Hamilton’s medical officer of health issues heat warning; here’s where you can cool down

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Published June 9, 2020 at 2:50 pm

Hamilton’s Medical Officer of Health has issued a heat warning starting Tuesday (June 9).

Heat Warnings stay in effect until they are cancelled or escalated to an Extended Heat Warning.

Hamilton’s Medical Officer of Health has issued a heat warning starting Tuesday (June 9).

Heat Warnings stay in effect until they are cancelled or escalated to an Extended Heat Warning.

Extreme heat expected for Tuesday through Wednesday when at times temperatures will reach as high as low 30s but feel more like high 30s.

The City of Hamilton warns that extreme heat puts everyone at risk of heat-related illnesses.

People at increased risk include:

  • those age 65 and older
  • young children
  • people with chronic medical conditions
  • people who work and are active outdoors

Residents are urged to take special care to protect themselves and others from heat-related illness.

For those needing a place to cool off, the City of Hamilton has opened a number of facilities where residents can go:

  • Bernie Morelli Recreation Centre, 876 Cannon St E, Hamilton
  • Central Memorial Community Centre, 93 West Ave S, Hamilton
  • Flamborough Seniors Centre, 163 Dundas St E, Waterdown
  • Huntington Park Recreation Centre, 87 Brentwood Dr, Hamilton
  • Norman Pinky Lewis Recreation Centre, 192 Wentworth St N, Hamilton
  • Rosedale Arena & Senior Centre, 100 Greenhill Ave, Hamilton
  • Ryerson Recreation Centre, 251 Duke St, Hamilton
  • Sackville Hill Seniors’ Recreation Centre, 780 Upper Wentworth St, Hamilton
  • Stoney Creek Recreation Centre, 45 King St W, Stoney Creek
  • Westmount Recreation Centre, 35 Lynbrook Dr, Hamilton
  • Hamilton Central Library, 55 York Blvd, Hamilton
  • Valley Park Library, 1050 Paramount Dr, Unit 12, Hamilton

Physical distancing and COVID-19 screening protocols will be in place at these facilities and people using them are asked to wear a mask if they have one. Water will also be available at these cool off centres.

Access will only be provided to the designated cool place rooms. No recreation programs or library borrowing will be permitted.

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