Warming centres


If an extreme cold warning is issued for Waterloo Region, the following City of Kitchener facilities will be open for the public to access as warming centres:

Kitchener City Hall
  •  Monday to Friday - 7 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sunday and holidays - 9 a.m.-9 p.m. 
Community centres
The city's community centres can be used as warming centres during their regular hours.
Kitchener Public Library
Kitchener Public Library locations are also available as warming stations. For a list of locations visit the Kitchener Public Library's website.

Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.- 9 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 9 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.
The central branch (85 Queen St.) is open on Sundays from 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

 Kitchener arenas
Please note: Locations and available hours are subject to change without notice.




Kitchener Auditorium (The Aud) - 400 East Ave.


8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Activa Sportsplex - 135 Lennox Lewis Way


8:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Sportsworld Arena - 35 Sportsworld Crossing Rd.


8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Grand River Arena - 555 Heritage Dr.


8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Lions Arena - 20 Rittenhouse Rd.


8 a.m. 4 p.m.

Other options

For after-hours shelter, visit the Region of Waterloo's website for a list of emergency shelters that offer overnight support.

Public Health also has more information about warming centres across the region and how to stay safe during an extreme cold event.

Environment Canada also has tips on staying safe and warm during an extreme cold alert on their website.

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