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.
The following are suggested locations open during normal operating hours:
- L.E. Shore Memorial Library - 173 Bruce St South, Thornbury - Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat 10 am-5 pm; Tue, Thu 10 am-7 pm
- Craigleith Heritage Depot - 113 Lakeshore Rd East, The Blue Mountains - Tue, Thu, Fri 12 noon-5 pm; Wed 4 pm-7 pm; Sat 10 am-4 pm; Sun 12 noon-4 pm
Chatsworth (Berkely, Desboro, Dornoch, Holland Centre, Massie, Williamsford)
- Chatsworth Fire Hall - 75 McNab, Chatsworth, 519-794-3188 - Will be made available during emergency condition only
- Keady Community Centre - 116931 Grey Road 3, Tara, 519-934-2241 - call for hours and availabiltiy
Georgian Bluffs, Township of (Derby, Keady, Keppel, Sarawak, Shallow Lake, Springmount)
- Shallow Lake Community Centre - 550 Princess St - Summer: Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm, Winter: Mon-Sun 9 am-11 pm - Hours are unverified. Call 519-376-2729 ext 201 to confirm availability.
Grey Highlands (Eugenia, Feversham, Flesherton, Kimberley, Markdale, Maxwell, Priceville)
Hanover, Town of
Meaford, Municipality of (Annan, Bognor, Griersville, Leith, Meaford, Woodford)
- Meaford Library - 15 Trowbridge St W - Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat 10 am-5 pm, Tue, Thu 10 am-8 pm, Sun 11 am-3 pm
- Meaford Hall - 12 Nelson St E - Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm, may also be open evenings and weekends. Advised to call first as some private functions may result in the Gallery being closed
- Meaford and St Vincent Community Centre - 151 Collingwood St W - Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm, may be open in evenings and on weekends
Owen Sound, City of -check website for more information
Southgate, Township of (Dundalk, Egremont, Holstein, Proton, Varney)
- Southgate Ruth Hargrave Memorial Library - 80 Proton St N, Dundalk - Tue-Thu 11 am-8 pm, Fri 11 am-5 pm, Sat 10 am-2 pm
- Township of Southgate Municipal Office - 185667 Grey County Rd 9, Dundalk - Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4 pm
The Frank Macintyre Building , Egremont Optimist Centre and Dundalk Arena may be available as warming centres as needed in emergency circumstances. Phone numbers are posted on the doors to contact the facilities manager who can open a facility on request. Warming centres will be open for 24 hour cycles and will reassessed daily at 10 am for the duration of the emergency.
West Grey (Ayton, Durham, Neustadt, Varney)
The following facilities may be available. Hours are irregular so phone first to confirm they are open.
- Durham Community Centre - 451 Sadler St West, Durham - 519-369-5771
- Neustadt Arena and Community Hall - 183 Enoch St, Neustadt - 519-665-7850
- Ayton Arena Complex - 759 Arthur St, Ayton - 519-665-7850