This brutal, sweltering day was about survival. When I checked on-line at one point, it was 36 degrees, feeling, with the humidity, like 48. That’s 48 degrees. Record-breaking – the hottest Toronto has ever been. Outside the front door was a radiating wall of heat – you had to push your way through. The air felt like fur, and it was hard to breathe, even for someone like me with good lungs. As I said – brutal.