June 30, 2018
Amidst heat warnings from Environment Canada and the City of Toronto, advocates for the homeless are calling on the city to extend the hours of its cooling centres to provide more relief from the blistering temperatures.
With Saturday’s temperature hitting a high of 35.4 C, setting a record for June 30, outreach workers who deal with the city’s most vulnerable populations say more needs to be done to help people experiencing homelessness beat the heat.
That includes making more of its seven cooling centres 24-hour-day operations. Currently, only the cooling centre at Metro Hall operates by these hours.