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Heat warning continues for GTA, 6 emergency cooling centres open

Last Updated May 26, 2020 at 6:07 am EST

The hot weather continues across Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area on Tuesday as a heat warning issued by Environment Canada remains in place.

680 NEWS meteorologist Jill Taylor said the high is expected to be 30 C, but with the humidity it will feel closer to 39.

In response to the sweltering temperatures, the City of Toronto is opening six emergency cooling centres, which will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The location of these centres are:

  • Wallace Emerson Community Centre, 1260 Dufferin St.
  • Regent Park Community Centre, 402 Shuter St.
  • Malvern Community Centre Arena, 30 Sewells Rd.
  • Scarborough Village Community Centre Arena, 3600 Kingston Rd.
  • Amesbury Arena, 155 Culford Dr.
  • Domenico DiLuca Community Centre, 25 Stanley Rd.

 

“(There is) a definite risk of heat illnesses, such as heat stroke or heat exhaustion, when you’re dealing with a humidex close to 39, even 40,” Taylor explained.

This hot spell is expected to last over the next few days.

High humidex values also bring a risk or showers or thunderstorms.

The greatest chance for wet weather will be on Thursday, with showers in the forecast for the early evening.

During the summer months, residents are being reminded to never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle.