If you've been in Toronto for the past week you know that the city has been dripping in sweat. While air conditioning does make the heat bearable at times, the sweltering weather can be hard to beat otherwise.
Gerald Cheng, a Toronto meteorologist with Environment Canada said the heat warning will be coming to an end and as a bonus, all the humidity will be heading out along with it.
"We're really going to feel the effects Friday. That's when the temperature will not be 30 C anymore. It will go back to the high 20s," he said, adding that without humidity, Toronto will be less sticky and a lot more comfortable.
Cheng described the air mass coming on Thursday night as a knife that will slice through the area. Meanwhile, Toronto currently sits in the same system that caused the heat warning to begin before the weekend.
While sweet relief from the heat is coming, both Wednesday and Thursday of this week are looking like they will be hot, nearing 40 degrees Celsius with the humidex. Thursday overnight is when temperatures will be cooling off, leading for a Friday with less humidity.
Why You Need To Go: Hike your way to Buffalo Crag lookout, where you'll be treated to sweeping views of the escarpment. The area is located less than an hour from the city, and reservations are required.
Why You Need To Go: Tucked away in Spencer Gorge Conservation Area, Dundas Peak offers towering views of the escarpment and Hamilton. The hike is just under an hour from Toronto, and it will even take you past a 41-metre waterfall. Reservations are required.
Why You Need To Go: Take in soaring views of Buttermilk Valley on this giant trestle bridge, which sits 29 metres above the land below. It can be found along the Kawartha Trans Canada Trail about an hour and a half from Toronto.
The exact harvesting dates depend on the weather, but typically strawberries are available in mid-June, raspberries in July, and blueberries in August. But it is a smart idea to check with the farm first to check the crop is ready.
Millar Berry Farms
Address: 7375 Longwoods Rd., London, ON
Why You Need To Go: In addition to their pick-your-own strawberry and raspberry gardens, you can also purchase fresh vegetables like beets, kale and broccoli.
The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) has just filed a $90 million lawsuit against the City and Toronto Fire Services (TFS) over a massive fire that destroyed York Memorial Collegiate Institute in 2019.
The legal document claims that the fire department failed to do its job properly upon initial arrival, which resulted in the fire rekindling on May 7, the following day. TDSB also argues that Fire Chief Matthew Pegg attempted to sway them into believing the fires were separate.
"While the TDSB and our insurers had hoped to resolve this matter outside of court, we were left with no choice but to take legal action," stated the school.
In a press conference, Pegg commented on the lawsuit, saying, "I became aware of the statement of claim being filed today, a copy of one of the media articles was sent to me by a colleague. It is now in the hands of city legal, as is our process at any point of time for any legal action, and that's where it's best suited. It's a matter that will be managed by legal services and ultimately in the courts."