Heat Alert Oakville and Burlington July 16th 2012
Town urges residents to stay cool during a heat alert
When Halton Region issues a heat alert 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 (in effect until Labour Day)
Monday to Sunday 8 a.m.–9 p.m.
Central Library Branch
Visit the Oakville Public Library website for all branch hours
Monday to Thursday 10 a.m.–8:30 p.m.
Friday to Saturday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday 1–5 p.m.
Glen Abbey Community Centre
Iroquois Ridge Community Centre
River Oaks Community Centre
Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre
Sixteen Mile Sports Complex
Monday to Friday 7 a.m.–10:30 p.m.
Saturday to Sunday 8 a.m.–10:30 p.m.
Oakville Seniors’ Centre and Sir John Colborne Seniors’ Centre
Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
During heat alerts Town of Oakville splash pads will be in operation until 10 p.m.
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.