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Heat warning issued for Toronto for Sunday and Monday

Environment Canada says it has declared a heat warning for Toronto on Sunday and Monday as temperatures soar into the 30s.

The weather agency said it “issues a heat warning when it forecasts two or more consecutive days with daytime maximum temperatures of 31 C or warmer, together with minimum nighttime temperatures of 20 C or warmer, or when there is a forecast of two or more consecutive days with humidex values expected to reach 40 or higher.”

According to Environment Canada, Sunday is expected to see a high of 32 C with the humidex at 40, and a low at night of 21 C.

Monday is expected to see a high of 30 C and a low of 19 C in Toronto.

City officials said a modified “heat relief network” will be in place due the warning which includes pools, wading pools, splash pads, 47 community centres and emergency cooling centres for the public.

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Emergency cooling centres (ECCs) offer people an air-conditioned place to rest indoors and receive a cool drink, the city said.

The following three ECCs will be open:

  • Metro Hall at 55 John St. — open 11 a.m. on Sunday and remains open overnight until 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 25.
  • Mimico-Coronation Club House at 10 Judson St. — open on Sunday only from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Masaryk-Cowan Community Recreation Centre at 220 Cowan Ave. — open on Sunday only from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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