City of Burlington expanding cooling centre locations during summer heat warnings

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Published July 27, 2021 at 3:49 pm

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The City of Burlington is expanding the number of cooling centres available to help keep residents cool and safe during heat warnings.

Residents may stay cool at all open Public Library branches in Burlington when a heat warning is issued by Halton Region.

On days with extreme heat, pets may also come inside with their owners to cool off, too.

Heat warnings are issued by the Region of Halton when temperatures are expected to be at least 31 C and overnight temperatures are above 20 C for at least three days or the humidex is at least 40 C for at least two days.

The following are locations where residents may go to cool off in Burlington. 

  • Central Branch — 2331 New St.
  • Aldershot Branch — 550 Plains Rd. E. 
  • Alton Branch — 3040 Tim Dobbie Dr. 
  • Brant Hills Branch — 2255 Brant St. 
  • New Appleby Branch — 676 Appleby Line 
  • Tansley Woods Branch — 1996 Itabashi Way 

Cooling centres are open from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. during heat warnings.

Community members may use them for one-hour increments and screening for COVID-19 will be required upon arrival.

Measures are in place to ensure physical distancing and non-medical face masks will also be required.

Photo: City of Burlington

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