Tornado watches end for areas north of Toronto

Residents in parts of the Greater Toronto Area were told to brace for possible severe thunderstorms on Thursday night. (Chris Young/Canadian Press - image credit)

Environment Canada has ended tornado watches for parts of the Greater Toronto Area on Thursday night.

The areas were all north of Toronto.

The federal weather agency said the watches applied to Caledon in Peel Region, as well as Newmarket and Georgina in northern York Region and Uxbridge and Beaverton in northern Durham Region, but all had ended by 11 p.m.