When Halton Region issues a cold alert some town facilities are available for use as cooling centres.
To confirm that there is a heat alert in effect for Halton Region please visit the Government of Canada's Weather Office website.
During heat alerts and warm weather
- Drink lots of water and avoid caffeinated and alcoholic beverages
- Check regularly on children, neighbours, the elderly, and persons with disabilities or chronic illnesses
- Stay in an air-conditioned place and only go outdoors during the coolest part of the day
- Limit outdoor exercise
- Avoid the sun by wearing loose-fitting clothing, a hat and sunglasses. Apply sunscreen 20 to 30 minutes before going outside.
For more information about heat and smog alerts, visit the Halton Region website.
Visit one of our cooling centres
To help residents combat the heat, we welcome visitors to step into our facilities during regional heat warning/alerts. These facilities offer an air-conditioned space for people to rest and grab a cool drink of water. Facilities are available during our hours of operation only.
- Glen Abbey Community Centre
- River Oaks Community Centre
- Sixteen Mile Sports Complex
- Trafalgar Park Community Centre
- Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre
- Iroquois Ridge Community Centre
- Oakville Trafalgar Community Centre
- Oakville Public Library branches