Hippos know a thing or two about staying cool underneath the Sub-Saharan sun, but do you?
Hot, humid summer days can be especially hard for people with breathing problems such as COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and asthma. It is important to stay in a cool environment with air conditioning access. During the day, shopping malls and public libraries are good places to be. The City of Toronto has published a list of Air Conditioned Public Places and Cooling Centres here.
And don’t forget to check on elderly neighbours and relatives from time to time!