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TitleToronto's heat health alert system
LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorRichardson, G R A; Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Division
SourceAdapting to climate change: an introduction for Canadian municipalities; by Richardson, G R A ; Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Division; 2010 p. 22-23 Open Access logo Open Access
LinksOnline - En ligne
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
RelatedThis publication is a translation of Système d'alerte chaleur-santé de Toronto
File formatpdf
NTS30M/11; 30M/12; 30M/13; 30M/14
Lat/Long WENS -80.0000 -79.0000 44.0000 43.5000
Subjectsenvironmental geology; Government and Politics; Health and Safety; Nature and Environment; Science and Technology; Education and Training; climate effects; climate; planning; resource management; storms; models; energy conservation; health hazards; Climate change; Environmental hazards; Weather; Environmental adaptation; Planning; Integrated management; Weather forecasts; Weather warnings; Urban communities; Urban environment; Case studies
Illustrationsphotographs; location maps
ProgramClimate Change Impacts and Adaptation
ProgramClimate Change Impacts and Adaptation Climate Change Adaptation Program
Released2010 01 01; 2020 11 13
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
This case study describes Toronto, Ontario's Heat Health Alert System, which issues alerts triggered by the likelihood of excess heat-related mortality. The system is based on the historical relationship between mortality levels and weather conditions. It is designed to protect the city's most vulnerable populations (i.e., elderly, children, homeless, medically at-risk) Toronto's Hot Weather Response Plan has increased awareness of heat-related problems, contributed to the development of new programs and measures to combat the urban heat island effect, and helped facilitate the partnering of various City departments, organizations and other local groups.

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