Extremely hot temperatures rolled into the Greater Toronto Area last week and ice cream trucks have been making their rounds in residential areas bringing a touch of nostalgia and a way to cool down.
But not everyone is happy about it. A Peel called 911 Saturday to complain about the length of time an ice cream truck spent parked on a residential street, according to Peel police.
“It’s hot outside which means the ice cream trucks will probably be out. If the ice cream truck stops in front of your house and is there for a bit due to all the children, it’s still not a reason to call 911 to complain,” Peel police said in a tweet.
The call came in Saturday, a record hot day for Peel Region and the surrounding area. Ironically enough, it was also National Ice Cream Day.
Temperatures over the weekend soared to 34 C, feeling more like 44 C with the humidex, so it’s no surprise residents were interested in enjoying an ice cream cone for some much-needed relief.
People aren’t just calling 911 over ice cream. The system has been inundated with calls from residents complaining about the emergency alert system after recent Amber Alerts.
Peel Police recommends calling 911 only for emergency situations and referring instead to 311 for non-emergency issues to keep the lines open for actual emergencies.