Brampton opening city facilities to help residents beat summer blast of heat

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Published August 11, 2021 at 2:19 pm

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With a heat wave expected to impact Brampton for the next few days, the City wants to remind residents there are several ways they can keep cool.

A handful of heat relief locations are now open in the city, the pavilion at Chinguacousy Park and Chris Gibson Recreation Centre will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. while Brampton City Hall conservatory will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Residents can enter from the front of City Hall.

The City’s splash pad hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and the Chinguacousy Park wading pool is open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., weather permitting.

Professor’s Lake beach and the Eldorado Park outdoor pool are open, weather and water conditions permitting.

When visiting splash pads and pools, residents are asked to keep health and safety at top of mind. Physically distance and wear a mask when this is difficult. For a full list of splash pads, visit www.brampton.ca.

In order to avoid the worst effects of the heat, residents should restrict outdoor activity and stay out of the sun, drink lots of water and stay in air conditioned places or shaded areas.

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

To help keep your pets cool:

  • Keep your pets indoors and hold off on taking them for walks in the heat – if the pavement is too hot for bare feet, it is too hot for bare paws.

  • 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.

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