To confirm there is a heat warning/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.
To help residents combat the heat, the town will open some facilities during regional heat warning/alerts (when there's a heat warning of temperatures above 31 degrees Celsius). This facility will offer an air-conditioned space for people to rest and grab a cool drink of water.
- Trafalgar Park Community Centre: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. any day
- Glen Abbey library branch: 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday
- Iroquois Ridge library branch: 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday
During heat alerts and warm weather, the following is recommended:
- Drink lots of water (avoid caffeinated and alcoholic beverages)
- Check regularly on children, neighbours, the elderly, persons with disabilities and chronic illnesses
- Stay in an air-conditioned place (if possible) and only go outdoors during the coolest part of the day
- Limit outdoor exercise
- Avoid the sun by wearing loose-fitting clothing, hat and sunglasses and apply sunscreen 20 to 30 minutes before going outside.
For more information about heat and smog alerts, visit the Halton Region website.