July 7, 2016 6:30 am
Updated: July 7, 2016 6:47 am

Extended heat warning prompts cooling centres to open in Toronto

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Toronto’s medical officer of health has upgraded the city’s heat warning to an extended heat warning prompting cooling centres to open.

The expected high on Thursday is 33 C with a humidex value of 38 C. The temperatures will drop by Friday with a high of 27 C and a 40 per cent chance of showers.

City of Toronto cooling centres are open at the following locations:

• Metro Hall – 55 John St. (This cooling centre opens at 11 a.m. on the day the warning is issued and remains open 24 hours a day for the duration of the Extended Heat Warning.)
• East York Civic Centre – 850 Coxwell Ave. (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
• North York Civic Centre – 5100 Yonge St. (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
• Driftwood Community Centre – 4401 Jane St. (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
• Etobicoke Civic Centre – 399 The West Mall (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
• McGregor Community Centre – 2231 Lawrence Ave. E. (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
• Centennial Park Community Centre – 1967 Ellesmere Rd. (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.)

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