Heats Alerts Declining Yet Homeless Deaths Still Spike in Summer

There is no doubt about it, heat and homelessness are a deadly combination.

Even when the number of heat alerts and extreme heat alerts is on the decline in Toronto, the number of deaths in the summer continue to spike, by over 36% in 2017 versus the previous three months. That according to City of Toronto stats from the last year and the last decade.

Contrary to popular belief,

summer can be

harder on the homeless

than winter.