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Adapting to extreme heat

2050 projections

Local climate projections show that we can expect: 

  • Warmer temperatures year-round
  • More extreme heat days in summer
  • Longer, hotter, and more frequent heatwaves

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Extreme heat events are prolonged periods of unseasonably high temperatures. It is responsible for more weather-related deaths in Canada in an average year than any other hazard. 

Climate change is making extreme heat events more common.

Building the future we want

A city that is resilient to extreme heat means:

  • Improved access to cooling and thermal safety at home
  • Better access to public cooling spaces and community supports
  • Expanded tree canopy and green space, particularly in neighbourhoods disproportionately impacted by the urban heat island effect

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