Heat warning leads city to open relief stations across Brampton


Published July 8, 2024 at 1:15 pm

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Brampton is under another warning due to a heat wave, leading the city to open emergency heat relief locations across the city.

The heat warning was issued on Monday with expected daytime highs near 31 C, feeling more like between 35 C to 38 C with the humidity.

Temperatures are expected to drop somewhat overnight to around 20 C, but in the meantime, Brampton residents can get a break from the heat at relief stations opened in all public access buildings.

Environment and Climate Change Canada warns there are health risks for older adults, infants and young children, pregnant people, people with physical or mental illnesses, and people with disabilities or mobility issues during these heat events.

The city and much of Ontario endured rolling heat warnings last month, prompting the city to open several locations to give residents a way to get out of the sun.

Heat relief stations will be open on Monday the Brampton Civic Centre, City Hall, recreation centres and libraries to help residents beat the heat 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 over a dozen locations with operating hours from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Here are the locations of Brampton’s splash pads:

  • Andrew McCandless Park – 450 Elbern Markell Dr​.
  • Batsman Park – 389 Father Tobin Dr.
  • 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.
  • English Street Park – Isabella Street and  Rosebud Avenue.
  • Gage Park – 45 Main St. S.
  • Gore Meadows Community Centre ​- 10150 The Gore Rd.
  • Jim Irons Park – On Terrick Road, south of Truro Circle.
  • Michael Murphy Park – Squire Ellis Dr. & Martin Byrne Dr.
  • Paul Palleschi Recreation Centre (formerly Loafer’s
    Lake Recreation Centre – 30 Loafer’s Lake Lane.
  • Peel Village – 41 Watson Crescent​
  • Komagata Maru Park – Bramalea Rd. & Blackcherry Lane
  • Teramoto Park – Chinguacousy Rd. & Queen St.
  • Trincomalee Park – 60 Iguana Trail​

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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