Oakville’s Heat Alert to continue until Wednesday July 29th

Town urges residents to stay cool during a heat alert

Families enjoying Bronte Beach
Oakville’s Heat Alert to continue until Wednesday July 29th

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Gisele Shaw

Gisele Shaw

Gisele Shaw is the Manager of Corporate Communication for the town of Oakville since 2002. Prior to working for the town she worked for Halton Region as a communications specialist. She is a graduate of Humber College.

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When Halton Region issues a heat alert many of the town’s facilities are available for use as cooling centres. The Town of Oakville urges its residents to take the necessary precautions to limit outdoor activity and keep cool at one of our air-conditioned facilities or take a dip at one of our pools.

Cooling centres locations and hours of operation
Town Hall
1225 Trafalgar Road L6H 0H3

Monday to Sunday 8 a.m.–9 p.m.

Oakville Public Libraries
Visit the Oakville Public Library website for all branch hours

Sixteen Mile Sports Complex
3070 Neyagawa Blvd L6M 4C7

Monday to Sunday (August 4, 2015 excluded) 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Glen Abbey Community Centre
1415 3rd Line L6M 3G2

Monday to Thursday (Monday, August 4, 2015 excluded) 6 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Friday 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m.–7 p.m. (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. July and August)

Iroquois Ridge Community Centre
1051 Glenashton Drive L6H 6Z4

Monday to Thursday (August 4, 2015 excluded) 6 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Friday 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. (6 a.m. to 8 p.m. July and August)
Saturday and Sunday 8 am. to 7 p.m. (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. July and August)

Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre
2302 Bridge Road L6L 2G6

Monday to Thursday (August 4, 2015 excluded) 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

River Oaks Community Centre
2302 Bridge Road L6L 2G6

Monday to Thursday (August 4, 2015 excluded) 6 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Friday 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. July and August)

Sir John Colborne Seniors’ Centre
1565 Old Lakeshore Road L6L 6N1

Monday to Friday (August 4, 2015 excluded) 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Oakville Seniors’ Centre
263 Kerr Street L6K 3B4

Monday to Friday (August 4, 2015 excluded) 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Splash pads
During heat alerts Town of Oakville splash pads will be in operation until 10 p.m.

Pools
For regular pool schedules and locations, please visit the public swimming page.

Lake Ontario Swimming Areas in Oakville
Oakville also has three public swimming areas on Lake Ontario. Halton Region tests the water quality of the beaches once a week during the summer. Current status as of July 23, 2015 is that all locations are safe.

  1. Bronte Beach
    West side of Bronte Creek
  2. Coronation Park East
    1426 Lakeshore Road West
  3. Coronation Park West
    1426 Lakeshore Road West
Glass with ice

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During heat alerts and warm weather, the following is recommended:

  1. Drink lots of water (avoid caffeinated and alcoholic beverages)
  2. Check regularly on children, neighbours, the elderly, persons with disabilities and chronic illnesses
  3. Stay in an air-conditioned place (if possible) and only go outdoors during the coolest part of the day
  4. Limit outdoor exercise
  5. Avoid the sun by wearing loose-fitting clothing, hat and sunglasses and apply sunscreen 20 to 30 minutes before going outside.
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