A heat warning has been issued for the GTA and much of southern Ontario as yet another warm front moves into the region.
And Toronto’s Chief Medical Officer of Health has also issued a heat warning which will remain in effect until further notice.
According to Environment Canada, the so called ‘heat episode’ is expected on Thursday and Friday with daytime temperatures reaching the low thirties with afternoon humidex values in the mid to upper thirties.
Overnight lows meanwhile, will be near 20 degrees.
The weather agency is reminding people to frequently visit neighbours, friends and older family members, especially those who are chronically ill, to make sure that they are cool and hydrated.
They are also urging people not to leave kids or pets inside a parked vehicle or in direct sunlight, while they also advise people to prepare meals that don’t need to be cooked in the oven.
The city has opened seven cooling stations for the public to use, in case they are without air conditioning:
Metro Hall, East York Civic Centre, North York Civic Centre and Etobicoke Civic Centre
M-F 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m and on weekends from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Driftwood Community Centre, McGregor Community Centre and Centennial Community Centre
11 a.m. – 7 p.m. seven days/week