Where to get out of the heat and stay cool in Oakville this week

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Published June 17, 2024 at 3:38 pm

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With scorching temperatures expected for the remainder of the week, Oakville residents will want to make sure they stay cool and find somewhere to cool off if they don't have air conditioning.

If you think Monday (June 15) was hot in Oakville, wait until the rest of the week.

The heat is on and temperatures and the humidity are only going to continue to climb throughout this week as southern Ontario experiences a “prolonged” heat event.

Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for most of the province, with daytime highs expected to climb to between 30 degrees Celsius and 35 degrees Celsius. Those numbers get to a scorching 40 to 45 degrees Celsius with the humidity.

“Extreme head can affect everyone’s health,” says Environment Canada. “Watch for the effects of heat illness; swelling, rash, cramps, fainting, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and the worsening of health conditions.”

Oakville residents will want to make sure they have a cool place to hang out over the rest of the week.

If you need a place to cool off, Oakville Public Libraries and some town facilities are designated cooling centres that are available to the public during their hours of operation.

These facilities will offer an air-conditioned space for people to rest and grab a cool drink of water. Facilities will be available during our hours of operation only.

Oakville’s cooling centres can be found at:

Public Library Locations

  • Oakville Public Library, Central Branch, 120 Navy St. (9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
  • Oakville Public Library, Clearview Branch, 2860 Kingsway Dr. (3:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.)
  • Oakville Public Library, Glen Abbey Branch (Glen Abbey Community Centre), 1415 Third Line, (9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.)
  • Oakville Public Library, White Oaks Branch, 1070 McCraney St. E, (10 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
  • Oakville Public Library, Iroquois Ridge Branch (Iroquois Ridge Community Centre), 1051 Glenashton Dr. (9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.)
  • Oakville Public Library, Woodside Branch, 1274 Rebecca St., (9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
  • Oakville Public Library, Sixteen Mile Branch, 3250 Neyagawa Blvd, (12 p.m. to 8 p.m.)

Town Locations

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

  • Drink lots of water (avoid caffeinated and alcoholic beverages)
  • Check regularly on children, neighbours, the elderly, persons with disabilities and chronic illnesses
  • Stay in an air-conditioned place (if possible) and only go outdoors during the coolest part of the day
  • Limit outdoor exercise
  • 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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