Brampton heat relief stations open as scorching weather warning in effect
Published June 21, 2022 at 10:08 am
Summer has officially arrived with temperatures on the rise, and the City of Brampton wants to help keep residents safe and cool with heat relief stations.
As of Tuesday (June 21), Brampton has opened heat relief areas in all public access buildings including the Brampton Civic Centre, City Hall, recreation centres and libraries.
The relief stations will be open during regular business hours to give residents some repriev as as a two-day heatwave is forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday, with temperatures on both days expected to reach low to mid thirties.
Tuesday’s high in Brampton is a forecasted 31º C but will feel more like 36º C with the humidex, according to Environment Canada.
To stay safe from the heat, residents are advised to stay indoors when possible, drink water regularly, eat light, cool meals, and avoid leaving people or pets inside a parked vehicle.
Here are some tips to help beat the heat in Brampton this summer:
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 the 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, and limit time in the sun and provide shade.
In hot temperatures, never leave children or pets unattended in vehicles.
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.
Splash pads and Wading Pools
This year the splash pads will be operating at 13 locations across the city 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.