Hazardous to some and an annoyance to many, the high heat isn't everybody's (scalding) cup of tea. However, there are those who toast the steamy temperatures, or at least happily tolerate them when the mercury rises.

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Braving temperatures that felt like 40 degrees Celsius, CBC Hamilton reporter Cory Ruf set out on Wednesday morning looking for people, businesses and even four-legged fauna who welcome the heat. Here's a roundup of some winners in Hamilton's ongoing hot spell.