Here’s where to cool down in Burlington during the heatwave

Published July 25, 2023 at 9:54 pm

Extreme heat and humidity starting Wednesday (July 26) and continuing until the weekend has prompted a warning from Environment Canada for Burlington, Oakville, Milton and Halton Hills.

The warning is issued when temperatures are expected to reach 31 degrees Celsius or more with overnight temperatures above 20 degrees Celsius for two days, or when a humidex of 40 or higher is expected for two days.

Especially at risk

  • older adults (over the age of 65), infants and young children, people who work and exercise in the heat, people without adequate housing and those without air conditioning; and
  • people who have breathing difficulties, heart problems, kidney problems or are taking medication that increase their heat-health risk.

Prevention tips

  • drink plenty of cool liquids, especially water;
  • avoid strenuous outdoor activities;
  • seek shade from the sun;
  • spend time in air-conditioned places, such as shopping malls and community centres; and
  • visit friends and neighbours who may be at risk and never leave people or pets in your care unattended in a car.

If you or someone in your care experiences rapid breathing, headache, confusion, weakness or fainting, please seek medical attention right away.

If you need to escape from the heat Burlington residents can stay cool at all designated Burlington Public Library branches during library open hours.

Aldershot Branch

550 Plains Rd. E.

Alton Branch

3040 Tim Dobbie Dr.

Brant Hills Branch

2255 Brant St.

Central Branch

2331 New St.

New Appleby Branch

676 Appleby Line

Tansley Woods Branch

1996 Itabashi Way

Another option to stay refreshed can be found at one of the many public pools and splash pads throughout the city.

Indoor pools

Outdoor pools and splash parks

Splash pads





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