Here’s Where to go When Cold Weather Strikes in Halton Hills
It looks like the cold weather is here to stay in Halton.
This may seem evident after the weather the Halton Region, and most areas of the GTA, saw this past weekend.
Luckily, the Town of Halton Hills was prepared for this recent storm and future storms we may see this winter season.
"We are ready for another Canadian winter," Mayor Rick Bonnette in a recent press release.
"The priority is always the safety of our residents - whether people are travelling our roads or seeking shelter, the municipality is prepared."
The municipality is in charge of winter maintenance which includes managing over 1,000 km of roads, 157 km of sidewalks, and 27 municipal parking lots, and providing snow clearing in a priority sequence beginning with major arterial roads.
The Town of Halton Hills is prepared with plows, sanders, and salters.
The town is also prepared to accommodate residents who are looking for a place to go when cold weather strikes.
Designated warming centres are available throughout the town in the event the Halton Region issues a "Cold Alert".
Halton Hills’ Warming Centre locations are as follows:
* Mold-Masters SportsPlex - 221 Guelph Street, Georgetown
* Acton Arena & Community Centre - 415 Queen Street, Acton
* Halton Hills Cultural Centre & Library (Georgetown Branch) - 9 Church Street, Georgetown
* Halton Hills Public Library (Acton Branch) - 17 River Street, Acton
* Halton Hills Town Hall - 1 Halton Hills Drive, Georgetown
* Gellert Community Centre - 10241 8th Line, Georgetown
Residents are encouraged to call ahead or check the Town's website at haltonhills.ca/warmingcentres for more information including times and map location.
For further information, call the Town at 905-873-2601 ext. 2261, or visit the town's social media handles.
Extreme Cold Weather Alerts, according to the press release, are issued when temperatures are anticipated to fall below -15 degrees (without wind-chill), or when severe conditions warrant alerting the community to the risks of prolonged exposure.