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Heat Alert Issued For Toronto

A sunny long weekend? Yes please!

A heat alert on Victoria Day? We’ll take it, but we’re not happy about it.

The city’s medical officer of health issued the alert on Monday. It’s in effect until further notice.

That means you need to stay out of the sun, drink a lot of fluids, avoid strenuous activities, and turn on that A/C.

Toronto has a list of public places that offer air conditioning if your home doesn’t have it. http://www.toronto.ca/health/heatalerts/beatheat_ac_places.htm

As well, check on your friends, family and neighbours, especially those who live alone and are at greater risk of suffering from heat-related illness.

It goes without saying, but we’ll say it anyway: don’t leave children, pets or the elderly unattended in a car. The temperature inside a vehicle can climb rapidly.

Environment Canada is calling for a high of 27C in the city, dropping down to 21C near the lake.