For the next three days, a heat warning is in effect for Toronto as temperatures are expected to feel like 40 degrees Celsius with the humidex. According to Environment Canda, daytime temperatures will peak in the high twenties to the low thirties on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The humidex is expected to be very high combining with the heat to reach values near 40 C each day.
The weather agency says the night will provide the city with some relief as temperatures are expected to be just above 20 C. The hot and humid weather can be detrimental to the air quality as it deteriorates the air quality. The city will open eight emergency cooling centres across Toronto starting today. Residents will have access to air-conditioned space to rest and get a drink.
The cooling centres are located at East York Civic Centre on 850 Coxwell Ave., Etobicoke Civic Centre at 399 The West Mall, Metro Hall at 55 John St., and North York Civic Centre at 5100 Yonge St. Other locations include Scarborough Civic Centre at 150 Borough Dr., Domenico Di Lucca Community Centre at 25 Stanley Rd., Don Montgomery Community Centre at 2467 Eglinton Ave. and Masaryk-Cowan Community Recreation Centre at 220 Cowan Ave.
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