Staying cool in a closed city – Heat Warning

How are people supposed to stay cool when the libraries, malls, restaurants and other public spaces are closed? COVID-19 has made heat warnings even worse! This is a health justice issue and a time to take care of each other. And maybe call 311 and your MPP and city councillor about heat and water options.

Environment and Climate Change Canada has extended the Heat Warning for Toronto to Monday, June 22.

Tomorrow, the City of Toronto will keep open 15 Emergency Cooling Centres (ECCs) for the extended Heat Warning. A new location at the Parkdale Library, 1303 Queen St W., is among the ECCs to remain open. All ECCs will open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., except Metro Hall, 55 John St., which continues to run 24 hours during the Heat Warning.

An interactive map is available to help those who need to locate an ECC near them. More: //www.toronto.ca/news/citys-15-emergency-cooling-centres-to-stay-open-for-heat-warning-tomorrow

 

Find more general tips from The Bulletin from 2019 about heat and public spaces. 

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