Rest Stations for Extreme Weather Relief, Bruce County

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Record #: BRU0173
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2022
Last Full Update: 29 Jun 2022

Description

Description (Service) When Environment Canada issues an extreme heat or cold alert, rest areas are available to residents for relief from extreme weather conditions. These can include public buildings such as libraries or community centres during regular business hours. Other buildings such as malls or cinemas that have air conditioning/heating could also be used.

Contact your local municipality before visiting as locations and hours may be extended or limited depending on season and conditions. Hours subject to change without notice and locations may be closed on holidays.

Alternately, you may visit the Bruce County library website for information about local library locations at https://library.brucecounty.on.ca/locations. Public libraries may be accessed as rest stations in the event of extreme weather. 

The following are suggested locations open during normal operating hours:


Arran-Elderslie  (Allenford, Burgoyne, Chesley, Dobbinton, Paisley,Tara)
The following libraries may be accessed in extreme weather conditions. 
  • Chesley Public Library 73 Second Ave, Chesley, 519-363-2239 - Mon 10 am-5 pm, Tue 10 am-6 pm, Wed 10 am-5 pm, Thu 10 am-7 pm, Fri 10 am-3 pm, Sat 10 am-2 pm
  • Paisley Public Library 274 Queen St. Paisley, 519-353-7225 - Tue,Thu 1 am-6 pm, Fri 10 am-4 pm,  Sat 10 am-3 pm
  • Tara Public Library 67 Younge St. N. Tara, 519-934-2626 - Tue 12 noon-6 pm, Wed 10 am-4 pm, Thurs 10 am-3 pm, Fri 1 pm-4 pm, Sat 10 am-3 pm
The following municipal facility is available to the public during regular business hours. Brockton (Brant, Cargill, Chepstow, Dunkeld, Eden Grove, Ellengowan, Elmwood, Glamis, Greenock, Malcolm, Maple Hill, Pearl Lake,  Pinkerton, Riversdale, Solway, Walkerton)
The following libraries may be accessed in extreme weather conditions.
  • Walkerton Public Library - 253 Durham St E, Walkerton, 519-881-3240 - Mon, Wed, Fri 10 am-5 pm, Tue, Thu 12 noon-8 pm,Sat 10 am-3 pm
  • Cargill Public Library 1012 Greenock Brant, Cargill, 519-366-9990 - Tue 3 pm-7 pm, Thu, Fri, 10 am-2 pm, Sat 10 am-1 pm
The following municipal facility is available to the public during regular business hours. Huron-Kinloss, Township of (Amberley, Clark's Church, Clover Valley, Holyrood,  Kinloss,  Kinlough,  Langside,  Lower Langside, Lucknow,  Pine River,  Point Clark,  Purple Grove,  Reid's Corners,  Ripley, Verdun,  Whitechurch)
The following libraries may be accessed in extreme weather conditions. 
  • Lucknow Public Library - 526 Campbell St, Lucknow, 519-528-3011 - Tue 3 pm-8 pm, Wed, Thu, Fri 10 am-5 pm, Sat 10 am-1 pm
  • Ripley Public Library 23 Jessie St. Ripley, 519-395-5919 - Tue 2 pm-7 pm, Wed 1 pm-5 pm, Thurs 10 am-3 pm, Fri 1 am-5 pm, Sat 10 am-1 pm
The following municipal facilities are available to the public during regular business hours.
Kincardine (Kincardine, Tiverton, Underwood)
The following libraries may be accessed in extreme weather conditions.
  • Kincardine Library - 727 Queen St, Kincardine, 519-396-3289 - Mon 10 am-4 pm, Tue, Wed 10 am-8 pm, Thu, Fri 10 am-5 pm, Sat 10 am-3 pm, Sun 1 pm-4 pm
  • Tiverton Library - 56 King St, Tiverton, 519-368-5655 - Mon,Tue,Thu 2 pm-7 pm, Fri, Sat 10 am-3 pm
The following municipal facility is available to the public during regular business hours.
  • Davidson Centre - 601 Durham St, Kincardine - 519-396-3491 - Mon-Sun 6 am-11 pm - please call ahead to confirm availability
Northern Bruce Peninsula (Ferndale, Lion's Head, Miller Lake, Stokes Bay, Tobermory)
The following libraries may be accessed in extreme weather conditions. 
  • Lion’s Head Public Library 90 Main St. Lion’s Head, 519-793-3844 - Mon 9:30 am-5 pm, Wed 2 pm-6 pm, Thu 10 am-2 pm, Fri 9:30 am-5 pm, Sat 9:30 am-2 pm
  • TobermorPublic Library 22 Bay St. Tobermory, 519-596-2446 - Tue 12:30 pm-4:30 pm; Wed, Thu 10 am-6 pm; Fri 10 am-5 pm; Sat 10 am-3 pm; Sun 12:30 pm-4:30 pm (Summer hours vary – please visit library.brucecounty.on.ca/locations for details)
The following municipal facilities are available to the public. Hours are irregular so call ahead to see if they are open. 
  • Tobermory Community Centre - 7420 Highway 6, ph 519-596-2161
  • Lion's Head Arena - 4 Tackabury Street. ph 519-793-3318
Saugeen Shores (Burgoyne,  Port Elgin,  Southampton)
The following libraries may be accessed in extreme weather conditions.
  • Port Elgin Library - 708 Goderich St, Port Elgin - Mon, Tue, Fri, Sat 10 am-5 pm, Wed, Thu 10 am-7 pm, Sun 1 pm-4  pm
  • Southampton Library - 215 High St, Southampton - Tue, Thu, Fri 10 am-5 pm, Wed 10 am-7:30 pm, Sat 10 am-4 pm, Sun 1 pm-4 pm (Summer hours vary – please visit library.brucecounty.on.ca/locations for details)
The following municipal facility is available to the public during regular business hours.
  • The Plex, 600 Tomlinson Dr, Port Elgin - Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Under extreme circumstances, Saugeen Shores will open The Southhampton Coliseum (6 Albert St S, Southhampton), during extreme heat or cold alerts. Notification of opening can be found on the municipal website, www.saugeenshores.ca or social media.

