Cooling centres

Suburbs

In the event that Environment Canada issues a humidex advisory, the city urges people to cool off indoors, stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water, limit their time in the sun and take other precautions to avoid a heat-related illness.

When a humidex advisory is issued, select facilities in the Region of Waterloo are available for use as a cooling centre by the general public. Due to COVID-19, many facilities are currently closed.

The following facilities in the Region of Waterloo are available as cooling centres at this time:

Kitchener

Don McLaren Arena

  • Location: 61 Green Street, Kitchener
  • Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Monday-Friday) - open Saturday, July 4 - Sunday, July 5 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Region of Waterloo headquarters

  • Location 150 Frederick Street, Kitchener
  • Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Monday to Friday)
Cambridge

Region of Waterloo building

  • Location: 150 Main Street, Cambridge
  • Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Monday to Friday)
North Dumfries

North Dumfries Community Complex

  • Location: 2958 Greenfield Road, Ayr
  • Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Monday to Friday)
Waterloo

Adult Recreation Centre

  • Location: 185 King Street South, Waterloo
  • Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Daily)

For more information, visit the Region of Waterloo's public health department's website.

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