A bit about Halton Region’s Heat Response Plan
Stage 1: 1 day with 40 or greater humidex
Stage 2: 2+ days with 40 or greater humidex
Stage 3: 4+ days with 40 or greater humidex or 1+ day(s) with 45 or greater humidex
Weather forecasts are monitored by Halton Region Public Health Department for conditions that can be hazardous to health. A heat event will occur when the weather calls for 1 day with 40 or greater humidex and notification will be sent via Public Health Department to radio and TV with information on how to stay cool.
Extreme heat can cause heat cramps, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and even death. Public are advised to take precautions to reduce their risk of heat-related illnesses and to keep a lookout for the most vulnerable in our community.
During Stage 1
During Stage 1 the following Cool Places will provide an air conditioned place to cool off during posted business hours and regularly scheduled swims.
City of Burlington Cool Places (look for the Heat Response Facility signs)
Other city locations to cool down
City outdoor pools will post extended hours on the Swimming Closures and Schedule Changes web page.
City summer programs and/or rentals may be modified to account for the hot weather conditions.
City summer programs and/or rentals may be cancelled or continued to be modified as a result of the extreme heat.
Heat Alert - Halton Region Extreme Heat and Your Health - Health Canada Sun Safety 101 - Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Heat Stress Guidelines - Ontario Ministry of Labour Fan use tips - Toronto Public Health SMOG Alert - Halton Region
Air Quality Health Index - (AQHI) - Environment Canada