City of Toronto Thermal Comfort Study
The Thermal Comfort Study is intended to address thermal comfort in the public realm and shared outdoor amenity spaces, taking into consideration future climate projections and the impacts of surrounding built form.
It is becoming increasingly important to protect the quality and comfort of public realm that serves and is enjoyed by all populations in the city. Climate change is placing further pressure on Toronto’s public spaces to provide respite during extreme heat days, which are increasing in frequency and intensity. The design of public realm with thermal comfort is key in designing a resilient city.