Warmth Caution Continues Complying With Record-High Temperatures in Toronto

A heat warning remains in effect for Toronto, as the hot temperatures we’ve been experiencing this week show no signs of coming to an end. This comes as Toronto recorded the hottest July 2 on record this Thursday since 2002, as temperatures reached 35.5º C. The previous record set was 35.3º C. READ: Where to Find the City’s 14 Cooling Centres in Toronto (MAP) Environment Canada says daytime high temperatures in excess of 30º C are expected Friday, while humidex values nearing the high thirties to low forties are expected until at least Sunday, and likely beyond. Overnight lows in excess of 20º C are also expected through this period, providing little relief from the heat. Environment Canada The weather agency says that hot and humid air can bring deteriorating air quality and can result in the Air Quality Health Index approaching the high-risk category. Environment Canada is also reminding the public…

Beat the Warm at These Toronto Pools With Extended Hours (MAP).

As Toronto remains under a heat warning, the City has extended the operating hours for a number of public pools located throughout Toronto. On Friday, July 3, temperatures are expected to soar into the high thirties, while humidex values will near the low forties, and to help residents beat the heat, seven public pools will have extended hours. READ: Heat Warning Continues Following Record-High Temperatures in Toronto According to the City, the following pools will be open until 11:45 pm: Alex Duff Memorial Earlscourt Park/Giovanni Caboto Monarch Park Parkway Forest Smithfield Park Sunnyside Park/Gus Ryder Heron Park will also have extended hours this evening, though it will only be open until 9 pm. The City says pool capacity has also been reduced to 25% to allow for physical distancing. In case you find yourself overheating this afternoon or during the evening, here’s a map of all of the public pools with extended hours.…

Muskoka Obtains Greener with New E-Vehicle Charging Stations

If you have an electric vehicle (e-vehicle) or are in the market for one, it’s about to become a lot more convenient – and reassuring – to make the drive from Toronto to Muskoka and beyond. Three shiny new e-vehicle fast-chargers now grace the Sobeys parking lot in Gravenhurst (155 Edward Street) at the south end of town. Skyline Retail REIT and Ivy Charging Network – a partnership facilitated by Hydro One and Ontario Power Generation – installed the universal fast chargers, which will officially open to the public on Tuesday, July 7. The chargers can charge any type of e-vehicle, offering 380 kilometres of range in less than 30 minutes. The cost to charge your car is currently set at a fixed rate of $.30/minute. Prior to the addition of these charging stations, the region’s fast-charging stations were found along highway 400. There were charging stations in Barrie and Huntsville –…