Where you can stay cool in Oakville during this heat wave


Published July 4, 2023 at 11:00 am

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The heat is on and Oakville libraries can help you stay cool.

A heat warning has been issued for Halton Region today (July 4), with Environment Canada predicting daytime temperature to be in the high 20s to low 30s with an overnight low in the 20s.

It will feel even warmer as the humidex is expected to make it feel like temperatures are in the high 30s and even low 40s.

People are reminded that the extreme heat affects everyone and are being advised to stay in a cool place and drink plenty of water.

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

“During the heat alerts take the necessary precautions to limit outdoor activity and keep cool,” OPL said on Twitter.

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.

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.

For more information about heat alerts, visit the Halton Region website.

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