Beat the heat with relief stations and splash pads during Brampton’s heat wave
Brampton has ways for you to keep cool and stay safe as temperatures will soar this week as the Heat Warning remains in place.
According to Environment Canada, a hot air mass is expected to raise the temperature in Brampton to 34°C on Tuesday, but it is closer to 42°C with high humidity.
The warm weather is expected to continue until at least the middle of the week, with cooler temperatures and some rain falling on Wednesday night.
The City of Brampton has opened heat relief zones in all public buildings including the Brampton Civic Center, City Hall, recreation centers and libraries to help residents beat the heat, and they will be open during normal business hours.
Here are some more ways you can get some relief from the heat in Brampton this week:
Restrict outdoor activity
Limit your outdoor activity, stay out of the sun, drink plenty of water and stay in air-conditioned or shaded areas.
Know who is at risk
The elderly and young children are at particular risk of heat-related complications, and residents are encouraged to check in with friends and family virtually or by phone who they think may be at risk.
Pets are also exposed to heat, so remember to keep your pets indoors and stop taking them for walks in hot weather. Be sure to provide plenty of fresh water, keep air circulating indoors, limit time in the sun and provide shade.
In hot temperatures, never leave children or pets unattended in vehicles.
Splash pads and wading pools
City spray pads will operate at 13 locations with hours of operation from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, weather permitting.
Here are the starting pad locations in Brampton:
- Andrew McCandless Park – 450 Elbern Markell Dr.
- Batsman Park – 389 Father Tobin Dr.
- Brampton Soccer Center – 1495 Sandalwood Pkwy. H.
- Casey Campbell Community Center – 1050 Sandalwood Pkwy W,
- Century Gardens Recreation Center – 340 Foden Street E.
- Chingwakosi Park – 9050 Bramalea Road.
- Chris Gibson Recreation Center – 3125 McLaughlin Road.
- Creditview Sandalwood Park – Creditview Rd. & sandalwood iron. w.
- Dixie Sandalwood Park – 10600 Dixie Road.
- Michael Murphy Park-Squire Ellis Dr. and Martin Byrne Dr.
- Jim Irons Park – on Terek Road, south of Truro
- Komagata Maru Park – Bramalea Road. and Blackberry Lane
- Teramoto Park – Chingwakusi Road. & Queen Street.
Be safe in the water
Residents are also reminded to play safely near water.
Always keep young children within easy reach around water, never swim alone, and restrict access to backyard pools with fencing on all four sides.
Young children should wear life jackets when in the pool area or on the beach, and consider choosing beaches and lifeguarded pools for swimming.
Empty unattended wading pools and water buckets if they are not in use, and if you have a pool or hut, make sure family members learn life-saving skills.
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