Commuting from Mississauga to George brown just for you to cancel right before I get there pic.twitter.com/6fCTbj85xu
— Angelo (@AngelocoSec) February 6, 2019
After I just got to class a half hour late and spend 2 and a half hours to get here. Well done #notimpressed
— Mary (@marebear_94) February 6, 2019
Waste of money to come down here. Now I gotta commute another 2 hours 🙄
— Avery Mitchell (@AverydMitchell) February 6, 2019
Thank you for this. It was a waste of money for me to come to school today but at least I can get home safe.
— Dayzer (@Dayzer50343813) February 6, 2019
What a major overreaction. I drove in from Whitby then back after closure with no issues because I drove sensibly, and the city was reacting in real time to the build-up. Keeping students and staff inside would have been safer until plows and salt trucks could do their job. Silly
— Troy 🇨🇦 (@skookumz) February 6, 2019