City of Toronto Heat Warnings

Now that the summer is here, take your heat wave precautions! Inform yourself about the City of Toronto Heat Warnings:

For a list of cooling centres and air-conditioned public spaces, visit the following link:

*All cooling centres are accessible. All air-conditioned public spaces are accessible except:
Bedford Park Community Centre
Falstaff Community Centre
North Toronto Memorial Community Centre
Perth/Dupont Public Library
Queen/Saulter Public Library
St. Clair/Silverthorn Public Library
Victoria Village

Some advice to beat the heat:
• Drink lots of cool water even before you feel thirsty.
• Go to air-conditioned places (shopping malls, local libraries, community centres, etc.)
• Take cool showers or baths or use cool wet towels to cool down.
• Wear loose, light-coloured, breathable clothing and, when outdoors, wear a
wide-brimmed hat.
• Avoid the sun and stay in the shade or use an umbrella.
• Reschedule or plan outdoor activities so they take place during cooler parts of the day.
• Make sure that elderly people, children or pets are not left unattended in a car.

Landlords of buildings without air conditioning are encouraged to provide a dedicated cooling room for vulnerable residents to escape the heat. Community agencies are encouraged to educate clients on the risks of heat-related illness and to call or check on those clients who are at increased risk of heat-related illness during warnings.

For more information about how to beat the heat:

For up-to-date information on extended pool hours, pool locations and regular operating hours, call 311 or visit