A significant number of cool spaces are closed due to COVID-19 restrictions. During a heat warning, the City will open Emergency Cooling Centres.

Locate a cool space near you by entering an address or the nearest intersection. You can also find a location by browsing the interactive map. Filter the results by selecting “Filter Results” and choosing types of locations, amenities and operational hours.

Please note, the map identifies all available locations but they may not all meet your immediate needs based on hours and access. The Location Results List automatically updates as you scroll around the map.

Shelters and 24-hour respite sites can be found at: toronto.ca/homelesshelp

The City is continually working with local organizations to add locations and update location information.

COVID-19 Information

Toronto Public Health continues to advise residents to stay home, when possible, to help prevent the spread of COVID-19; however, people who are at higher risk for COVID-19 (e.g., persons who are more than 70 years of age), or who are required to self-isolate due to COVID-19 (e.g., symptoms, high risk exposure), may visit an Emergency Cooling Centre if necessary to beat the heat while taking the following precautions:

  • When travelling to an Emergency Cooling Centre:
  • When arriving at an Emergency Cooling Centre, inform a staff member prior to entering of your COVID-19 or self-isolation status during the screening process.