Another sweltering day is on the way, with the temperature expected to hit 34 degrees.
A third day in this kind of heat has prompted Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health to upgrade the heat alert to an extreme heat alert.
The alert will remain in effect until further notice.
Cooling stations will be made available at the following locations from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.:
Metro Hall – 55 John St.
East York Civic Centre – 850 Coxwell Ave
North York Civic Centre – 5100 Yonge St.
Driftwood Community Centre – 4401 Jane St.
Etobicoke Civic Centre – 399 The West Mall
McGregor Community Centre – 2231 Lawrence Ave. E.
Centennial Park Community Centre – 1967 Ellesmere Rd.
Residents are also advised to beat the heat by taking these precautions:
Drink lots of cool water even before you feel thirsty.
Take cool showers or baths or use cool, wet towels to cool down.
Wear loose, light-coloured, breathable clothing and when outdoors wear a wide-brimmed hat.
Avoid the sun and stay in the shade or use an umbrella.
Reschedule or plan outdoor activities during the cooler parts of the day.
Never leave seniors, children or pets unattended in a car.