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.