The temperature in Toronto may reach as high as 40 C with the humidex on Monday as the hot weather continues to engulf the region for the start of the work week.
A heat warning remains in effect for much of southern Ontario including the City of Toronto.
The city’s medical officer of health is advising members of the public to check on the elderly or those most vulnerable to heat-related illness.
The expected high for Monday is 34 C with an overnight low of 21 C. The temperatures will begin to cool down on Tuesday with a high of 27 C and will go down even further on Wednesday with a high of 22 C.
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The public is encouraged to cool off in air-conditioned places such as shopping malls, local libraries and community centres in neighbourhoods throughout Toronto.
A number of community centres in Toronto have staff on hand to assist residents affected by the extreme heat.
Below is a list of locations where the public can cool off, receive a cold drink and a snack.
- Metro Hall, 55 John St. (24 hours)
- 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 Community Centre, 1967 Ellesmere Rd. (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.)