If Environment Canada issues an extreme cold warning, we urge you to dress warmly, warm up indoors and stay dry to protect yourself from the cold.

Find city facilities you can use as a place to temporarily warm up below. 

On this page:

  1. Community centres
  2. Arenas
  3. Pools
  4. Shelters, drop-ins and meal programs
  5. Other municipalities
  6. Check on others

Community centres

These community centres are open as warming centres during regular hours. Visit the pages below to find each centre's address and hours.


These City of Kitchener arenas are open as warming centres:


These pools are open as warming centres. Visit the pages below to find each pool's address and hours.

Shelters, drop-ins and meal programs

To find a shelter, drop-in or meal program, visit these links:

Other municipalities

Information about warming centres in other municipalities in the Region of Waterloo is available on the region's website.

Check on others

During extreme low temperatures, please call or visit family, friends and neighbours, especially isolated adults and seniors who are at greater risk of suffering from frostbite and hypothermia, to see if they need help.

Other at-risk groups include people with chronic and pre-existing illnesses, infants and young children, people on certain medications and those who are marginally housed or homeless.

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