Heat Alert

Town urges residents to stay cool during a heat warning

When a heat warning is issued many town facilities are available for use as cooling centres. The Town of Oakville urges its residents to take the necessary precautions to limit outdoor activity and keep cool at one of our air-conditioned facilities or take a dip at one of our pools.

To confirm that there is still a heat 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.

Cooling centres locations and hours of operation

Holiday hours are excluded. Monday, August 6, 2018 is Emancipation Day. Please be aware of holiday facility closures.

Town Hall

1225 Trafalgar Road L6H 0H3

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

Sixteen Mile Sports Complex

3070 Neyagawa Blvd L6M 4C7

Monday to Sunday, 6 a.m. to midnight
Customer Service, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Glen Abbey Community Centre

1415 3rd Line L6M 3G2

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. (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. July and August)

Iroquois Ridge Community Centre

1051 Glenashton Drive L6H 6Z4

Monday to Thursday 6 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Friday 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. (6 a.m. to 8 p.m. July and August)
Saturday and Sunday 8 am. to 7 p.m. (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. July and August)

Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre

2302 Bridge Road L6L 2G6

Until June 30
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.

July 2 to September 2, 2018
Monday to Thursday, 6 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Friday, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

River Oaks Community Centre

2302 Bridge Road L6L 2G6

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. (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. July and August)

Sir John Colborne Seniors’ Centre

1565 Old Lakeshore Road L6L 6N1

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to noon

Oakville Seniors’ Centre

263 Kerr Street L6K 3B4

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

Splash pads

Regular hours, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Pools

For regular pool schedules and locations, please visit the public swimming page.

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.