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July 17, 2002
Toronto emergency cooling centres continue to operate
Toronto Community and Neighbourhood Services -- In response to the
declaration of a heat emergency by the City of Toronto's Associate Medical
Officer of Health on Tuesday, July 16, Toronto Shelter, Housing and Support
opened four emergency cooling centres across the city.

Until the heat emergency is declared to be over, these centres will continue to
operate at the following locations and times:

East York Civic Centre
850 Coxwell Avenue (Coxwell and Mortimer)
11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

North York Civic Centre
5100 Yonge Street (Yonge and Sheppard)
11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

York Civic Centre
2700 Eglinton Avenue West (Eglinton and Keele)
11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Metro Hall
55 John Street (King and John)
Open 24 hours

Note that the Metro Hall cooling centre has been open on a 24-hour basis since
11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 16, and will also be open this evening. While all
major doors will be open at Metro Hall, the most direct access to the centre is
via the Wellington or King Street entrances.

Media contacts:
Toronto Shelter, Housing & Support:
Phil Brown,
cell, 416-435-8267
Toronto Community and Neighbourhood Services:
Rosemary Bennett,
pager, 416-328-4402

Media Contact
see Media Contacts above



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