Here is where you can cool off during the heat event in Mississauga
Published July 4, 2023 at 9:56 am
Mississauga is in for a few days of crushing heat prompting warnings from officials but there are a few ways to stay cool.
Environment Canada issued a heat warning for today (July 4) and Wednesday for Mississauga and much of southern Ontario. With the humidex, it could feel like it is above 40 C.
Peel Region’s Medical Officer of Health has also issued a heat warning starting today and it will remain in effect until further notice.
The medical officer advises residents to check on friends, family and neighbours, especially seniors who live on their own.
There is risk of heat-related illnesses such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Heat stroke can be life-threatening.
The City of Mississauga advises people should stay hydrated and stay in air-conditioned places if possible.
Spray pad hours of operation are extended when a heat alert is in effect — families can head there anytime from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
And Celebration Square has a wading pool, which is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. (until Labour Day) and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. after Labour Day.
When there are extremely hot temperatures forecasted, the City of Mississauga offers residents places to stay cool.
There are indoor swimming pools, air-conditioned libraries, and community centres. When heat warnings are issued by the Region of Peel, residents should call before visiting one of these locations, as hours of operation may vary.
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A heat alert has been issued for Mississauga by the @regionofpeel Medical Officer of Health.
🧴Wear sunscreen & a hat
🏠Consider staying indoors
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