Following yesterday’s heat warning issued by the Region of Peel, Brampton is opening a couple of facilities to the public as relief locations to keep residents cool.
Chinguacousy Wellness Centre and Chris Gibson Recreation Centre are both open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today.
Brampton City Hall conservatory is open from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. today. Residents can enter from the front of city hall.
There are other reliefs options for residents as well.
The city’s splash pad hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and the Chinguacousy Park wading pool is open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., weather permitting.
Professor’s Lake beach and the Eldorado Park outdoor pool are open, weather and water conditions permitting.
When visiting splash pads and pools, people are asked to keep health and safety at top of mind. Physically distance and wear a mask when this is difficult. For a full list of splash pads, visit the city’s website.
Here are a few more tips for Bramptonians to beat the heat this week.
Restrict your outdoor activity. It is also recommended that the public stay out of the sun, drink lots of water and stay in air conditioned places or shaded areas.
Seniors and young children are particularly at risk, and residents are encouraged to check in on friends and family virtually or by phone who they think may be vulnerable.
Tips to help keep pets cool:
- Keep your pets indoors and hold off on taking them for walks in the heat – if the pavement is too hot for bare feet, it is too hot for bare paws.
- Provide plenty of fresh water
- Keep air circulating indoors
- Limit time in the sun and provide shade
- In hot temperatures, never leave children or pets unattended in vehicles.
Residents are also reminded to play it safe near water:
- Always keep young children within arms’ reach around the water
- Never swim alone
- Restrict and control access to backyard pools with fencing on all four sides
- Put a life jacket on young children when in the pool area or at the beach
- Choose lifeguard-supervised beaches and pools for swimming
- Empty unattended wading pools and buckets of water if not in use
- If you have a pool or cottage, ensure family members learn lifesaving skills