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Beat the heat at a Town facility this week

The extreme heat warning continues this week. For those looking to beat the heat can visit the following Town cooling centres:

July 3rd to 5th open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Holland Landing Community Centre/Holland Landing library branch (19513 Yonge St., Holland Landing)
Ross Family Complex/Mount Albert library branch (19300 Centre St., Mount Albert)
East Gwillimbury Sports Complex (1914B Mount Albert Road, Sharon)

July 6th open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Holland Landing Community Centre/Holland Landing library branch (19513 Yonge St., Holland Landing)
Ross Family Complex/Mount Albert library branch (19300 Centre St., Mount Albert)
East Gwillimbury Sports Complex (1914B Mount Albert Road, Sharon)

Community Splash Pads

Cool down at our community splash pads, splash pads are open from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.:

  • Harvest Hills Park
  • Parkway Park 
  • Ross Family Complex 
  • Holland Landing Community Centre 

Safety Tips

Follow these tips to ensure your safety during extreme heat:

If you feel dizzy, weak or overheated:

  • go to a cool place;
  • sit or lie down;
  • drink water;
  • wash your face with cool water.
  • If you don't feel better soon, seek medical help immediately

If you are indoors:

  • Stay indoors to limit sun exposure
  • Take frequent cool showers or baths
  • Stay on lower floors if there's no air conditioning
  • Drink water and eat light, regular meals — avoid using salt

If you are outdoors:

  • Spend the hottest part of the day in air conditioned public buildings (e.g., mall, library, cooling station)
  • Drink water every 15 to 20 minutes even if you aren't thirsty
  • Dress in light-coloured, loose-fitting clothing covering as much of your skin as possible
  • Wear a wide-brimmed hat to protect your face
  • Wear full UVA and UVB protection sunglasses
  • Apply sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher 20 minutes before going outside
  • Apply lip balm with an SPF 15 or higher

For more information and safety tips, click here.