Staying cool is hard especially when the Toronto Cooling centres were cancelled. Psych meds (including lithium) are risks for dehydration and worse. Homelessness and social isolation are probably the biggest danger. Would you be willing to occupy government spaces to stay cool? Historical context – survivors have been dying for a long time.Be especially careful if you experience the following symptoms from heat. You might want to call 911 or see a doctor:
…This year, Toronto decided to forego cooling centres and replace them with the “heat relief network” utilizing an online map showing 270 different locations to cool off, including splash pads, malls and overcrowded shelters, without adding any additional services or resources.
These sites have no staff trained to deal with health concerns and no food provided. Furthermore, most of the sites listed are unwelcoming toward the homeless as there are already reports of police removing people from the splash pads.