Here’s where to beat the heat and stay cool in Mississauga


Published June 1, 2023 at 4:00 pm


With heat alerts in effect the next two days in Mississauga, City officials are urging people to take advantage of a number of places in town to keep cool.

Of course, indoor spaces with air conditioning are ideal places to wait out the mini-heat event that has gripped Mississauga and much of the GTA. However, if you find yourself outdoors for any period of time, Mississauga officials have some suggestions.

Seeking out shade in parks or elsewhere for temporary relief or visiting one of the city’s 32 spray pads, seven outdoor swimming pools or the fountain at Celebration Square in the downtown core are some spots to consider.

Spray pads across Mississauga are operating on extended hours, from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., and the Celebration Square fountain and wading pool is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily until Labour Day.

“When there are extremely hot temperatures forecasted, the City offers residents places to stay cool. This includes visiting one of our indoor swimming pools, air-conditioned libraries and community centres,” officials add. “When heat warnings are issued by the Region of Peel, residents are encouraged to call before visiting one of these locations, as hours of operation may vary.”

Officials also remind people to ensure their dogs and cats are kept cool and comfortable and not left inside parked cars.

For more information on locations of spray pads and swimming pools, click the link on the Twitter post below.

The two-day heat event is expected to last through Friday before things cool down a bit on the weekend and into next week.

Environment Canada says maximum temperatures will hit 29 to 31 degrees Celsius. Minimum temperatures will be 17 to 20 C. It could feel as hot as 36 C.

The risks of extreme heat are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors.

People who will be spending time outdoors are advised to drink plenty of water before feeling thirsty and stay in a cool place.

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