Community Centre hours this Canada Day Long Weekend
In light of the hot weather expected for the next couple of days, the City of Brampton reminds residents that all community centres and library branches are available as heat relief locations during normal hours of operation.
Heat relief locations
Brampton has seven library branches and 27 community centres throughout the city. Residents are encouraged to come by and cool off at any one of these air-conditioned facilities for relief from the heat.
The Canada Day holiday hours for Community Centres can be found online.
Certain community centres also offer indoor public swims, where residents can escape the heat and cool off. Check out the Canada Day Long Weekend Drop-In Swim Schedule here.
Additional drop-in swims may be added on the Monday, July 2 at Cassie Campbell, Century Gardens, Chinguacousy Wellness, Gore Meadows, and Loafer’s Lake. Residents are asked to phone the centres for the most accurate information.
Eldorado Park and Professor’s Lake will be open as scheduled, weather permitting.
Across the city, spray pads will be operating regular hours from 10 AM – 8 PM.
Click here for a list of Brampton Spray Pad locations.
Restrict outdoor activity
Residents are urged to restrict outdoor activity. If you are going to be outside be sure to apply sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher), 20-30 minutes before going outside to ensure absorption. Remember, sunscreen will protect against the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays but not from the heat.
When outdoors, try to stay in the shade and avoid the sun whenever possible. Be mindful of your water intake and keep hydrated by drinking plenty of cool liquids. Learn more online on how to protect yourself from the heat.
Individuals at risk
Seniors, infants, young children and those with chronic illnesses or limited physical mobility are most at risk. Residents are encouraged to check in on friends and family who are vulnerable. In-person visits can help identify signs of heat illness that could be missed over the phone.
In hot temperatures, never leave children or pets unattended in vehicles. When the outside air temperature is 23°C., the temperatures inside a car can be more than 50°C.
Be safe in the water
Residents are also reminded to play it safe near water:
- Always keep young children within arms' reach when in or around the water.
- Limit swim time under direct sun, as you are more prone to burn.
- Put a life jacket on young children when in the pool area or at the beach.
- Choose lifeguard-supervised beaches and pools for swimming.
Keeping pets safe
- In hot weather, never leave a pet unattended in a vehicle, on balconies or in unsheltered backyards.
- Keep pets hydrated by ensuring they always have access to fresh water.
- To prevent sunburn, control your pet’s exposure to the sun. Pets with short hair and pink/white skin are more at risk from sunburn.
- Overeating during hot weather can lead to overheating, so control your pet’s food intake.
- Signs of pet heat stroke: rapid panting, lots of drooling, hot skin, twitching muscles, and vomiting. If your pet is showing these signs, get them to a veterinarian as soon as possible.
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City of Brampton
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