Here's Where To Stay Warm in Oakville During Cold Alert in Halton

The Region of Halton issued a cold weather alert as of Thursday, January 10, warning that temperatures could drop to as low as -15 Celsius.

As such, the Town of Oakville has indicated that there are a number of town facilities where residents can stay warm and limit any outdoor activities.


The following are available in Oakville as warming centres during the cold weather alert:

Town Hall

Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Oakville Public Library

Visit the Oakville Public Library website for all branch hours

Oakville Greenhouse

January 15 through June: Monday to Sunday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sixteen Mile Sports Complex

Monday to Sunday 6 a.m. to midnight

Glen Abbey Community Centre

Monday to Thursday 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.

Iroquois Ridge Community Centre

Monday to Thursday 6 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Friday 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 8 am. to 7 p.m.

Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre

Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

River Oaks Community Centre

Monday to Thursday 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.

Sir John Colborne Seniors' Centre

Monday, Thursday, Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Oakville Seniors' Centre

Monday, Wednesday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Oakville Museum

Tuesday to Sunday 1 to 4:30 p.m.


During cold alerts and cold weather, the following is recommended:

  • Dress appropriately when going outside - frostbite can occur within minutes.
  • Cover exposed skin using multiple layers of loose-fitting clothes with a wind-resistant outer layer, a hat, mittens, and scarf.
  • If you get wet, change into dry clothing as soon as possible. You lose heat faster when you’re wet.
  • Drink warm fluids - but NO alcohol or caffeinated beverages, as they cause your body to lose heat faster.
  • Keep moving - especially your hands and feet.
  • Take shelter from the wind to reduce wind chill exposure.
  • Keep your vehicle well-maintained.
  • Prepare emergency kits for your home and car.
  • Always be on the lookout for signs of frostbite and hypothermia.
  • Plan ahead and check the weather forecast!

Stay warm and safe, Oakville!

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