Here’s where the cooling centers are, in your neighborhood!
In addition to using air conditioned shopping malls, local libraries and neighbourhood community centres as places to cool off, City-run Cooling Centres are open during Extreme Heat Alerts for those in need. The Metro Hall Cooling Centre (55 John Street at King St. W.) is open 24 hours during Extreme Heat Alerts. The following locations will be open from 11am to 7pm and will continue to operate until Toronto Public Health declares the Extreme Heat Alert to be over.
Centennial Park Recreation Centre – 1967 Ellesmere Rd
On Ellesmere Rd, west of Dolly Varden Blvd.
Driftwood Community Centre – 4401 Jane St.
On Jane St., north of Finch Ave.
East York Civic Centre – 850 Coxwell Ave
On Coxwell Ave., south of O’Connor Dr.
Etobicoke Olympium – 590 Rathburn Rd
On Rathburn Rd. at Melbert Rd.
McGregor Community Centre – 2231 Lawrence Ave. E.
On Lawrence Ave. E., east of Birchmount Rd.
North York Civic Centre – 5100 Yonge St
On Yonge St., north of Sheppard Ave. W
Cooling Centres offer an air-conditioned place to rest indoors and receive a cool drink and find information on how to “Beat the Heat”. Pets are welcome and owners are responsible to keep them on leash. All Cooling Centres are accessible by TTC. Drop-in Centres can also provide relief from the heat.