It’s going to be a sweaty Monday in the 6ix. Toronto's weather forecast is calling for sweltering heat throughout the day. In fact, the temperatures throughout the city will be so hot, that Mexico City will actually be cooler.
This morning’s comfortable temperatures shouldn’t fool residents as daytime highs are forecasted to peak at 30 C later in the day.
So, if you’ve got any ice cream bars saved for special occasions, now is the time to pull them out.
According to The Weather Network, Monday morning will be clear skies and reasonable temperatures before descending into chaos with sweltering heat and a chance for thunderstorms.
A heat warning has already been put in effect for the 6ix as temperatures are supposed to feel like 39 C.
“A very warm airmass will continue to affect the Golden Horseshoe today. Maximum daytime temperatures near 31 degrees Celsius with humidex values near 38 or 39 are expected,” reads a statement from Environment Canada.
Ontarians will have the chance to book Sunwing flights to sunny getaway destinations this upcoming winter.
The airline has announced that it's resuming trips to popular vacation spots like Varadero, Cancun, and Punta Cana starting in December 2021.
London International Airport and Thunder Bay International Airport will have weekly flights to all three of these tropical places until mid-April 2022. Residents of Windsor will get to jet off to Cayo Santa Maria and Varadero, and Waterloo International Airport will have weekly trips to Cancun.
Plus, Sunwing is resuming flights between North Bay and Cancun, as well as Sudbury and Varadero each week from December to April.
The airline told Narcity that "winter schedules for Hamilton and Toronto's [Pearson Airport] are currently being finalized and more details will be announced soon."
Air Canada is also announcing the start of non-stop flights to Hawaii that will take off this December from Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, and Vancouver.
One local resident is bringing the nightlife of Toronto to your screens, but not in the way you might think.
Jason Leaver, a local filmmaker, is taking on the task of creating a raccoon video game that lets you experience the life of a trash panda in the 6ix.
In clips of the game, which he calls Trash Panda, Leaver showcases how you can walk down the streets of the city and knock over trash bins throughout the night, which is every raccoon's dream.
"The idea [for Trash Panda] struck me one evening when I was taking out the trash! I think earlier that day I was playing around that fantastic raccoon character asset that I purchased quite some time ago. So, when garbage night and a cute animated raccoon came together in my mind, it felt like a eureka moment," Leaver continued.
The game, which he hopes could be out in time for summer, was partly inspired by Reaver's own run-ins with the city's infamous critters. When asked about his experience with the Toronto animals, Leaver told Narcity that his "daughter's favourite one is probably the time a mother raccoon and her two cubs took up residence under her treehouse."
While it is still in the works, Leaver states he wants to make it as "Toronto as it can be."