Environment Canada has ended an official heat warning for the City of Toronto but cooling centres are still open.
Toronto Public Health has extended their heat warning as the temperature is expected to peak at 31 degrees and feel more like 37 with the humidex.
Below you’ll find a complete list of resources from the City to help you stay cool.
People at increased risk for heat related illness include:
- Older adults
- Infants and young children
- People with chronic illnesses, such as heart or respiratory conditions, people with limited Physical mobility, people with certain mental health illnesses, people on certain medications
- People who work or exercise in the heat
- Homeless people and low-income earners
- People on the lower end of the socio-economic scale
How to prevent heat related illness:
- Drink lots of cool water even before you feel thirsty
- Go to an air conditioned place such as a shopping mall, library or community centre
- 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
- Take cool showers or baths or use cool wet towels to cool down
- Never leave a person or pet inside a parked car or in the direct sunlight
- Consult with your doctor or pharmacist on medications that increase your risk to heat
- Call or visit at-risk family, friends or neighbours (especially seniors living alone) to make sure they are drinking plenty of fluids and keeping cool