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Last day of school comes as GTA gets ready for intense heat

News Staff | posted Thursday, Jun 28th, 2018

Thousands of excited elementary school children are counting down the hours Thursday, on the last day of school.

There will be many happy faces as students burst through the school doors later this afternoon and begin their summer vacation.

And the last day of school comes as the GTA gets ready for the intense heat, which is expected to roll into the region by Friday.

Toronto and the GTA remain under a special weather statement, calling for daytime highs in the mid-30s. On Friday, the humidex will be in the high 30s, but it will feel like the mid-40s with the humidity starting Saturday.

Environment Canada said heat warnings are likely to be issued on Thursday afternoon.

The high humidity is expected to stretch past the Canada Day long weekend.

As the school bell rings for the last time of the year, city council is thinking of new ways to make school zones safer.

More speed bumps, speed signs, and additional safety indicators are on their way to a school zone near you. Council has approved a $13-million additional investment into its Vision Zero Plan, which aims to reduce the number of fatalities on our streets to zero.

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