Heat Warning upgraded to Extended Heat Warning

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 July 7, 2016

 Heat Warning Upgraded to Extended Heat Warning In Toronto, Cooling Centres Open

Based on information from Environment Canada, Dr. David McKeown, Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health, has upgraded the Heat Warning to an Extreme Heat Warning for today. The Extreme Heat Warning will be in effect until further notice.
During an Extreme Heat Warning, the public is encouraged to call or visit family, friends and neighbours, especially isolated adults and seniors who are at greater risk of suffering from heat-related illness, to make sure they are cool and drinking plenty of fluids. Other groups at risk include people with chronic illnesses, individuals with limited mobility or certain mental health illnesses, infants and young children, people on certain medications, and those who are homeless.

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City Of Toronto Reminds Residents To Make Sure Their Properties Are Safe This Summer

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June 29, 2016

City Of Toronto Reminds Residents To Make Sure Their Properties Are Safe This Summer

With the start of the summer vacation period, the City of Toronto is encouraging residents to be sure that proper safety mechanisms such as window-safety latches and pool fences are in place to prevent tragedies, particularly involving children under age five.

For the protection of residents, City bylaws require the installation of window-safety devices on apartment windows that are more than two metres above the ground and are less than 1.5 metres from the apartment unit's floor – unless the window faces onto a balcony. The safety latches must prevent any part of the window from opening more than 10 centimeters.

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Heat Alert Declared for Toronto

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 July 5, 2016

 Heat Warning declared for Toronto

Based on information from Environment Canada, Dr. David McKeown, Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health, has issued a Heat Warning for Toronto today. The Heat Warning will be in effect until further notice.

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