Air Quality Health Index:
Enhanced Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) Service for the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games
Environment Canada has enhanced the AQHI service in Toronto and Hamilton for the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games this summer. New hourly forecasts, along with daily forecasts and current values, are being provided for local areas in Toronto and Hamilton. This enhanced service will assist the athletes, visitors and local residents to plan their activities for the day, by helping to reduce their health risk from exposure to air pollution in their local area.
The new hourly forecast service, is being launched as a pilot project and will provide AQHI forecasts on the hour, for the next 18 hours. The forecasts will be issued for Toronto and Hamilton, as well as for individual air monitoring stations throughout the two cities. In addition to the six regular monitoring stations, two new temporary stations have been added on Toronto Island and at York University to better serve the Pan Am venues. This enhanced AQHI service provides a better understanding of how air quality can change throughout the day, and across the two cities. These services will last for the duration of the Pan Am and Parapan Am games.
- AQHI enhanced locations in Toronto and Hamilton for the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games
- More locations in Southern Ontario
- New smart phone app from our partners
AQHI locations for the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games
Image of a map of the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games area, showing where the Air Quality Health Index is available: Barrie, Brampton, Burlington, Hamilton, Hamilton Downtown, Hamilton Mountain, Mississauga, Newmarket, Oakville, Oshawa, St. Catharines, Toronto, Toronto Downtown, Toronto East, Toronto Island, Toronto North, Toronto West, and York University. AQHI communities are indicated by a grey dot and AQHI stations with enhanced services are shown with a red square. These are linked to the current conditions and forecast value for the Air Quality Health Index.
AQHI enhanced locations in Toronto and Hamilton for the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games
|Hamilton Downtown||Elgin St./Kelly St.||43.257778||-79.861667|
|Hamilton Mountain||Vickers Rd./East 18th St.||43.229417||-79.862778|
|Toronto Downtown||Bay St./Wellesley St. West||43.662972||-79.388111|
|Toronto East||Kennedy Rd./Lawrence Ave. East||43.747917||-79.274056|
|Toronto North||Hendon Ave./Yonge St.||43.781611||-79.417722|
|Toronto West||125 Resources Rd.||43.709444||-79.5435|
|Toronto Island*||Hanlan’s Point||43.612129||-79.388717|
|York University*||Keele Campus||43.77375||-79.507056|
*Temporary stations for Pan Am
New smart phone app from our partners
Weather Active App: Weather and air quality for the Pan Am area, with tips to protect your health. Developed by Toronto Public Health, with support from Health Canada.
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