Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. David McKeown, is upgrading a heat alert to an extreme heat alert after Environment Canada says Monday’s heat could feel in the 40’s.
The city is also under a heat warning from Environment Canada, saying humidity will make Monday’s high of 33 feel much warmer.
The public is being encouraged to stay cool, and visit family and friends at greater risk of suffering heat-related illnesses. They’re advising people to stay cool, avoid the sun, avoid any strenuous outdoor activities, never leave seniors, children or pets unattended in a car. and drink plenty of water.
Cooling centres are being set up at the following locations:
- Metro Hall – 55 John St. (This cooling centre opens at 11 a.m. on the day the alert is issued and remains open 24 hours a day for the duration of the Extreme Heat Alert.)
- East York Civic Centre – 850 Coxwell Ave. (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
- North York Civic Centre – 5100 Yonge St. (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
- Driftwood Community Centre – 4401 Jane St. (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
- Etobicoke Civic Centre – 399 The West Mall (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
- McGregor Community Centre – 2231 Lawrence Ave. E. (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
- Centennial Park Community Centre – 1967 Ellesmere Rd. (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
Meanwhile, the following public outdoor pools are having their hours extended:
- Alexandra Park
- Alex Duff Memorial Park
- Giovanni Caboto
- Fairbank Memorial
- Heron Park
- Monarch Park
- McGregor Park
- Smithfield Park
- Sunnyside – Gus Ryder