Toronto weather: City extends opening hours at 7 public pools amid heatwave

The City of Toronto has extended the hours of operation at seven city-run swimming pools to help residents cool off despite heat warnings issued by Environment Canada.

The city’s website says the following pools will be open until 11:45 p.m. Sunday:

  • Alex Duff Memorial Outdoor Pool, 779 Crawford St.

  • Giovanni Caboto Pool, 1369 St. Clair Ave W.

  • McGregor Park Outdoor Pool, 2231 Lawrence Ave. E.

  • Monarch Park Outdoor Pool, 115 Felstead Avenue.

  • Parkway Forest Outdoor Pool, 55 Forest Manor Rd.

  • Smithfield Park Outdoor Pool, 175 Mount Olive Dr.

  • Sunnyside Gus Ryder Outdoor Pool, 1755 Lake Shore Blvd. W

As it enters the second day of a heat spell that spans much of southern Ontario, temperatures in Toronto are in the mid-thirties on Sunday afternoon. When combined with the humidity, Environment Canada says it feels like 41C in the city.

The agency warns people in areas under the warning to stay hydrated, stay indoors if possible and take frequent breaks if exercising or working outdoors.

Overnight, temperatures are expected to drop to the mid-20s. Slightly cooler temperatures are expected for Monday.

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