Beat the heat with relief centres and splash pads during heatwave in Brampton

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Published September 5, 2023 at 9:00 am

The City of Brampton has ways for you to keep cool and stay safe as temperatures are going to be on the rise this week as a heat warning is still in place.

According to Environment Canada, a hot air mass is expected to bring the temperature in Brampton up to 34 C on Tuesday, but feeling more like 42 C with high humidity.

The warm weather is expected to continue through at least mid-week with a break in the heat and some showers in the forecast for Wednesday night.

The City of Brampton has opened heat relief areas in all public access buildings including the Brampton Civic Centre, City Hall, recreation centres and libraries to help residents beat the heat, and will be open during regular business hours.

Here are some more ways you can get a reprieve from the heat in Brampton this week:

Restrict outdoor activity

Limiting your activity outdoors and staying out of the sun, drink lots of water and stay in air-conditioned places or shaded areas.

Know who is at risk

Seniors and young children are particularly at risk of heat-related complications, and residents are encouraged to check in on friends and family virtually or by phone who they think may be vulnerable.

Pets are also vulnerable to heat, so remember to keep your pets indoors and hold off on taking them for walks in the heat. Be sure to provide plenty of fresh water, keep air circulating indoors, limit time in the sun and provide shade.

In hot temperatures, never leave children or pets unattended in vehicles.

Splash pads and Wading Pools

The city’s splash pads will be operating at 13 locations with operating hours from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day, weather permitting.

Here are the locations of Brampton’s splash pads:

  • Andrew McCandless Park – 450 Elbern Markell Dr​.
  • Batsman Park – 389 Father Tobin Dr.
  • Brampton Soccer Centre – 1495 Sandalwood Pkwy. E.
  • Cassie Campbell Community Centre – 1050 Sandalwood Pkwy W,
  • Century Gardens Recreation Centre  – 340 Vodden St. E.
  • Chinguacousy Park – 9050 Bramalea Rd.
  • Chris Gibson Recreation Centre – 3125 McLaughlin Rd.
  • Creditview Sandalwood Park – Creditview Rd. & Sandalwood Pkwy. W.
  • Dixie Sandalwood Park – 10600 Dixie Rd​.
  • Michael Murphy Park – Squire Ellis Dr. & Martin Byrne Dr.
  • Jim Irons Park – On Terrick Rd, south of Truro Circle
  • Komagata Maru Park – Bramalea Rd. & Blackcherry Lane
  • Teramoto Park – Chinguacousy Rd. & Queen St.

Be safe in the water

Residents are also reminded to play it safe near water.

Always keep young children within arms’ reach around the water, never swim alone, and restrict access to backyard pools with fencing on all four sides.

Young children should wear life jackets when in the pool area or at the beach, and consider choosing lifeguard-supervised beaches and pools for swimming.

Empty unattended wading pools and buckets of water if not in use, and if you have a pool or cottage, ensure family members learn lifesaving skills.

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