South Bruce (Formosa, Mildmay, Teeswater)
The following libraries may be accessed in extreme weather conditions. 
  • Mildmay Public Library 51 Elora St. Mildmay, 519-367-2814 - Tue 11:30 am-7:30 pm, Thu 12 noon-5 pm, Fri 10 am-3 pm, Sat 10 am-1 pm
  • Teeswater Public Library 2 Clinton St S. Teeswater, 519-392-6801 - Tue 10 am-5:30 pm, Wed 1 pm-6 pm, Thu 10 am-12:30 pm, 1 pm-5:30 pm, Fri 10 am-3 pm, Sat 10 am-1 pm

South Bruce Peninsula (Allenford, Colpoyos Bay,  Hepworth,  Sauble Beach, Wiarton)
The following libraries may be accessed in extreme weather conditions. 
  • Sauble Beach Library - 27 Community Centre Dr, Sauble Beach - Mon-Wed, Fri 10 am-6 pm, Sat 11 am-4 pm, Sun 12 noon-4 pm (Summer hours vary – please visit library.brucecounty.on.ca/locations for details)
  • Wiarton Library - 578 Brown St, Wiarton, Ontario - 519-534-2602 - Tue 10 am-7 pm; Wed 10 am-6 pm; Thu 10 am-7 pm;  Fri 10 am-6 pm; Sat 10 am-4 pm; Sun 1 pm-5 pm.
Under extreme circumstances, South Bruce Peninsula will open the Sauble Beach Community Centre (30 Community Centre Dr, Sauble Beach)  and the Wiarton and District Community Centre and Arena (526 Taylor St, Wiarton) during extreme heat or cold alerts. Notification of opening can be found on the municipal website,  www.southbrucepeninsula.com or social media.

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Areas Served Bruce County
Application Walk-in
Languages English
Fees None

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Located In Community Bruce County
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Walkerton, ON

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