Rest Stations for Extreme Weather Relief, Grey County

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Description (Service) COVID-19 Response 
Due to concern regarding COVID-19, the facilities listed below may not be open. Contact individual facilities directly to see if they are available to the public.

Proof of vaccination and identification may be required for entry at some facilities (such as arenas). No proof is required at facilities that are considered essential (municipal offices, libraries).

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:

Blue Mountains
  • L.E. Shore Memorial Library - 173 Bruce St South, Thornbury, ON - Mon-Fri, Sat 10 am-5 pm, Sat 10 am- 2 pm
  • Craigleith Heritage Depot - 113 Lakeshore Rd East, The Blue Mountains, ON - 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 - Proof of vaccination and identification will be required
Georgian Bluffs, Township of (Derby, Keady, Keppel,  Sarawak, Shallow Lake, Springmount)

Grey Highlands – call Kayla Pate (during regular business hours) at 519-986-1216 ext 227 for extended hours and locations during extreme weather alerts (Eugenia, Feversham, Flesherton, Kimberley, Markdale, Maxwell, Priceville)
  • Grey Highlands Municipal Office - 206 Toronto St S Unit 1, Markdale - Mon-Fri, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Not available this winter
  • Flesherton Public Library - 101 Highland Dr, Flesherton - Tue-Fri 10 am-5 pm; Sat 9 am-2 pm
  • Walter Harris Memorial Branch - 75 Walker St, Markdale - Tue-Wed 10 am-5:30 pm; Thu 1 pm-5:30 pm, Fri-Sat 10 am-5:30 pm
  • Centre Grey Recreation Complex Hall and Arena Floor – 75 Walker Rd., Markdale - no regular hours, call 519-986-1216 ext 227 for information Not available this winter
  • Osprey Arena Floor and Hall - 494196 Grey Rd 2, Feversham - no regular hours, call 519-986-1216 ext 227 for information Not available this winter

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
  • Owen Sound & North Grey Union Library - 824 1st Ave W, Mon 1 am-8 pm, Tue-Thu 10 am-8 pm, Fri-Sat 10 am-5 pm - open, but subject to 50% capacity limit, call to check status, 519-376-6623
  • Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre - 1900 3rd Ave E - Mon-Sat 8 am-4:30 pm - Not available this winter
  • Julie McArthur Regional Recreation Centre - 700 10th St E - Mon-Fri 5:45 am-10 pm, Sat-Sun 7 am-4 pm - Not available this winter
  • Owen Sound City Hall - 808 2nd Ave E - Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm - water available - Closed to the public until further notice
  • Atrium of the Grey Bruce Health Unit - 101 17th St E - water available - Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
  • Safe 'N Sound - 310 8th St E, Mon 9 am-3 pm, 5 pm-9 pm ; Tue-Fri 9 am-3:30 pm, 5 pm-9 pm;  Sat 5 pm-9 pm. When Extreme Cold alerts are issue, Safe 'N Sound will extend their hours to midnight.

Southgate, Township of (Dundalk, Egremont, Holstein, Proton, Varney)
COVID-19 Response - The following locations will be available as warming stations during regular business hours:
  • Frank Macintyre Building located in Dundalk Memorial Park, 250 Owen Sound Street, Dundalk, Ontario - Proof of vaccination and identification will be required
  • Southgate Ruth Hargrave Memorial Library - 80 Proton St N, Dundalk - Tue 11 am-8 pm; Wed -Thu 11 am-6 pm; Fri 11 am-5 pm
  • Township of Southgate Municipal Office - 185667 Grey County Rd 9, Dundalk - Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4 pm

The  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. Proof of vaccination and identification required.
  • 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 
Service Details
Areas Served Grey County
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Walk-in
Fees None
Address and Location
Located In Community Grey County
Address & Map
Owen Sound, ON

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