Rest Stations for Extreme Weather Relief, Simcoe County

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Description (Service) City of Barrie  
During alerts, the following City buildings may be used: 
* City Hall Rotunda, 70 Collier St - Mon-Fri 8 am-8 pm, Sat 7 am-1 pm (except holidays) 
* Barrie Transit Terminal, 24 Maple Ave - Mon-Sun 6 am-12 am 
* City of Barrie Community Centres - Allandale at 190 Bayview Drive, East Bayfield at 80 Livingtone St E, Holly at 171 Mapleton Avenue - hours vary, call ahead or check drop in schedules on line 
* Downtown Library: 60 Worsley St, Barrie - Mon-Thu 9:30 am-9 pm, Fri, Sat 9:30 am-5 pm, Sun 12 noon-5 pm * closed on statutory holidays and Sundays of long weekends 
* Painswick Library: 48 Dean Ave - Mon 9:30 am-5 pm, Tue-Fri 9:30 am-9 pm, Sat 9:30 am-5 pm, Sun 12 noon-5 pm * closed on statutory holidays and Sundays of long weekends 
click here for details of both branches 
Other locations in Barrie include: 
* David Busby Centre 88 Mulcaster Street 
* Salvation Army, Bayside Mission Centre, 16 Bayfield St - Mon-Fri after 3 pm once David Busby Centre closes * Sat-Sun may open but hours vary, check sign on door or drop-in 
* YMCA Simcoe Muskoka - 22 Grove St W - Mon-Fri 5:30 am-10 pm, Sat-Sun 7 am-5 pm Statutory holidays 10 am-3 pm, except Dec 24, Dec 31 opening time will vary depending on day of week, closing time 3 pm * closed Dec 25 
Clearview (Avening * Brentwood * Cashtown Corners * Devils Glen * Dunedin * Glen Huron * Lavender * Maple Valle* Mount Zion * New Lowell * Nottawa * Singhampton * Smithdale* Stayner* Sunnidale Corners) 
* Stayner Library, 201 Huron St - Tue-Fri 10 am-9 pm, Sat 10 am-4 pm 
Creemore Library, 165 Library St - Tue-Fri 10 am-5 pm & 7 pm-9 pm, Sat 10 am-4 pm,  
* Sunnidale Public Library, 5237 Simcoe County Road 9, New Lowell - Tue, Fri 1 pm-6 pm * Wed-Thu 10 am-8 pm * Sat 10 am-2 pm  
* click here to view website for all 3 branches 
* Collingwood Library, 55 Ste Marie St - Mon-Thu 10 am-9 pm, Fri 10 am-8 pm, Sat 10 am-5 pm, Sun 1 pm-4 pm (no Sun hours during Jul,Aug) 
* Museum, 45 St Paul Street - Mon-Sun 9 am-5 pm  
* Centennial Aquatic Centre June 30-July 2 Sat 7 am-4 pm, Sun 9 am-3 pm, Mon 7 am-9 pm 
* Central Park Arena - Mon-Fri 6:30 am-9 pm 
South Simcoe 
Bradford West Gwillimbury (Bond Head * Bradford * Coulsons Hill * Dunkerron * Newton Robinson * Pinkerton) 
* Bradford Library, 425 Holland Street West - Mon-Thu 9:30 am-9 pm, Fri-Sat 9:30 am-5:30 pm (closed Sunday) 
* BWG Leisure Centre, 471 West Park Avenue - Summer: Mon-Thu 6 am-10 pm, Fri 6 am-8 pm, Sat-Sun 7:30 am-4 pm * Winter: Mon-Fri 6 am-10 pm, Sat, Sun 7:30 am-5 pm 
Essa,Township of (Angus * Baxter * Colwell * Egbert * Elmgrove * Ivy * Nicholston * Thornton * Utopia) 
* Thornton Public Library, 34 Robert St, Mon-Thu 2 pm-8 pm, Fri-Sat 10 am-4 pm 
* Angus Public Library, 1- 8505 County Rd 10, Mon-Thu 10 am-8 pm * Fri,Sat 10 am-5 pm 
* YMCA 1-7315 Yonge St, Innisfil - Mon-Fri 5:30 am-10 pm, Sat-Sun 7 am-6 pm Statutory holidays 10 am-5pm * offers the use of their swimming pools and showers free of charge during summer 
Wasaga Beach 
Wasaga Beach Library120 Glenwood Dr - *Tue-Fri 10 am-8 pm, Sat 10 am-4 pm, Sun 12 pm-4 pm 
* RecPlex - YMCA, 1724 Mosley St - Mon-Fri 5:30 am-10 pm, Sat 7 am-7 pm, Sun 7 am-5 pm , Stat hours 10 am-5 pm * water is available * offers the use of their swimming pools and showers free of charge during summer 
Orillia City Centre 50 Andrew St S * Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm  
Rotary Place (Sports Complex),100 University Ave * hours vary, recommend to call to confirm - contact arena: 705-325-5332 or Rec Dept: 705-329-7250 - if no answer, contact the city: 705-325-1311, as they will staff arena during normal business hours when an extreme alert is issued if arena is not already open  
Orillia Public Library, 36 Mississaga St W * Mon-Thu 10 am-8 pm * Fri 10 am-6 pm * Sat 9 am-5 pm * Sun 1 pm-4 pm from mid Oct-mid Apr only, not open during months from Easter until after Thanksgiving
Service Details
Public Comments When Environment Canada issues an extreme heat or cold alert, for relief to residents during these extreme weather conditions, rest areas can include public buildings such as libraries or community centres - other buildings such as malls or cinemas that have A/C or heating could be used for relief. Contact your local municipality or visit their website for hours and locations of cooling or warming centres in your area. See suggested locations open during normal operating hours, unless otherwise stated * advised to call to confirm before visiting as hours may be extended or limited depending on season * hours subject to change without notice and are closed during stat holidays  
An advisory/alert is usually issued when temperatures are less than -25C with wind chill, or humidex higher than 30C
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