Cold Alert

Town urges residents to stay warm during a cold alert.

When Halton Region issues a cold alert many town facilities are available for use as warming centres. The Town of Oakville urges its residents to take the necessary precautions to limit outdoor activity and keep warm at one of our facilities.

To confirm that there is still a cold alert in effect for Halton Region — especially if you are viewing this page on a weekend or statutory holiday — please visit the Government of Canada's Weather Office website.

Warming centre locations and hours of operation

Town Hall

Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Oakville Public Library

Visit the Oakville Public Library website for all branch hours

Oakville Greenhouse

January 15 through June: Monday to Sunday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sixteen Mile Sports Complex

Monday to Sunday 6 a.m. to midnight

Glen Abbey Community Centre

Monday to Thursday 6 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Friday 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Iroquois Ridge Community Centre

Monday to Thursday 6 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Friday 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 8 am. to 7 p.m.

Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre

Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

River Oaks Community Centre

Monday to Thursday 6 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Friday 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Sir John Colborne Seniors’ Centre

Monday, Thursday, Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Oakville Seniors’ Centre

Monday, Wednesday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Oakville Museum

Tuesday to Sunday 1 to 4:30 p.m.

During a cold alert

During cold alerts and cold weather, the following is recommended:

  • Dress appropriately when going outside - frostbite can occur within minutes.
  • Cover exposed skin using multiple layers of loose-fitting clothes with a wind-resistant outer layer, a hat, mittens, and scarf.
  • If you get wet, change into dry clothing as soon as possible. You lose heat faster when you're wet.
  • Drink warm fluids – but NO alcohol or caffeinated beverages, as they cause your body to lose heat faster.
  • Keep moving – especially your hands and feet.
  • Take shelter from the wind to reduce wind chill exposure.
  • Keep your vehicle well-maintained.
  • Prepare emergency kits for your home and car.
  • Always be on the lookout for signs of frostbite and hypothermia.
  • Plan ahead and check the weather forecast!

For more information about cold alerts, visit the Halton Region website.